Thanksgiving typically isn't a time to diet; you should enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie without guilt. However, if you are cutting calories, watching your carb intake, or going full-on keto, you might need to adjust your Thanksgiving plate, particularly when it comes to stuffing. The traditional Thanksgiving side dish is typically made with breadcrumbs and lots of butter. And while butter isn't a carb (sorry, Regina George), bread definitely is, which means it's off-limits for keto dieters and anyone else looking to eat low-carb.
We didn't think it was possible to have a low-carb stuffing alternative until we saw this Green Giant Riced Cauliflower Stuffing. Instagram user @reducingrhonda found a pack at her local grocery store, and it looks ah-mazing. The bag includes three servings, and each has 60 calories, one gram of fat, 11 grams of carbs, three grams of fiber, seven grams of sugar, and two grams of protein. The exact list of ingredients is: cauliflower, carrots, celery, water, onion, green onion, sugar, cranberries, garlic, parsley, salt, canola oil, dried onion, vegetable juice concentrate (onion, carrot, celery), cornstarch, carob bean gum, rosemary extract, yeast extract, natural flavor, sunflower oil, spice, thyme, rosemary, and sage.
With this stuffing, you can totally build a keto-friendly Thanksgiving plate with turkey, nonstarchy veggies, and cauliflower mash instead of mashed potatoes. Since it's packaged and frozen, it looks like an easy dish to whip up for a low-carb Thanksgiving. Need more keto Thanksgiving inspo? Check out our gallery of 11 keto-friendly Thanksgiving dishes.