Healthy Side Dish Alternatives For Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving can be a time of overindulgence, but it does not have to be. Take a look at these healthy side dish alternatives for Thanksgiving, that will make you feel more guilt free.

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Cranberries and Kale

Delicious, healthy Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries, Kale, and Chickpeas. An easy, satisfying vegetarian recipe that’s perfect for fall!


Skinny Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

A lightened-up mac and cheese that you can eat guilt-free, and it’s the perfect way to sneak in some veggies for your picky-eaters!


Gluten free walnut and kale quinoa stuffing

Here is an easy, healthy and gluten-free twist on Thanksgiving stuffing. This quinoa stuffing is mixed with kale, walnuts, dried cranberries and sage. The flavors are traditional, but there is no bread or gluten.


Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels sprouts

Roasted vegetables (like these Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes) are superior in almost every way; it’s a fact. But they take up valuable oven space on holidays. Make them ahead of time and reheat! Save on time and stress.


Healthier Green Bean Casserole

It tastes decadently creamy, it’s chocked full of fresh green beans, it’s topped with a crispy onion topping that everyone will love — oh, and it’s totally lightened up! Yep, no processed cans of creamy soup or deep-fried canned onions in this one.


Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Bake

Cauliflower, loaded with cheese and bacon and all things yummy.


Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta

This sweet and savory side dish is perfect for the holidays and loaded with Fall flavor!


Guilt-Free Banana Pudding (No Dairy or Gluten)

This dessert is not only dairy free and gluten free, but also acts as a sweet treat that is completely guilt free. I have to admit that banana pudding was a difficult recipe for me to figure out.


 Baked Apples Stuffed with Oatmeal & Brown Sugar

Scoop out the core and stuff the insides with a mix of oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The baked apples soften into a spoonable treat while the brown sugar melts down into a caramel syrup




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