If you're looking for a delicious keto recipe to use up leftover turkey or cranberry sauce, try this tasty Keto Low Carb Cranberry Turkey salad which is easy to make after Thanksgiving!
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER TURKEY
It's the day after Thanksgiving so you know you've got left overs! Got any left over keto cranberry sauce or turkey breast or dark meat? Of course you do!
Want a fantastic and delicious healthy lunch today? Of course you do! You will feel fantastic after eating this rather than bloated and stuffed if you not wanting to repeat yesterdays meal today.
IS CRANBERRY SAUCE KETO FRIENDLY?
No, traditional canned cranberry sauce that you can purchase at the market is very high in sugar and carbs so it isn't something that should be eaten if you're following a keto diet.
Nutrition in Canned Cranberry Sauce
A ¼ cup of canned cranberry sauce has 110 calories and 28 total carbs and 23 grams of sugar.
But when you make it at home, you can make it without added sugars, using low-carb sweeteners and it will be much lower in carbs. A small amount during the holidays can be enjoyed on a keto diet.
Homemade Keto Low Carb Cranberry Sauce Nutrition
A ⅓ cup serving of my keto cranberry turkey salad has 178 calories and just 1 total carb!
CAN I MAKE THIS WITHOUT THE MAYONNAISE?
You can definitely make this keto cranberry turkey salad without mayonnaise if you prefer. You could use plain full fat Greek yogurt as an option or even canned coconut milk to replace the mayonnaise.
This recipe is a simple adaption of my Mayo Free Chicken Salad. With the added low carb Cranberry Orange Sauce I just posted this past week, this turkey salad is outrageously amazing! All the flavors of Thanksgiving but keto-i-fied!
CAN I LEAVE OUT THE STEVIA?
You can certainly use whatever cranberry sauce you have on hand and if so just eliminate adding any stevia in the mix.
LOW CARB SWEETENERS
There are many sugar-free sweeteners on the market today: figuring out which is the best to use for one purpose or another can be quite confusing. Unfortunately, the product labels can be misleading, and not all sugar-free sweeteners are created equal.
When I first went sugar-free in 2004, I didn't know any sugar-free sweeteners beyond aspartame, Splenda and stevia. I tried several artificial sweeteners, and after two years sugar-free, my sugar cravings were still just as bad, if not worse.
That was when I decided to start creating recipes with natural sugar-free sweeteners and nothing artificial. The most natural sugar free sweeteners are stevia, Monk fruit, erythritol, xylitol and Allulose, but there are some big differences when it comes to using these in your recipes.
Learn all about the low carb sweeteners for all your baking needs in my Sweetener Guide & Conversion Chart!
HOW TO MAKE KETO CRANBERRY TURKEY SALAD
Keto Cranberry Sauce is needed to make this delicious cranberry turkey salad. I don't think you can find any store bought keto cranberry sauce but my recipe is very quick and easy to make.
You also need mayonnaise, extra origin olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, scallions, celery, and of course the main ingredient of cooked turkey breast or dark meat, whichever you prefer.
In a bowl mix together the first 5 items.
Taste it and decide if you need to add any stevia.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine.
Makes 3 cups. Serve over any lettuce you like or make it a sandwich with my Cloud Bread Recipe. Keep refrigerated.
LEFTOVER KETO TURKEY RECIPES
LOW CARB KETO CRANBERRY TURKEY SALAD
Low Carb Cranberry Turkey Salad
- ¼ cup my cranberry sauce recipe
- 6 ounces mayonnaise For Mayo Free use Plain Full Fat Greek Yogurt or Canned Coconut Milk
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 scallions chopped
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 8 ounces turkey breast cooked, chopped
- optional: 2-3 droppers liquid stevia
- In a bowl mix together the first 5 items.
- Taste it and decide if you need to add any stevia.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine.
- Makes 3 cups. Serve over any lettuce you like. Keep refrigerated.
The Better Baker