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Seven Days of Thanksgiving Sides: Stuffing, Slimmed

by in Healthy Recipes, Seven Days of Sides, November 23, 2010
Shiitake-Squash Stuffing
Shiitake-Squash Stuffing - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

We’re counting down to Thanksgiving with a new side dish every day! Thanksgiving turkey would be lost without stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer it that way). But sticks of butter and pounds of sausage are not mandatory ingredients.  Instead, combine rich sauteed shiitake mushrooms with in-season butternut squash and sourdough bread cubes for a fresh, lighter take on classic stuffing.  Here’s to a new holiday tradition!

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5 Ingredients: Sweet Potato Casserole

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Seven Days of Sides, November 22, 2010
Dana's Sweet Potato Casserole

Only 3 more days ’till Thanksgiving! Today’s side dish: the classic Sweet Potato Casserole, made over. Depending on how you make it, sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving classic that can be healthy or …. anything but! Our 5-ingredient version has all the flavor, but a fraction of the fat. Plus, get easy add-on ideas to make it your own.

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Seven Days of Thanksgiving Sides: Quinoa With Pine Nuts and Raisins

by in Healthy Recipes, Seven Days of Sides, November 21, 2010
Quinoa With Pine Nuts and Raisins
Ellie's Quinoa With Pine Nuts and Raisins

We’re celebrating the last few days before Turkey Day with a new side dish each day. Today, add Ellie Krieger’s Quinoa With Pine Nuts and Raisins to your menu. This flavorful, protein-packed quinoa side dish will please everyone at your Thanksgiving feast: It’s gluten-free, vegan and delicious enough that everyone will be asking for seconds.

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Seven Days of Thanksgiving Sides: Lighter Green Bean Casserole

by in Healthy Recipes, Seven Days of Sides, November 20, 2010
Giada's Green Beans and Kale
Giada's Spicy Green Beans and Kale

Green bean casserole is one of those almost-mandatory Thanksgiving dishes, but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to the preservative-and-fat laden canned version. Make your own slimmed-down version, or try Giada’s fresh take on this holiday favorite. She combines kale, wild mushrooms and fresh green beans, then coats with a white wine sauce and tops with a little Parmesan cheese. Yum!

Get the recipe: Giada’s Spicy Green Beans and Kale

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The Energy Chef: Spicy Sweet Potato Mash

by in Seven Days of Sides, November 19, 2010
Herb-Sweet-Potato-Mash
Herb's Sweet Potato Mash

Gobble, gobble! That’s exactly what my family is going to do this Thanksgiving, and it’s less than a week away. For my Turkey Day celebration, I like to take traditional holiday dishes, like sweet potatoes, and find a way to add my own touch of personality.  Move over, marshmallows, ’cause my sweet potato dish has a meaner sidekick: spicy sriracha chili sauce.  Try this mash on your holiday table: It’s sweet, it’s spicy and it might just give your guests a new reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Curried Quinoa With Squash

by in Seven Days of Sides, November 18, 2010
Katie's Curried Quinoa With Chickpeas and Butternut Squash

Thanksgiving is one week from today! We’re kicking off our Seven Days of Sides with Katie’s Curried Quinoa With Chickpeas and Squash. This protein-packed dish is hearty enough to double as a main for vegetarian guests, but everyone at your feast will love this pumpkin seed-topped dish.

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