If the glass in your hand contained a highly processed substance with 30 grams of sugary carbohydrates PER CUP, would you put it down and walk away? Unfortunately, that’s exactly what store-bought eggnog contains. It is one of many lethal holiday treats that desperately need transformation to Keto Holiday Favorites.
And what’s more, it’s not just regular sugar sweetening your commercial eggnog. Instead, it’s cheap, harmful high fructose corn syrup along with artificial flavors. This list is worth checking twice and putting down.
Where do your Holiday favorites stand? If on the wrong side of the nutrition facts, don’t be dismayed. We have 5 of our favorites transformed into delicious, no-guilt Keto Holiday Favorites!
5 Lethal Holiday Treats Transformed to Keto Holiday Favorites
1. Christmas Fudge
To start, one serving of fudge is just one square inch. Just one tiny piece. It contains 90 calories and 18 grams of sugary carbohydrates, almost an entire days-worth on keto! Here’s a better option with just 2 grams of net carbs.
Keto Hazelnut Fudge:
- 3 1/2 cups organic 100% dark chocolate, chips or chopped
- 1 cup organic coconut milk
- 1 scoop Eggnog MCT Oil Powder (NEW!) OR hazelnut MCT powder
- 1 cup toasted hazelnuts
- 2 tablespoons keto sweetener (like erythritol)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon organic star anise powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Heat coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Once the coconut milk begins to simmer, add in the dark chocolate and turn heat down to low.
- Continue to heat and stir, until chocolate is melted and ingredients are well combined.
- Once melted, remove the mixture from heat and add in the remaining ingredients until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Pour mixture into a parchment-lined (or well-greased) loaf pan, and freeze for about 2 hours.
- Remove from the freezer and use a sharp knife to carefully cut fudge into 12 pieces. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition info (per piece): 160 calories, 15 grams fat, 2 grams net carbs (4 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber), 2 grams protein
2. Green Bean Casserole
Traditional green bean casserole may be warm and comforting, but that comfort comes at a price: highly processed “cream” soups laden with harmful fats, high-carbohydrate ingredients, and processed chemicals.
Instead, try this delicious, fresh green bean casserole for only 4 grams of net carbs. It’s flavorful, low-carb, contains good fiber, is easy on digestion, and uses healthy fats. And did I mention it contains bacon?
3. Cranberry Jam
Cranberries are on the top of the list when it comes to low-carb, high-antioxidant, nutritious keto-friendly fruits. Then, we dump cups of sugar on it to make Holiday Cranberry Jam – this doesn’t work in the Keto Zone! Just a small portion will kick you out of the Keto Zone in no time. This year, keep the cranberries coming and try our 4-Ingredient Whole-Berry Keto Zone Cranberry Chia Jam. Buy extra and make this favorite year-round. It’s delish!
4-Ingredient Whole-Berry Keto Zone Cranberry Chia Jam
- 1 lb cranberries
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup chia seeds
- 1.5 cups granular erythritol or xylitol (if using xylitol, take great care to keep it away from dogs as even small amounts can be fatal)
- Bring water to boil on the stovetop.
- Add cranberries. Once boiling again, reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries pop open.
- Cool slightly for 5 min. Add erythritol and chia seeds. Stir well.
- Pour into jars, and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours to thicken.
- Makes about 5 cups. Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
Nutrition info (1 Tbsp.): 17 calories, 2 grams carbs, 0.4 grams net carbs, 1.6 grams fiber, 0.4 grams protein
4. Christmas Cookies
There’s a certain kind of nostalgia that accompanies the making, cookie-cutting, and enjoyment of Christmas Cookies. But, if you’re trying desperately to stay on track and in the Keto Zone through the Holidays, Christmas Cookies can be a downfall.
Instead of succumbing to a high-sugar cookie, make one of the best Keto Holiday Favorites around: Keto -Friendly Frosted Christmas Cookies! You won’t believe how great they taste at only 1 gram of net carbs! They take a bit of work, but they are worth it.
Last but certainly not least, we have our cup of eggnog. This year, you can drop the 30 grams of processed sugars and artificial flavors, and enjoy your eggnog in the Keto Zone!
Keto Zone Holiday Eggnog
- 2 cups organic heavy cream
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 6 organic/pasture-raised eggs
- 3 scoops hydrolyzed collagen protein
- 3 scoops Eggnog MCT Oil Powder (NEW!)
- 3 tablespoons keto sweetener
- 1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon organic cinnamon powder
- 2 teaspoons organic allspice powder
- 2 teaspoons organic nutmeg powder
- Separate egg whites and egg yolks. Add egg whites to a saucepan and yolks to a mixing bowl.
- Add cream to the egg yolks in the mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
- In the saucepan combine the milk, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg with the egg whites and whisk until very well combined.
- Put the pot over medium heat and bring to simmer, stirring frequently.
- Once simmering, turn heat to low.
- Continue to heat the mixture for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove pot from heat and pour the mixture into a large blender. Combine all of the ingredients in the blender; pulse mixture until frothy.
- Pour in a large pitcher and place in the refrigerator to cool for 2 hours or longer.
- Serve and enjoy! Consume within 3-4 days.
Nutrition info (1/6 of recipe); 560 calories, 50 grams carbs, 7 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 10 grams protein
This year, enjoy delicious Keto Holiday Favorites, and rid yourself of harmful, chemical, processed holiday “treats.” Choose health, vitality, and wellness – what amazing gifts to give yourself. Finish this year strong in the Keto Zone!