Earlier this week we posted tips for celebrating the holidays with a child on the ketogenic diet. If you missed it, be sure to check it out! To go along with these tips, today we have some KetoCal recipes for making keto-friendly Christmas treats and Christmas morning breakfast ideas. If your family celebrates Hanukkah, be sure to check out our previous blog posts on celebrating Hanukkah with a child on the ketogenic diet and KetoCal Hanukkah Recipe Ideas.
As always, consult with your child’s health care provider to adjust these recipes to meet your child’s ketogenic ratio and calorie requirements. The ketogenic diet for epilepsy should only be used under medical supervision.
Favorite Christmas Treat Recipe Ideas:
KetoCal Christmas Cookies:
Make Christmas cookies using our KetoCal Almond Coconut Cookie recipe. These are your keto-version of basic “sugar” cookies (sans sugar of course). They are easy to make and a favorite around the office (people often describe them as tasting like shortbread cookies). You can make these cookies festive by adding carb-free food coloring to the batter before cooking. I like to divide the recipe in half and add red carb-free food coloring to one batch and green carb-free food coloring to the other. Another idea is to add red or green “sprinkles” to your cookies by mixing a small amount of carb-free food coloring into the Truvia before adding it on top of the cookies. You could also use small, Christmas-themed cookie cutters to make different shapes.
KetoCal Gingerbread Cookies
KetoCal Hot Chocolate
Our KetoCal Chocolate Smoothie Recipe can be used to make tasty hot chocolate by simply omitting the ice and serving it warm. This easy recipe uses 3 simple ingredients: KetoCal LQ Vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vegetable oil. Optional carb-free sweetener can be added to taste. We like to use KetoCal LQ Vanilla for this recipe but you could also use KetoCal LQ Unflavored with additional carb-free sweetener.
Other Christmas dessert ideas:
KetoCal Blackberry Crumble
KetoCal Crème Brulee
Christmas morning breakfast ideas:
KetoCal Cinnamon and Blueberry Toast
KetoCal Chocolate Muffins
KetoCal Bacon & Cheese Muffins
KetoCal Blueberry Muffins
KetoCal Cheesy Ham Tart
KetoCal Cheesy Tomato Tart
Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!