The holidays can be tough when you have dietary restrictions, but it's possible to enjoy the biggest feast of the year with smart swaps and simple substitutions. This year, serve up dishes that everyone in the family can enjoy with diabetic Thanksgiving recipes that are low in carbs, added sugar, sodium, and fat. You'll love our collection of lightened-up favorites, including inspiring appetizers, entrées, and sides. Plan ahead to get outside and get some exercise before or after the meal as well. A brisk walk around the block will go a long way toward helping keep calories in check and building togetherness on this day of thanks.
Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy
If guests expect the ritual carving at the head of the table, opt for a classic whole presentation, like Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy. This recipe provides rich seasonal maple and cider flavor, and perfect juiciness from the brine. Unlike typical saltwater baths, our brine uses apple cider and maple syrup to give it signature flavor and keep it's sodium count low. This holiday showstopper contains just 7g of carbohydrates and 566mg sodium. Just be sure to watch your portion size. Tip: Use your largest stockpot for brining the bird, or a brining bag.