Whether you’re hosting Christmas Eve, planning a holiday brunch or traveling, there are plenty of holiday low carb swaps you can make so you can stick with your low carb lifestyle.

This special time of the year is about enjoying time with family and friends, and gathering together to enjoy favorite food and traditions. If you plan your low carb holiday swaps out in advance, you’ll be able to enjoy it all without guilt.


Holiday Dinner

Many holiday main dishes are deliciously low carb, such as ham, turkey, lamb and beef. Fill your plate with your protein of choice and plenty of non-starchy veggies, and then you can add the finishing touches to your holiday dinner with these low carb holiday swaps:

Swap mashed potatoes for low carb Mock Garlic Mash

Swap cheesey potato bake for Brocolli Cheese Bake

Swap Gravy for Mushroom sauce

Swap traditional pavlova for low carb Blueberry Pavlova


Holiday Brunch Basics

Traditional brunch dishes like bacon, sausage and eggs are naturally low in carbs. Add pizazz to your brunch with these low carb holiday options:

Swap traditional pancakes for these low carb Pankcakes, a crowd-pleasing favorite that will also feed a crowd!

Swap quiche (and its high carb crust) for this Crustless Spinach, Mushroom & Feta Quiche

Swap out sugary iced coffee drinks for a Blueberry Protein Smoothie. 


Posted by Colette Heimowitz
Atkins Nutritionist