10 Best Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

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Thanksgiving is nearly here, so if you haven’t started planning your menu and working on your shopping list, now is the time. Deciding on a main dish to serve is usually the first thing we do, but what about your side dishes? Here are some Thanksgiving sides that you will love whether you are hosting or need a dish to bring along!

1. Green Bean Casserole

A plate of green bean casserole on a table next to the casserole dish it was baked in.
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Green bean casserole is a staple dish on many Thanksgiving dinner tables, and you are going to love this healthier version. All of the flavors you love are there without any of the processed ingredients you find in traditional green bean casseroles.  

2. Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce in a serving dish.
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Cranberry sauce is another Thanksgiving meal staple, but it doesn’t have to be the jellied version that is packed with sugar and comes out of a can. Making homemade cranberry sauce is easy, and it’s so much healthier for you, too. 

3. Caramelized Dill Carrots

Caramelized Dill Carrots on a white surface.
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Caramelized dill carrots are a super simple side dish that is easy to make and will look amazing on your Thanksgiving table. This brightly colored dish is packed with vitamins and bursting with a great dill flavor too. 

4. Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash

An overhead view of a white bowl filled with cauliflower sweet potato mash.
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Are you looking for a unique new side dish to serve this Thanksgiving that everyone is sure to love? Then you are going to love this cauliflower sweet potato mash recipe! This side dish is perfect alongside any main dish, and you can jazz it up with any additional ingredients you like! 

5. Herb Baked Butternut Squash

Herb Baked Butternut Squash in a pile on a white plate.
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This herb baked butternut squash is simple to make, and it’s so delicious. Simply cut your squash, season it, and bake. Your Thanksgiving guests will love this simple side dish, and the fall colors look beautiful on your table, too. 

6. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

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The Thanksgiving holiday would not be complete without having a delicious sweet potato casserole. This healthy sweet potato casserole recipe has all of the flavors you want without any of the processed ingredients you don’t. 

7. Homemade Stuffing

Clean Eating Crouton Stuffing Recipe
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This homemade stuffing recipe is so easy to make, and your family is going to love it! If you want to make the homemade croutons used in the recipe, be sure to make those a day or two before you make this delicious dish!

8. Garlic Broccoli

Clean Eating Buttery Garlic Broccoli With Parmesan Recipe
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Even though it’s the holidays, you want to keep plenty of healthy side dish options on your Thanksgiving table. You will need to make extras of this garlic broccoli because it is just that good. Even people who profess to hate broccoli like this broccoli side.

9. Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe
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If you are looking to add some more vegetable sides to your Thanksgiving table, then check out this great recipe for roasted garlic Brussels sprouts salad. This recipe is so easy to make. Simply roast some garlic and your Brussels sprouts with seasonings, and then add some dried cranberries to them for a delicious salad everyone will love.

10. Holiday Mashed Potatoes

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If you are looking for a Thanksgiving recipe that the family is going to ask you to make year after year, look no further; you’ve already found it. These holiday mashed potatoes are so easy to make and sinfully delicious. 

Planning Thanksgiving?

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It’s never too early to start planning for the big meal this year. Thanksgiving takes careful planning, especially if you are the one cooking. Here is an entire outline of dishes you can make for the big day.

20 Clean Eating Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The topping sprinkled over the top of the Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole, in a white casserole dish.
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Want to keep it healthy this Thanksgiving? Tired of feeling like you have a brick in your tummy after Thanksgiving dinner? Try one of these 20 healthy side dishes. Nobody will know the difference.

Recipes For Turkey Leftovers That You Won’t Get Tired Of Eating!

Traditional Leftover Turkey Sandwich
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Do you always have leftovers that go bad after Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t let that happen this year. Use some of these recipes to make sure nothing goes to waste.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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