"Healthy Thanksgiving" isn't really something you hear every day. Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is the biggest dieting pitfall of the year. It's the time of year that we tell ourselves that we're going to make good, healthy choices.
We go into dinner with the best of intentions. Then Aunt Ruth asks why you aren't married yet. And Grandma brings that obnoxious yappy dog that doesn't like children with her again. And your sister shows up with your ex. And Uncle Al and Aunt Betty are screaming at each other about who forgot the egg nog. So you tell yourself that comforting yourself with one spoonful of stuffing with gravy is a good idea. But one spoonful leads to another. And extra butter on those mashed potatoes. And pie. And wine.
Lots of wine.
Before you know it, you've comforted your way into a food coma and out of your favorite pair of jeans! This year, include a few of these healthy Thanksgiving side dishes in the menu. At least if you end up over-indulging, you won't still be paying for it in January (unlike the food coma-induced Black Friday shopping spree!)
Spicy Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower - An Oregon Cottage
Healthy Green Bean Casserole - Heidi's Home Cooking
Balsamic and Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots - Old House to New Home
Roasted Green Beans With Bacon - Hungry Hobby
Whole 30 Airfryer Rosemary Sweet Potatoes - Recipe This
Spinach Pine Nut Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette - See Lindsay
Fig and Pancetta Stuffing - My Life Cookbook
Balsamic Roasted Green Beans - The Rising Spoon
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole - Joy Food Sunshine
Skillet Mushroom Asparagus - My Home-Based Life
3-Ingredient Paleo Cranberry Sauce - Cook, Eat Paleo
Healthier Sauteed Apples - Texan Erin
Paleo or Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole - One Lovely Life
Parmesan Garlic Veggie Fries - My Life Cookbook
Low Fat Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes and Roast Acorn Squash - Shrimp Salad Circus
Cucumber Greek Salad - Kenarry
Healthy Butternut Squash Fries - 3 Boys and a Dog
Healthy Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes - Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Mushroom, Kale, and Cheddar Quiche - Hello Little Home
It wouldn't be much of a list if we skipped dessert, would it?
Low Calorie Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread - At The Picket Fence
Healthy Apple Pie - Sugar Bee Crafts
Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie - Love to be in the Kitchen
Easy Low Carb Pumpkin Pie - Wholesome Yum
Greek Yogurt Strawberry Banana Bread - Domestic Superhero
Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Fruit Dip - Kenarry
Do you have a favorite healthy Thanksgiving side dish idea? I'd love to hear it!
Dawn M. Bean
I am looking forward to reading your blog enteries!
I like the idea of "healthy" vs just overeating on Thanksgiving, makes it much more enjoyable.
I love the idea of Fig and Pancetta Stuffing. It sounds delicious and incluldes two of my favorite things
I love your recipes! The Fig and Pancetta Stuffing sounds awesome!
These are such amazing recipes! I am definitely going to try a few. Thanks for posting
Great ideas here, thanks.
Those carrots look delicious!
well, i missed it for thanksgiving but i would love to make these on a regular day!
I love some of these side dish ideas. I've never thought of turmeric cauliflower.
Yum, I think I'll have to try some of these soon even though Thanksgiving is a long way off!
There are so many great recipes on here! I look forward to maybe trying some this weekend as I think they could be used for an Easter family gathering as well.