Have you gone full keto and are now worried you won’t be able to fulfil your Christmas dinner needs this year round? Don’t worry, there are plenty of Christmas classics that are actually very keto-friendly, and we’ll help you with plenty of ideas for delicious dishes to accompany your juicy roasts! Here’s our keto-friendly ideas to make your three course Christmas dinner as filling and hearty as ever!
Pigs in Blankets
Keto pigs in blankets are a must-eat this Christmas. Yes you heard that right! Keto pigs in blankets! Wondering how to get that crisp pastry right? The only main keto ingredient you’ll have to purchase is almond flour. Read the full recipehere.
Not really bothered to make the pastry yourself? You can simply wrap cocktail sausages in square-cut pieces of our keto-friendly pizza dough. Either bake separately for classic pigs in blankets, or fill up a pizza baking tray with each wrapped sausage standing upright to create a large pull-apart pigs in blankets!
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
This is an easy way of incorporating veggies into your starters! After trimming your asparagus, toss them with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Then bunch 3-4 pieces of asparagus together, wrapping a piece of bacon around each bundle. Simply bake in the oven until the bacon looks crisp and browned!
Not a fan of pork? You’ll be surprised how good you can make asparagus taste. Grill your asparagus and once cooked, add some lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Grate some parmesan on top and voila - an easy, keto-friendly starter that’ll please everyone sitting around the table!
A show-stopping holiday roast is a must at any dining table. Generally, most meat, including pork, beef, steak and lamb are all perfectly keto-friendly and you can play around with how you cook, season and serve them! Wrap your turkey in strips of bacon and bake your meats alongside fresh herbs.
Opt for baking fresh ham as opposed to cured or glazed ham, as fresh ham isn’t loaded with sugar and is perfect to season with fresh herbs such as lavender, rosemary and thyme.
A perfectly cooked prime rib, or standing rib roast, is a juicy, flavour-packed main that is bound to become a family favourite! To get the perfectly crusty outer layer, simply pat the meat dry, place on a baking sheet, season with salt and pepper and leave uncovered in the fridge for anywhere between one night and 4 days. Then on the day, roast in the oven and cook to how well-done you like your meat!
More into a classic roast beef or roasted turkey? Well both of these options are completely keto-friendly and will even be enjoyable for family members that aren’t carb conscious!
A salmon dish is a lighter yet equally flavoursome main. Whether you want to take the lemon & garlic route or go all out with spices, you can’t go wrong with a fool-proof salmon dish. Find instructions on how to make cajun parmesan salmonhere!
If you’re not a fan of salmon, you can make similar mains by simply substituting the salmon out for prawns! We know, right? The possibilities are endless!
The sad part about stuffing is usually the high-carb bread that makes it a no-no for a keto Christmas. Now you can turn that frown upside down! You’ll be glad to hear that our keto-friendlyMultiseed Bread Mix is perfect to work into any normal stuffing recipe! Add as many sausages, thyme and sage as your heart desires! This dish is ideal as a side with your roasted mains.
Vegetables are a must at Christmas dinner, and we’ve found an interestingbroccoli and cauliflower gratin recipe as a deliciously cheesy, keto-friendly side dish.
An alternative is broccoli-cheese casserole! This simple side is made the same as any other cheesy casserole dish. All you have to do is make your cheese sauce on the stove, pack plenty of chopped broccoli into a casserole dish, pour on the cheese sauce and bake until golden! Read full instructionshere!
Garlicky mushrooms are a universal favourite that is the perfectly versatile addition to your holiday feast. Both keto-friendly and gluten-free, this side is perfect for everyone! All you need is butter, olive oil, fresh garlic, herbs and button mushrooms! Melt the butter in the oil and fry everything up together - season to taste with salt and pepper and voila ready to serve!
Are you a big fan of mashed potatoes? Well a great substitute is mashed cauliflower! Seasoning makes the biggest difference with this one, and luckily you can use the same seasoning as you would with mashed potatoes! Simply boil, rest then use a food processor or blender to make your cauliflower as smooth as butter. Find the full recipehere!
Hearty mince pies and mint chocolate cake are necessary to top off your keto Christmas meal! Whilst you thought you’d have to cut out festive desserts all together, we’ve createdChristmas Treat Boxeswith every sweet seasonal flavour you can think of! Our Christmas Treat Box is packed with 13 festive treats, including Chocolate Hazelnut Cake and Orange & Cranberry Cookies. Want even more? Our Deluxe Box features 24 treats, including Mince Pies and Iced Christmas Fruit Cake! Besides, the bigger the better, right? Get ordering ASAP to secure your desserts on time for your Christmas feast!
A Merry Keto Christmas
So, are you ready to stick to keto over Christmas? In our opinion, you’ll feel rewarded and proud of yourself which makes it worth it! Besides, you’ll barely even notice you are still following the diet with all of our Christmas dinner ideas! Maybe you’ve decided to be more lenient this year and come off keto for a couple days? Tell us your plans and what you will be indulging in this Christmas in the comments below!