Sunday, November 01, 2009

Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes and Leftover Turkey Recipes

These are recipes for the kinds of things I'd like to cook if I was having guests for Thanksgiving, plus some good ideas for turkey leftovers. (If you're following The South Beach diet, notations after each recipe listing indicate Kalyn's opinion as to which phase of the diet each that recipe can be used for.)

(You can browse Thanksgiving Recipes by photo on my Pinterest Board for Kalyn's Kitchen Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes.)



Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes Collection:
25+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads (All these recipes are SBD Phase One, Low-Carb, and Gluten-Free and many are Paleo or Whole 30.)


Thanksgiving Recipe Collections:
Kalyn's Top Ten Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes (and honorable mentions, updated 2014)

Twenty-Five Tasty Recipes Using Leftover Turkey (or chicken), updated 2014)

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes that are Perfect for Thanksgiving

Ten Favorite Deliciously-Healthy Green Vegetable Recipes that are Perfect for Thanksgiving

Ten Favorite Deliciously-Healthy Salads that are Perfect for Thanksgiving

Ten Healthy and Amazing Thanksgiving Side Dishes (Just in Time for Canadian Thanksgiving 2013)

Five Favorite Pumpkin Recipes 2011

Thanksgiving Recipe Favorites in Time for Canadian Thanksgiving 2010

Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes 2010

Low-Glycemic Holiday Recipes for a South Beach Diet Thanksgiving 2010

Low-Glycemic Holiday Recipes for a South Beach Diet Thanksgiving 2009

More Low-Glycemic Holiday Recipes for a South Beach Diet Friendly Thanksgiving 2008

Collection of Low-Glycemic Holiday Recipes for Thanksgiving 2007

Collection of Menu Options for a South Beach Diet Thanksgiving 2006


Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Tips:
How to Make Turkey Stock (all phases)

Penzey's Turkey Base and Gravy Tips (gravy with flour or cornstarch would be very limited)

How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the Crockpot (and Lower-Carb Turkey Gravy (all phases)


Carb-Conscious Appetizers or Condiments for Thanksgiving:
Shrimp Salad Cabbage Cups (all phases)

Trina's Low-Sugar Fresh Cranberry Salsa with Cilantro, Lime, and Jalapeno (phase 2 or 3 if made with Splenda or Stevia)

Cranberry Salsa Cream Cheese Holiday Appetizer with Baked Whole Wheat Pita Chips (or Wheat Thins) (Phase 2 or 3; probably phase 3 if you use Wheat Thins)

Deviled Eggs with Green Olives, Capers, and Dijon (all phases)

Sriracha Deviled Eggs (and ten more ideas for Deviled Eggs) (all phases)

Grandma Denny's Ranch-Style Vegetable Dip (all phases; use approved veggies for phase one)

Sweet Potato Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac (phase 2 or 3 with pita, phase one with veggies)

Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites (all phases)

Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites (all phases)

Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham (all phases)

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese and Balsamic-Agave Glaze (phase 2 or 3)


Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Vegetables (higher-carb vegetables are with side dishes):
Easy and Amazing Roasted Asparagus with Gremolata (all phases)

Barely-Cooked Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette (all phases)  

Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts (all phases)

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic (all phases)

Slow Roasted Asparagus (all phases)

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Spike Seasoning (all phases)

Pan-Fried Asparagus Tips with Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest (all phases)

Broccoli for Thanksgiving
Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds (all phases)

Thanksgiving Broccoli with Cheese Sauce (all phases, a "once-in-a-while" treat)

Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan (all phases, a "once in a while treat" due to fat content)

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese (all phases)

Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan (all phases)

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic (all phases)


Brussels Sprouts for Thanksgiving
Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan (all phases, but probably a "once-in-a-while treat")

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans (all phases)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans - with or without Gorgonzola Cheese (all phases, but probably a "once in a while treat" with the Gorgonzola)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts (all phases)

Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan (all phases)

Cabbage for Thanksgiving
Roasted Cabbage with Lemon (all phases)

Cauliflower for Thanksgiving
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots (all phases) 

Twice-Cooked Greek Cauliflower with Feta, Green Onions, and Dill (all phases)

Roasted Cauliflower with Red Bell Pepper, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts - Christmas Cauliflower (all phases) 

Roasted Cauliflower Slices with Kalamata Olive and Garlic Vinaigrette (all phases) 

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan (all phases)

Cauliflower Gratin with Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan (all phases)

Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and goat Cheese (all phases)

Twice-Baked Cauliflower (all phases, an occasional treat)

Alanna's Roasted Cauliflower (all phases)

Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese And Dill (all phases)

Roasted Cauliflower with Kalamata Olive and Garlic Vinaigrette (all phases)

Green Beans for Thanksgiving
Barely-Cooked Green Beans with Tahini-Lemon Sauce (Plus 10 More Ideas for Green Beans Recipes for Thanksgiving) (Tahini-Lemon Green Beans are all phases)

Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Pepper with Garlic and Ginger (all phases) 

Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Charmoula Sauce (Phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan (all phases)

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts (all phases)

Garlic Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds (all phases)

Lemony Green Beans (all phases)

Braised Green Beans with Garlic, Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers (all phases)

Kale or Other Greens for Thanksgiving:
Melting Tuscan Kale (all phases)

Baked Swiss Chard Stems with Olive Oil and Parmesan (all phases)

Mushrooms for Thanksgiving
Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic, Thyme, and Balsamic Vinegar (all phases)

Grilled Mushrooms (all phases)

Greek Style Roasted Mushrooms with Red Pepper, Oregano, Mint, and Feta (all phases)

Roasted Mushrooms with Tarragon Vinaigrette (all phases)  

Onions for Thanksgiving
Onion Gratin with Rosemary and Thyme (all phases, a "once-in-a-while" treat)

Marinated and Roasted Vidalia Onion Rings with Parmesan (all phases)

Spaghetti Squash for Thanksgiving
Spaghetti Squash and Chard Gratin (all phases)

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta (all phases)

Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Parmesan (all phases) 

Spinach for Thanksgiving
Stir-Fried Spinach with Garlic and Parmesan (all phases)

Sauteed Spinach with Parmesan and Pine Nuts (all phases)

Zucchini for Thanksgiving
Cheesy Zucchini with Garlic and Parsley (all phases)

Roasted Balsamic Zucchini and Mushrooms with Feta and Thyme (all phases)


Higher-Carb (but still carb-friendly) Thanksgiving Vegetables or Side Dishes:
Bread for Thanksgiving:
Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Banana Bread (Phase 3, or a "once-in-a-while-treat" for Phase 2.)

100% Whole Wheat Quick Bread with Za'atar, Feta, Olives, and Green Onions (Phase 2 or 3)

100% Whole Wheat Bread with  Olive Oil (Phase 2 or 3)

100% Whole Wheat Bread Machine Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax Seed (phase 2 or 3; for Thanksgiving could use machine to make dough and then form into rolls and bake in oven.) 

Barley, Farro, Rice, or Other Grains for Thanksgiving
Vegan Farro and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pine Nuts and Tahini-Sumac Dressing (Phase 2 or 3)

Farro with Mushrooms, Thyme, and Balsamic Vinegar (phase 2 or 3)

Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Thyme (phase 2 or 3)

Quinoa Side Dish with Pine Nuts, Green Onions, and Cilantro (phase 2 or 3) 

Barley Pilaf with Dried and Fresh Mushrooms (phase 2 or 3)

Butternut Squash (or other winter squash) for Thanksgiving

Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin (phase 2 or 3) 

Roasted Butternut Squash Wedges with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce, Sumac, and Aleppo Pepper (phase 2 or 3)

Foil-Wrapped Grilled Butternut Squash with Sage (phase 2 or 3)

Agave and Balsamic Roasted and Glazed Buttercup Squash (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola Cheese (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Butternut Squash with Lime and Rosemary (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Carrots and Turnips with Balsamic and Herbs (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Butternut Squash with Moroccan Spices (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon Thyme, and Parmesan (phase 2 or 3)

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash with Smoked Sweet Paprika (phase 2 or 3)

Carrots for Thanksgiving
Barely-Cooked Carrots with Tahini, Lemon, Garlic, and Sumac Dressing (phase 2 or 3)

Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Charmoula Sauce (Phase 2 or 3) 

Roasted Red Curry Carrots with Ginger and Garlic - Christmas Carrots (phase 2 or 3) 

Apricot-Glazed Carrots with Ginger and Curry (with or without cilantro, phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme (phase 2 or 3)

Easy Roasted Carrots with Agave-Balsamic Glaze (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Carrots with Moroccan Spice Mix (phase 2 or 3)

Maple-Glazed Roasted Carrots (phase 2 or 3)

Stuffing for Thanksgiving
100% Whole Wheat Stuffing "Muffins" with Sausage and Parmesan (phase 2 or 3, a "once in a while treat" if made with butter and reduced-fat pork sausage)

Whole Wheat Stuffing with Sage, Italian Sausage, and Pears (phase 2 or 3)

South Beach Friendly Stuffing 2007 - Whole Wheat and Mushroom Stuffing(phase 2 or 3)

Wild Rice with Sausage and Mushrooms (can be stuffing) (Phase 2 or 3)

Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving (orange sweet potatoes are often called yams in U.S. grocery stores)
Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan, and Thyme (Phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions with Feta (Phase 2 or 3)

Vegan Farro and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pine Nuts and Tahini-Sumac Dressing (Phase 2 or 3)

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac (phase 2 or 3)

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Cups with Sour Cream, Chipotle, and Lime (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms with Thyme and Parsley (phase 2 or 3)

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries (phase 2 or 3)

Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Seeds (phase 2 or 3)

Savory Roasted White Sweet Potatoes with Red Onions, Rosemary, and Parmesan (phase 2 or 3)

Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes (phase 2 or 3)

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Green Onion, Basil, Thyme, and Feta (phase 2 or 3)


Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Salads:
Arugula, Spinach, Kale, or Lettuce Salads for Thanksgiving
Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Garbanzos, Tomatoes, Radishes, and Sumac-Lemon Vinaigrette (all phases)

Leafy Greens Salad with Roasted Chickpeas, Feta, and Mediterranean Sumac Dressing (all phases)

Baby Kale Caprese Style Salad with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, and Basil (all phases)

Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado, Feta, Shrimp, and Caper Vinaigrette (all phases)

Arugula, Red Grape, and Shaved Manchego Salad (phase 2 or 3)

Kale and Romaine Caesar Salad (all phases)

Amazing Asian Green Salad with Soy-Sesame Dressing and Sesame Seeds (phase 2 or 3 with carrots, phase one without carrots)

Arugula and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinegar (all phases)

Ottolenghi's Perfect Lettuce Salad with Radicchio, Radishes, Tomatoes, and Capers (all phases)

Baby Kale Greek Salad (all phases)

Raw Baby Kale Salad with Apples, Sunflower Seeds, and Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette (phase 2 or 3)

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta (all phases, but a once-in-a-while treat due to the small amount of bacon)

Kalyn's Favorite Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon, Balsamic Vinegar, and Pine Nuts (all phases) 

Arugula Salad with Feta and Fresh Tomato-Balsamic Vinaigrette (all phases)

Wilted Spinach Salad with Edamame and Red Onion (all phases)

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds and Dill (phase 2 or 3)

Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese (phase 3 due to the cranberries, or a "once-in-a-while" treat for phase 2)

Peperoncini Chopped Salad with Romaine, Red Bell Pepper, and Feta (all phases)

Arugula Chickpea Salad with Feta and Balsamic-Tahini Vinaigrette (all phases)

Green Salad with Creamy Green Goddess Dressing (all phases)

Jelled Salads for Thanksgiving
Double Berry Jello Salad (perfect for Thanksgiving (phase 2 or 3)

Vegetable or Fruit Salads for Thanksgiving
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Parmesan (phase 2 or 3 with dried cranberries; this can be Phase One if you omit the cranberries and use sugar-free Maple Syrup.)

Thanksgiving Green Bean Salad with Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans (Phase 2 or 3; probably a "once-in-a-while-treat" for Phase 2)

Barely-Blanched Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Radishes, Red Onion, and Cashews (all Phases)

Arugula, Red Grape, and Shaved Manchego Salad (phase 2 or 3) 

Apple-Jicama Slaw with Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Dressing (Phase 2 or 3)

Rich Salad with Hearts of Palm, Avocado, and Radicchio (all phases)

Spicy Broccoli-Jicama Salad with Red Bell Pepper and Black Sesame Seeds (all phases)

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Asian Slaw with Radishes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Almonds (all phases)

Spicy Puerto Rican Cabbage Salad with Tomatoes, Radishes, and Celery (all phases)

Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad (Version 2.0) (all phases, but a "once-in a while treat" due to fat content)

Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds (all phases)

Green Apple, Celery, and Walnut Salad with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette (phase 2 or 3, can add dried cranberries for Thanksgiving, but use dried fruit sparingly)

Warm or Cold Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Capers, and Basil Dressing (all phases)

Warm Red Cabbage Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese (all phases, a "once-in-a-while" treat)

Val's Sweet Cabbage Slaw with Green Onion and Parsley (all phases with Splenda)


Low-Sugar Thanksgiving Desserts:
Low-Sugar Apple Desserts for Thanksgiving
Low-Sugar Gluten-Free Cranberry Apple Crisp (phase 2 or 3) 

Low Sugar Pumpkin and Apple Crumble with Cranberries (probably phase 3 or a "once-in-a-while-treat" for phase 2)

Low-Sugar and Flourless Cranberry and Apple Crumble (probably phase 3 or a "once-in-a-while treat for phase 2)

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Apple-Pear Cake with Cinnamon and Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Desserts for Thanksgiving
Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cookies with Almonds and Coconut Oil (Phase 3 or a "once-in-a-while-treat" for phase two, use portion control) 

Low-Sugar Spiced Pumpkin Mini-Cheesecakes (probably a "once-in-a-while treat" if made with the small bit of brown sugar and agave nectar that I used, phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake (Low sugar is phase 3, or an occasional treat for phase 2, sugar-free version is phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie (phase 3, or an occasional treat for phase 2)

Low Sugar Flourless Apple Crisp Made with Olive Oil (phase 2 or 3)

Other Low-Sugar Desserts for Thanksgiving:
Low-Sugar Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Spice Cake with Fuyu Persimmon (phase 2 or 3)

Low-Sugar Raspberry Cheesecake with Pecan Crust (phase 2 or 3)


Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes:
Leftover Turkey Casseroles
Leftover Turkey (or chicken) Shepherd's Pie Casserole with Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower topping (Phase 2 or 3)

Brown Rice Casserole with Leftover Turkey (or chicken), Mushrooms, Sour Cream, Cheese, and Thyme (phase 2 or 3)

Turkey or Chicken Lasagna with Sage and Three Cheeses (phase 2 or 3, probably a "once-in-a-while" treat)

Leftover Turkey Chili or Stew
Leftover Turkey (or ground turkey) and Pinto Bean Chili with Lime and Cilantro (all phases)

CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk (make with leftover turkey; phase 2 or 3)

Leftover Turkey Salads
Spicy Chicken (or turkey) Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Cucumbers, Red Bell Pepper, and Basil (all phases)

Leftover Chicken (or turkey) Asian Chopped Salad (all phases)

Chicken (or turkey), Black Bean, Avocado Salad and Radish Salad with Lime and Cilantro (all phases)

Chicken (or turkey), Broccoli, and Red Bell Pepper Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing (all phases)

Leftover Turkey (or chicken) Salad with Indian Spices, Lemon, and Cilantro (all phases)

Brown Rice Salad with Leftover Turkey, Red Cabbage, and Pecans (phase 2 or 3)

Leftover Turkey (or chicken) Chopped Salad with Cafe Rio Style Creamy Tomatillo Dressing (all phases)

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches, Wraps, or Quesadillas
Turkey and Guacamole Quesadillas (phase 2 or 3)

Easy Leftover Turkey Pita Sandwiches with Fresh Cranberry Salsa (phase 2 or 3)

Leftover Turkey Soup
Slow Cooker Lemony Turkey (or chicken) Soup with Orzo and Spinach (phase 2 or 3)

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken (or turkey) Soup with Garbanzos and Oregano (all phases)

Coconut-Lime Turkey (or Chicken) and Rice Soup (phase 2 or 3)

Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup with Black Beans and Lime (phase 2 or 3)

Leftover Turkey, Mushroom, and Wild Rice Soup (phase 2 or 3)

Turkey Barley Soup (phase 2 or 3)

Leftover Turkey Soup with Double Mushrooms (omit carrots for phase 1, can add barley or rice for phase 2 or 3)

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup with Cabbage, Parsley, and Sage (phase 2 or 3)

Turkey and Cannellini Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Rosemary (phase 2 or 3)

Greek Egg-Lemon-Rice Soup with Thyme (make with leftover turkey instead of chicken; phase 2 or 3)

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