While Thanksgiving often gets equated with overeating and overindulgence, the holiday doesn’t mean you have to stuff yourself with foods that aren’t good for you. Food brings us together, and Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, so it’s even better if you can put healthy dishes on the table – and just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it’s not indulgent. So, say goodbye to Thanksgiving side dishes like sweet potato casserole with mini marshmallows and say hello to these 15 healthy sides that are as tasty as they are good for you.
Forget pumpkin in the pie, put it in a Thanksgiving side dish as well. This hearty salad can be made with or without feta cheese depending on if you’re serving a vegan crowd.
Who doesn’t like a warm dish full of garlic? This recipe uses kale but could also be made with spinach.
This fresh take on cranberry sauce depends on the sweetness of an orange to bring out the flavor.
A spicy taste paired with an autumn fruit makes for a hearty side dish.
Never buy pre-made rolls again. Make this bread instead.
Brussels sprouts get a bit of a makeover in this warm salad.
This dish can work as an excellent appetizer before the Thanksgiving meal. Make it with gluten-free bread and everyone is happy.
Squash deserves a place on the table this time of year, and filled full of quinoa this recipe makes for an extra healthy side that’s as good for you as it is aesthetically pleasing.
A side of brown rice? Boring. This? Much more exciting.
So many seasonal fruits in one relish.
Yes, that’s butternut squash AND blue cheese in the same recipe.
No more green bean casserole; try this refreshing dish instead.
A revamped version of a classic, this pie will work for your vegan and omnivore friends alike.
If you’re looking for a lighter dessert that still has the spicy taste of autumn, this one’s for you. And made with real pumpkin!
Instead of a dessert with pumpkin, why not a classic tarte tatin made with organic apples?
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