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Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I can’t believe it is here already I love this time of year. My love of family gatherings and the cooler days have me full of anticipation beginning in September. It’s a time where many of us see family that we haven’t seen in months or possible years. A time where we come together to celebrate the birth of our Savior and a time for sharing peace and goodwill toward others. Along with the special family times and the spirit of giving there is one other thing that most of us look forward to….all the wonderful foods!
I would not be honest with you if I didn’t tell you that I start dreaming of cornbread dressing and pumpkin rolls long before it’s time to start preparing the big meal on Thanksgiving. One of my favorite dishes, since childhood, is my mom’s corn bread dressing. It is pure southern heaven. It is one of those special dishes that she only makes this time of year, one I have always looked forward to every year.
But since beginning my journey to eating better, I have not been able to enjoy this favorite dish of mine, until now. I have found a way to enjoy this holiday favorite and still stay on my healthy course. Corn Bread Dressing is no longer a carb loaded thing of the past for me!
You’re wondering how I could do a corn bread dressing that is low carb, grain free and THM friendly, right? Well thankfully for us almond meal is plan approved and is a great ingredient to give us that grain like texture of the corn meal. I have tried this recipe with just almond meal a few times and it was pretty good but the texture was just lacking a bit so I revamped the recipe and added some why protein and oat fiber. These two ingredients really helped the structure of my corn bread and dressing.
Recipes like traditions here in the south, pass down from generation to generation. Families across each state are sure to have their favorite version of this holiday favorite. Many have eaten their mom’s or grandmother’s dressing recipe since childhood just as I have. Each of us proclaiming that our family’s recipe is the best in the world no matter who asks. After all if it wasn’t the best in the world, why would be stuff ourselves with it every year?
Does your family have a chicken and dressing or stuffing recipe that passes down from one generational table to the next? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
Since I am well aware of those traditions I am know that this recipe for Chicken and Dressing may differ from what you enjoy around your table and that’s fine. Hopefully you can take this recipe and adapt it to suit your family traditions and taste. This is a basic recipe and it would be fairly simple to adjust your flavorings and make it your own for this upcoming holiday season.
I also make a slight addition to this recipe when I cook it for my family. Boiled Eggs. Yes, you heard me correctly but don’t worry I left those out of the recipe below to keep it basic. It is something that my mom has done all my life and as traditions go I don’t deviate from that recipe, well except for making my version low carb. It may seem a bit strange to some of you to add in hard boiled eggs, but for me it wouldn’t be the same.
Another favorite tradition for me is the cranberry sauce. I love the stuff and could almost eat it with a spoon. How about you? Do you enjoy cranberry sauce on your Thanksgiving plate? If you do be sure to check out these healthier recipes from a couple of my blogging friends.
Cranberry Sauce Recipes:
- Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce, All Day I Dream About Food
- Four Ingredient Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce, Joy Filled Eats
- Sugar Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Nana’s Little Kitchen
No matter what traditional recipes you enjoy around your table this year I wish you peace, joy and goodwill. May your hearts overflow with love and blessings. Take time to slow down and enjoy your family and to remember the reason we all celebrate these upcoming holidays.
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