What I Eat in a Day – Low Carb Vegan Thanksgiving

You guys keep asking for “What I Eat in a Day” posts about my own low carb vegan/vegan keto diet, so I figured I’d do one for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving recipes are definitely some of my favorites. I really love fall root veggies, and so having an excuse to eat a ton of them all in one sitting, is fine by me. We’ve started a tradition of going to our best friend’s house for Thanksgiving, so we basically spend the day playing with our god daughter, and having an incredibly good time.

This year, I ended up eating waaaaaay less than I normally would, because I broke a tooth and the dentist couldn’t fit me in this week, so chewing is not currently my favorite activity. So, bear that in mind. This is also why there is almost nothing remotely crunchy featured.

What I Eat in a Day: Vegan Keto Thanksgiving | Meat Free Keto


As in my usual style, I didn’t bother with breakfast, but just had some mushroom coffee (regular coffee, with mushroom extract added), while I started cooking.

Around noon, I did end up eating a piece of the tofu turkey I was making because I was starting to feel a little hungry! I also had a few sips of a kombucha that’s been hanging out in my fridge this week, because I figured I could probably stand give my gut bugs some friends.

  • Calories: 81
  • Net Carbs: 1.4g


Lunch was our Thanksgiving dinner! I ended up making myself some mashed parsnips and brussels sprouts to go along with my tofu. I had planned on just making mashed turnips, but there were so many parsnips in our farm share this week, that it seemed silly not to mash them in as well.

  • mashed parsnips & turnips
  • Tofu turkey w/some sauteed mushrooms
  • Roasted brussels sprouts with walnuts!
  • Tbsp of cranberry sauce

This doesn’t really look like that much, but I should mention that I ate an entire block of tofu….so, there’s that.  I also normally wouldn’t eat so many carbs in one meal, but the parsnips were really good and required no chewing, so I doubled what I would normally eat!

  • Calories: 857
  • Net Carbs: 26.5g


Lunch took a while to eat with the talking and laughing, and after cleanup (which was a process!), we all sat down for a while and relaxed. So, around 5:30, it was time for dessert, which was functioning as dinner.

I had made myself little pumpkin muffins, and ate about three of those. I also had a chai tea with some full fat coconut milk and stevia, which is rapidly becoming my new favorite warm beverage.

  • Calories: 276
  • Net Carbs: 8.6g


So, the whole day looks positively anemic, but I don’t want to lie and list my idealized Thanksgiving day meals. Again, normally, I would have eaten a ton more, and made myself way more dishes, but the whole chewing thing held me back a bit. So, it was a pretty restrained day.

I’m a little bummed because I had a whole meal planned to make, but I just wasn’t feeling well enough to make it happen, but I figure I can always just make a Thanksgiving style meal for a normal night!

  • Calories: 1283
  • Net Carbs: 37.2g

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  1. Tanya Murphy says:

    I have made the above recipes for myself for more than one holiday. Great recipes, easy to adjust the seasoning to change things up for different days.

  2. Can you tell me what this “tofu turkey” is? It looks good! I did a recipe search and came up empty. Thanks much!!

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