Studies show the benefits of a low-carb diet include weight loss and improving your health, but restricting carbs and consuming more protein and vegetables can be difficult during the holidays. Translation: It's hard to resist high-carb foods when you're surrounded by such rich, delicious dishes. That's where we come in. Our healthier low-carb Thanksgiving recipes will help you save carbs and so much more. So pile your plate with these low-carb Thanksgiving foods, and dig in.
This recipe with just 11.6g of carbs comes to us from the kitchen of longtime Cooking Light Contributor David Bonom who says, "For one of my birthdays, all of my friends chipped in and gave me the smoker of my dreams, knowing that they would benefit from it. Ever since then, my suburban New Jersey neighbors have gotten to enjoy the smells of my Thanksgiving turkey as it smokes in the backyard." Applewood chips lend a slightly sweet and fruity flavor to the meat. You can also try smoking the turkey with cherry or alder wood chips for more delicate smoked flavor.