I thought I would put together a list of my favorite healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipes for those of you looking for inspiration.
I love Thanksgiving because it is all about cooking from scratch and it can be fun if you get into it. My husband and I usually split the responsibilities so neither of us gets too tired or stressed out.
He does the turkey, gravy, and stuffing and I do every thing else. Now that I have written that down – I am not sure that division of responsibilities is fair.
Of course, if you hate to cook you can always find a place that will cook Thanksgiving for you. Whole Foods will pack up an entire meal and send it home with you to heat up. I think this is kinda great – especially for those of us who get to the end of November totally exhausted.
Sometimes my family has gone out for Thanksgiving and that can be expensive but also very relaxing. Nothing like having someone else pick up your plate, put it in the dishwasher, and you not having to scrub the pots and pans.
Perhaps I don’t like Thanksgiving as much as I thought ☺
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to eat a lot of vegetables. You don’t have to put marshmallows on all of them, right? You can buy beautiful rainbow carrots, fennel, an Brusssels sprouts and enjoy them for how they taste without a lot of extra flavors or sugar added.
Walk into your favorite supermarket or farmer’s market and envision all the great dishes you can make.
I included some easy desserts for those of you who are trying to avoid pecan pie. You know who you are.
Please add any of your favorite recipes or ideas to the comment section. Let’s share!
Simple Glazed Carrots
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Vegan Creamed Spinach Recipe
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Apple Cranberry Fruit Salad
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Easy Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup Recipe
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Best Way to Prepare Butternut Squash
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Make Your Own Fresh Cranberry Sauce
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Orange and Fennel Salad
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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A Delicious Meatless Stuffing
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Roasted Rainbow Carrots Recipe
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Simple Homemade Apple Pie Filling
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Pumpkin Dip for Apples
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Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake Recipe
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