Category: Sides

Keto Turkey Gravy

Among the best parts of slow roasting meat are the delicious drippings. Rich, savory and flavorful liquid gold… To discard it, we’d suggest, borders on criminal.

While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying drippings on their own, most of us grew up enjoying the creamy texture of gravy on meats and vegetables. For some, it’s an indispensable element in a real holiday meal. And there’s no reason to deprive yourself if gravy is your thing. Even if you’re living keto, this recipe keeps your commitment. Most of all, it feels and tastes like indulgence itself. 

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Scalloped Potatoes

For many people, potatoes are synonymous with Thanksgiving dinner. And while the carb count of potatoes suggests moderation is best, at the holidays many Primal types choose to fit tradition into their eating plan.

Mashed potatoes might be the go-to, but another flavorful option is scalloped potatoes. It’s the perfect complement for beef and ham, of course, but with the taste of traditional herbs like sage and thyme, you might have a new favorite dish for your holiday turkey meals as well.

This recipe uses coconut cream and ghee, but you can substitute regular whipping cream and butter if you tolerate dairy.

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Julienned Carrot and Kale Salad

For many Primal types, the meat is the easy part of a meal. Roasted or grilled, the taste and richness are givens. After all, few of us tire of a good steak over time. The vegetables…are often another matter. Short of resorting to the overcooked sides we grew up with or anemic examples of restaurant offerings, we know we could do better. We should be eating more vegetables, with more variety, but how? Salads are perhaps the top option, but we’re not always in the mood for a cold bowl for dinner. Side salads can be the answer. We’re not talking ordinary iceberg though…

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Strawberry Spinach and Basil Salad

We couldn’t think of a better salad to close out the summer season with than this.

Simple, fresh, and sweet, it’s a perfect accompaniment to an omelet breakfast or a grilled chicken dinner, but it’s also a satisfying light meal in its own right. With just 6 ingredients (including the dressing) and 10 minutes of prep time, you have a delicious salad (and nutrient powerhouse) on the table.

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Keto Cole Slaw

Creamy, tangy, and crunchy, cole slaw is always a crowd pleaser.

You’d think cole slaw would be a perfect keto side dish: a mix of low-carb vegetables plus a creamy dressing. But most cole slaw recipes aren’t exactly keto-friendly. Cole slaw dressing usually contains sugar or other added sweeteners, not to mention industrial seed oils in the mayo-based dressing.

Not this recipe. Here you’ll find a healthier version that fits a keto dieter’s needs— and it’s as delicious as any sugary cole slaw you’ve had in the past. The goodness of Primal Kitchen® Mayo (made with avocado oil) and Primal Kitchen Organic Spicy Brown Mustard mix with the bright colors and satisfying crunch of cabbage, carrots, and green onion, plus a few extras. You’ll definitely want to serve this zesty and creamy side at your next meal. (Personally, we think they go exceptionally well with these tempting Low-Carb Ribs….)

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Bacon Cheddar Keto Muffins

It’s hard to decide which is more delicious, these savory bacon cheddar keto muffins, or the original blueberry flavor. Both flavors are made from the same basic recipe with a simple gluten-free ingredient list that includes almond flour, butter, heavy cream and an egg.

The lightly sweetened blueberry version is a delicious morning treat, but this combination of bacon and sharp cheddar is equally hard to resist. Who doesn’t love bacon? These rich and flavorful bacon cheddar muffins are perfect for busy mornings (keep a batch in the fridge or freeze, and warm one in the microwave) or for leisurely weekend brunches.

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