Abundant, rich, delectable, holiday food doesn’t have to be fattening. There’s a whole new take on what constitutes healthful eating revealed by several best-selling new books, including Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes. According to Taubes, you can’t get fat without carbohydrates, but you can enjoy all your seasonal favorites, such as pumpkin and mincemeat pie, fruitcake, cranberry sauce, candy, breads, cookies, and even delicious stand-ins for mashed potatoes and candied sweet potatoes. Read the sumptuous menus below to see how rich, satisfying, festive, and traditional low-carb food can be.
Blini with Crème Fraîche and Caviar
Pan Seared Duck Breasts with Kumquats in Syrup
Café au Lait
***CHRISTMAS DINNER:French Onion Soup
Mincemeat Pie with Hard SauceRecipes in bold are from Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat.