10 Healthiest Thanksgiving Sides

by in Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 13, 2012

roasted squash
These Thanksgiving sides all have fewer than 250 calories per serving and will get the attention and admiration of everyone at your table because they’re so unbelievably delicious. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Squash
Yummy slices of winter squash topped with maple syrup and a touch of lemon juice.

Recipe: Lemon Maple Squash (pictured above)

Stuffing
Traditional stuffing recipes can easily have 400-500 calories per servings. Sandra uses fresh mushrooms with herbs and spices to bring out the flavor and not your waistline.

Recipe: Sage and Mushroom Stuffing

Green Bean Casserole
Ellie’s recipe calls for all fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s topped with deliciously crunchy shallots.

Recipe: Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Shallots

Sweet Potatoes
The sweet goodness of sweet potatoes flavored with orange zest and smoky bacon will make your mouth water.

Recipe: Orange-Scented Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa
Make room for this protein-packed grain on your Thanksgiving table. The fresh flavors of raisins, pine nuts, lemon juice and parsley make it shine.

Recipe: Quinoa With Garlic, Pine Nuts and Raisins

Potato Au Gratin
Potatoes + cheese = heaven.

Recipe: Provencal Potato Gratin

Brussels Sprouts
Nothing beats simple and delicious—Ina does it so well in this recipe.

Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Spinach
The trick to this decadent creamed spinach is a combo of low-fat milk and chicken broth.

Recipe: Creamed Spinach

Carrots
Another easy recipe bursting with goodness—5 minutes to prep and let the oven do the rest.

Recipe: Roasted Radishes and Carrots

Green Beans
The Neelys make a mean green bean side—no need to tell your guests it’s 120 calories per serving!

Recipe: Green Beans With Lemon and Garlic

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