We know how hard it can be to find keto recipes for our favourite Christmas dishes. At Have Butter will Travel we have compiled a list of our favourite Australian keto Christmas lunch ideas to help you have the perfect lunch this Christmas.
This Australian keto Christmas lunch ideas list is based around what we usually have for our Christmas lunch. We realise this is very different for people in the northern hemisphere and we will be working on a list of Christmas lunch ideas based around a traditional winter Christmas lunch to help you too.
Australian Keto Christmas Lunch Ideas
Last Christmas we really enjoyed preparing lots of keto options for our families. One of the big hits was a grazing platter. This was almost gone in about half an hour! Erika’s Mum made our keto ham and we had the trifle and some chocolate truffles as well.
Christmas can be a stressful time and incorporating keto can make it even harder. Well, it doesn’t have to be. With this list of ideas you will be able to pull of a keto Christmas lunch that all of the family will love. The best thing is, no one even has to know it was keto except you.
Dips and Veggie Sticks
It can be tricky to find dips at the supermarket that are keto friendly. We have found this guacamole, which is delicious and keeps well in the fridge. If you are interested in making your own guacamole, check out our keto guacamole recipe. We also make our own ranch dip, which is great to have with veggie sticks and cheese crackers.
When looking for dips at the supermarket check the ingredients and also check the serving size.
I found some Tzatziki that was 1.7g per serve but the serve was only 20g and I know I will eat way more than that. So it was a no go for me. Veggies we like to use are cucumber, tomato, capsicum and broccoli.
Keto Connect have a great devilled egg recipe. These are a great keto option that everyone will love. We did these last year and they were a big hit with all of the family. You can always change the flavours to what suits your taste. We have added some curried powder to the yolk mixture before to spice it up.
Cheese is an excellent keto option and putting together a cheese platter is very quick and easy. You can make your own Fat Head Crackers or buy Mia Ringsparr crackers to compliment your cheese platter.
Things that you could include on the platter would be olives, salami crackers, nuts, stuffed capsicums, marinated vegetables and of course, all types of CHEESE!
Oysters are not to everyone’s taste, but if your family are seafood lovers these oysters recipes are sure to be a big hit.
A staple at most Christmas lunches, our Christmas ham recipe will satisfy even the biggest keto sceptic. If you are a fan of glazed ham, this is a must try for your Christmas spread.
Prawns at Christmas are an Australian tradition. We have developed our keto prawn cocktail sauce recipe that tastes just like the store bought version. Prawns are great, prawns you can dip in a sauce, AMAZING!
Turkey & Chicken
This Jamie Oliver Turkey/chicken recipe is easily adapted to being an excellent keto option. Change the clementine to a lemon, as I don’t think they are available in Australia. Any poultry would work with this recipe.
This Pork roll recipe by Adam Liaw looks delicious and is a great way of doing something a little different with pork. I love that this recipe is already keto friendly and would work really well for Christmas.
In Australia, Christmas lunch usually involves salads, as its summer and we try to limit the hot food. Caesar salad, keto roasted capsicum and zucchini salad, faux potato salad and caprese salad are great keto friendly options to add to your Christmas lunch menu.
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We have tried a few different ways of making truffles and this recipe has worked the best. We had a couple of failed attempts when recipe testing, but these definitely hit the mark. In fact, they didn’t last long once in the fridge.
We made this Chocolate cake recipe for Christmas last year (pictured above) and it was amazing. We used granulated sweetener instead of the coconut sugar and didn’t make the creme fraiche topping. Instead we made it using a ring tin and filled the inside with cherries. It looks very festive with the cherries in the middle, but berries would also work.
Gingerbread man cookies would be a fun way to include the kids in the meal preparation for Christmas day. Let the kids go crazy decorating them, or maybe have some fun decorating them yourself. These would also be great gifts to give out to your keto friends.
Cheesecake can be the go to dessert for many keto people, as it’s pretty easy to make a low carb option. We have made this cheesecake before and it is as good as a regular cheesecake. We have tried this with non keto people in our lives and they raved about it.
We were able to develop this raspberry trifle recipe using sugar free jelly, almond flour based cake, keto custard and whipped cream. We also have a recipe for this tropical trifle. Don’t feel like you have to miss out on delicious trifle this year, as this can become your go to every Christmas.
What do you think of our Australian keto Christmas lunch ideas? Are we missing one of your favourite Christmas lunch staples? We would love to hear about your favourite keto Christmas recipes in the comments below. You can never have too many ideas and suggestions when it comes to planning Christmas lunch.
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