Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Enjoy your holiday season and the company of family and friends with these 15 Healthy Thanksgiving sides including healthy cornbread, roasted squash and brussels sprouts galore!
Can you believe it’s November?! How is Thanksgiving right around the corner? In true maven fashion, I wanted to share a round-up of 15 healthy sides you can make for Thanksgiving dinner. But this isn’t about “staying on track” or how to not gain weight during Thanksgiving… This is about enjoying your food, your company and making some healthy swaps here and there. For many reasons, the holidays can be a stressful time for some, so least of your worries should be what you’re eating. All of these healthy thanksgiving sides are made from delicious and fresh ingredients that you and your Thanksgiving tribe will love, healthy or not!
15 Healthy Thanksgiving Sides
Maple Roasted Squash – The squash is caramelized and topped with a thick and creamy tahini yogurt dressing topped with pepitas and pomegranate seeds. You’ll be going back for seconds!
Cauliflower Rice Stuffing – This healthy, low-carb cauliflower rice stuffing will convince your Thanksgiving guests to jump on board the cauliflower rice train, while secretly getting them to eat more veggies! Plus it’s ready in under 20 minutes.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts Farro Salad – A healthy recipe for fall, this salad makes the perfect Thanksgiving standout dish. One of my faves!
Orange Pecan Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole – Zesty and flavorful, the perfect side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving dinner.
Shredded Brussel Sprouts Salad – Can’t go wrong with a brussel sprouts salad at Thanksgiving IMO! Fresh, seasonal and 100% delicious.
Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing – I love this fresh take on stuffing! It incorporates my pumpkin cornbread and a bunch of delicious veggies and flavors.
Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts – Brussel sprouts are my love language. Packed full of flavor from fresh orange and smoky bacon, these bacon brussels sprouts can be easily made in the oven or stovetop and will not disappoint.
Acorn Squash Soup – The best of fall, in a bowl! This healthy, autumn soup is sweet and savory with a lightly roasted flavor to make a delicious, filling and vegan fall recipe for the whole family.
Wild Rice Pilaf with Butternut Squash – A delicious whole-grain salad made with wild rice, squash, almonds, cranberries and a simple balsamic vinaigrette for an easy dinner side dish.
Roasted Maple Dijon Carrots – Marinate your carrots and then roast to perfection for one of my favorite side dishes.
Charred Green Beans – There’s something about the flavour of the green beans with the pop of sweetness from the pomegranates that will keep you coming back for more!
Healthy Mashed Cauliflower – Swap potatoes for cauliflower to create this 6-ingredient healthy mashed cauliflower side dish that tastes just like creamy mashed potatoes.
Healthy Green Bean Casserole – A healthy take on the classic recipe. If you’re a green bean casserole fan you’re going to love this version made with fresh green beans!
Sweet Potato Cornbread – Can’t have Thanksgiving without cornbread, right? This fall dish has the earthiness of cornmeal mixed with the sweetness of sweet potato for a moist and delicious healthy sweet potato cornbread loaf.
Harvest Farro Salad – Get the best of fall with this farro salad with roasted butternut squash and a pomegranate molasses dressing. A seasonal favorite full of nutrition and delicious flavors!
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