Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Want to know healthy sides for Thanksgiving dinner? The healthy Thanksgiving dish choices been tested and Countess Of Shopping approved with everything you need to know about including best Thanksgiving vegetables side dishes.
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Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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I love quick, healthy sides for Thanksgiving dinner.
HEALTHY SIDES FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
The healthy Thanksgiving recipes are perfect for your Thanksgiving table & holiday meal. We have loved the delicious side dish choices on the big day with delicious recipes!
1 – Sauteed Green Beans:
1 cup of Green Beans has only 31 calories with 1.86 gram of protein! Yes please Queen! Green beans are a healthy Thanksgiving dish choice.
You can easily cook in cast iron skillet or roast on a sheet pan with olive oil drizzled over, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
You could also add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar after the green beans are plated in the serving bowl for an extra punch of flavor.
Green beans are one of the best healthy Thanksgiving side dishes for your Thanksgiving meal.
You can use fresh green beans or frozen green beans to accompany your main course to make your healthy green bean casserole.
My favorite pan to cook my green beans in is my cast iron skillet.
Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes For Thanksgiving
2 – Mouth-watering Sweet Potatoes:
1 cup of sweet potatoes is only 114 calories and 2 grams of protein.
My stop, drop and roll… Sweet Potatoes are an easy one for your healthy sweet potato casserole.
You can make sweet potatoes a lot of different ways….mine involve brown sugar and butter.
You can whip them into a creamy mixture and cover with marshmallows…or make them a healthy Thanksgiving sides by slicing into coin or cubes to roast on a sheet pan.
Sweet potatoes are always rated as one of the best Thanksgiving sides. If guests have special diets, sweet potatoes are easy to modify with your healthy side dishes.
The world’s your oyster. Sweet potatoes are great for the big feast and have mouth-watering fall flavors on your holiday table.
You can top with crunch pecans on your healthy Thanksgiving menu for extra nutty flavor. Best sweet potato recipes are simply a little bit of butter, roasted, crunchy pecans and can have toppings of maple syrup, brown sugar or marshmallows. The best part is you can pick how to make this easy side dish and is always a crowd pleaser.
Your Kitchen Aid mixer is the best way to whip your sweet potatoes into a creamy mixture.
HEALTHY SIDES FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
3 – Oven Drizzled Asparagus
1 cup of asparagus is only 27 calories and almost 3 grams of protein!
Oven drizzled asparagus is an easy way to cook to go with main dish!
You can pop this in last minute for your healthy sides for Thanksgiving dinner with your roast turkey. Asparagus is one of the easy Thanksgiving side dishes to serve with your healthier recipes.
This is so quick to make using a large sheet pan.
4 – Crispy Brussel Sprouts
1 cup of Brussels sprouts is only 38 calories and 3 grams of protein!
The easiest way to get crispy brussels sprouts is to shred them for your easy recipes. When brussel sprouts are crispy, they take center stage!
I use my sheet pan, cover in foil and drizzle with my favorite virgin olive oil from Greece and cook for 415 degrees for 10 minutes for the perfect way to serve at your dinner party.
Then take them out of the oven and flip/rotate to cook the other side of the shredded brussel sprouts.
This will make them crispy.
Add Maldon’s sea salt flakes for flavoring.
Best Thanksgiving Vegetables Side Dishes
In my humble opinion, the best thanksgiving vegetables side dishes are:
- Mouth-watering Sweet Potatoes
- Sauteed Green beans with garlic and/or balsamic vinegar
- Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Honey drizzled roasted carrots
- Crispy Brussel sprouts
- Grandma’s southern corn
- Mom’s peas