The turkey is not my friend on Thanksgiving. I know there are loads of you out there just visualizing your leftover turkey sandwiches dripping with cranberry sauce the day after Thanksgiving, but personally, I think that big bird is for the birds.
It’s not my thing. What am I all about on Thanksgiving?
I’m all about the mashed potatoes and the roasted autumn squash and the rolls and the list goes on. You can keep the turkey.
But those Thanksgiving calories can add up way before you even get to the pie. Save a few calories for dessert and keep it a little healthier this year. Keep reading for 11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes that might just steal the spotlight from the highly anticipated and possibly overrated turkey. Enjoy!
11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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Quinoa Salad from TodaysMama
Quinoa Salad from TodaysMama and Gluten-Free Goddess
Roasted Squash and Brussels Sprouts from Lou Lou Ingredients
Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs from Food & Wine
Broccoli-Potato Puree from Readers Digest
Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Barefoot Contessa’s Sauteed Carrots from Food Network
Apple Sausage Stuffing from Parade
Roasted Acorn Squash Rings with Fried Sage and Pecorino from We Olive
Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan from Cooking Light
Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Parmesan from Real Simple
Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe from Oprah.com
Mini Bites – Thanksgiving Recipes All Day Long
Festive Turkey Place Cards
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