5 Low Carb Side Dishes For Christmas

These 5 low carb side dishes for Christmas will be a hit for any occasion. The recipes will complement a golden roasted turkey. Try one, or try them all.

1. Fried Green Beans

The ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 pound frozen green beans
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Fry the bacon. Fry the bacon in a large skillet. Remove the bacon from the grease.
  2. Add green beans. Lower the heat and add the green beans to the grease.
  3. Season. Add salt and pepper. Sauté the beans until they are soft. Serve.

2. Low Carb Steamed Squash Christmas Side Dish

The ingredients:

  • 1 pound zucchini or yellow squash, sliced
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  1. Steam. Add the water to a large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Put the squash on a steamer rack in the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer seven minutes.
  2. Drain water. Turn off the heat and remove the rack. Drain the water and dump the squash back into the pan.
  3. Butter and season. Salt and pepper to taste; add the oregano and serve.

3. Mashed Cauliflower

The ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  1. Steam. In a large pot, steam the cauliflower until very tender.
  2. Mash. Mash the cauliflower as you would potatoes.
  3. Add butter and milk. Add all the butter and part of the milk. Blend well. Add more milk if needed until a mashed potato consistency is reached. Serve.

4. Not Really Macaroni and Cheese

This low carb side dish for Christmas is similar to the above with a couple of changes.

The ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound or more shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Steam. In a large pot, steam the cauliflower until very tender.
  2. Mash. Mash the cauliflower as you would potatoes.
  3. Add butter and cheese. Add the butter and mix. Add the cheese and blend well. Serve.

5. Low Carb Christmas Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

The ingredients:

  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • grated parmesan cheese
  1. Prepare the tomatoes. Slice each tomato in half horizontally.
  2. Add the oregano. Sprinkle some of the oregano over each tomato. Don't go crazy with it; less is more.
  3. Add the parmesan. Sprinkle some grated parmesan over each tomato. This time, more is better.
  4. Broil. Place the tomatoes under a broiler until the parmesan is melted and starts to brown. Remove and serve.

Out of these five low carb side dishes for Christmas, you are bound to find at least a couple that will brighten up your holiday meal. If you want to make them a little more "Christmassy", serve them out of Santa's boot.

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