Thanksgiving dinner is traditionally considered a caloric nightmare, but if you load up on healthy side dishes and make healthier substitutions—like using quinoa instead of white rice, using quality dairy products and adding more vegetables where you can—it really adds up. And I'm not just talking calories, but nutrients that will leave you feeling satisfied, not stuffed. Leave that to the turkey.
Warm Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing1 of 12
A hearty, flavorful and healthy side dish that bakes in the oven—including the rice.
Butternut Squash Cranberry Oat Bread2 of 12
Serve up this hearty fruit and veggie quick bread in place of traditional dinner rolls.
Creamy Mustard Brussels Sprouts Superfood Salad3 of 12
A quick pan-fried Brussel sprouts superfood dish tossed in a vegan creamy mustard sauce.
Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Apple Bake4 of 12
All of fall's best flavors in one dish that's made with no refined sugars.
Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Mash5 of 12
Try this healthier twist on mashed potatoes to boost your fiber and protein.
Easy Gluten-Free Stuffing6 of 12
Step away from the boxed stuffing with this easy, gluten-free stuffing recipe.
Creamy Buttermilk Mashed Cauliflower7 of 12
No one will miss the mashed potatoes with this low carb, antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory dish.
Maple Pecan Raisin Butternut Squash Quinoa8 of 12
A simple side dish that's full of protein and the best fall flavors.
Butternut Squash Apple Soup9 of 12
A one-pot recipe that combines butternut squash and Granny Smith apples for a belly-warming soup.
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes10 of 12
A Paleo and vegan dish that will be a hit with all your guests.
Crockpot Rosemary Carrot Parsnip Mash11 of 12
No need to worry about finding oven time to bake this dish. Simply mix it up in the Crockpot and let it cook.