Let’s talk turkey, shall we? Thanksgiving is going to be here in about two weeks and, while I am usually banned from making side dishes (ask my family about The Great Mashed Potato Fail of 2008), I’m still hoping to bring a healthy Thanksgiving side dish that doesn’t cause anyone gastrointestinal issues. I have high hopes. I also have plenty of DiGize and Peppermint to pass around in case things go South.
Affiliate links below. If you purchase from a link, I may receive a small commission. Thank you!
So, I’ve been combing the web for healthy Thanksgiving side dishes that will delight my leery family and, with any luck, will get me back on side dish duty. If you’re looking for some side dishes for your turkey dinner, here are some that sound ah-mazing!
Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Everyone except my hubby eats Brussels Sprouts, so this sweet version of Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts from Growing Up Gabel sound delish!
This Thanksgiving Salad recipe from Super Healthy Kids is a sure hit with sweet, dried cranberries and citrusy Mandarin oranges!
Don’t tell, but this Healthy Pumpkin Pie from Sugar Spice and Glitter uses dates as the basis for the pie crust!
Eating Paleo or have a relative who is? If so, be sure to check out these yummy Baked Pumpkin Fries from Oh, The Things We’ll Make.
I love sweet potatoes and this super healthy Sweet Potato Side Dish from Fearless Dining is a terrific alternative to the syrupy sweet potatoes that usually grace holiday tables.
Slick Housewives has a yummy, but not necessarily super healthy Healthy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese recipe that’s sure to win my daughter’s “I’ll only eat beige carbs” heart. I’ll definitely be swapping out the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt.
I love stuffing (#carbsaremydownfall) and this delicious Cranberry, Apple and Walnut Stuffing from Thrifty Jinxy sounds scrumptious!
I may have messed up mashed potatoes (#imadeglue), but this Mashed Cauliflower recipe from My Crazy Good Life is made in the Instant Pot and looks easy enough that even I can’t mess it up. Life goals.
Bacon and succotash, yes please! This Succotash Recipe from Food, Folks, and Fun sounds delicious!
Definitely not low in calories, the maple syrup deliciousness in these Candied Pecan Carrots from Mom Spotted are going on our side dish wish list!
I love the idea of this Chicken and Dressing Recipe from Pink When, but I also love it as a way to use up those leftover turkey pieces!
Do you have a favorite healthy Thanksgiving side dish? Tell me about it below!