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7 Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

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If you’re like us, you love Thanksgiving because it’s a time to reflect on everything good going on in your world, and a time to catch up with friends and family over a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. Another reason you might be like us? You just can’t help yourself when homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and pecan pie are laid out on the table. If you don’t want to totally derail your fitness and health progress, fill up on some healthy Thanksgiving sides rather than losing yourself in pie.

1. Sourdough-Cranberry-Apple Stuffing

This mouthwatering stuffing alternative is a great option if you’re Paleo or on Whole 30, but still want that hint of stuffing on your Thanksgiving plate. Get the recipe here.


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Is there anything the crock pot CRANt(berry) do? My mom has been asking for some Thanksgiving recipes that don’t require the oven (bc her’s is so tiny). I made this sourdough-cranberry-apple stuffing in the crockpot. So easy, and mother approved. I’ll be posting Thanksgiving inspired recipes each week until tofurkey day, if you have any requests send em my way!? Sourdough Apple Cranberry stuffing ? 1 loaf sourdough bread (I used homemade) cut into cubes 3 celery stalks, chopped 1 honey crisp apple, chopped 2 flax eggs 1/4 cup vegan butter (I used @earthbalance) melted 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup pecans 2 cups vegetable broth 1/2 tsp of each: sage, rosemary, thyme, and salt Put everything into the crockpot, stir to make sure it’s all coated and covered, and cook for approx 1 hour or so in the crockpot on high. #namasteupbeet

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2. Paleo Sweet Potato Sausage Stuffing

This is another delicious dish for gluten-free and grain-free friends to enjoy. The sausage and sage combo will be a hit at the Thanksgiving table. Get the recipe here.


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Anyone agree with me that stuffing is one of the best dishes at the Thanksgiving table? . It’s always been my favorite, but since gluten and grains don’t sit well with me anymore, I needed to figure out a way to bring a tasty Paleo stuffing to the table. . Ta-da. Enter my Paleo Sweet Potato Sausage Stuffing. There’s no grains, no gluten, no dairy, and no sugar. Just some real vegetables and a whole lot of great taste. . Check the new recipe out on my site today. #paleothanksgiving . . . . . . . . . . . . #stuffing #thanksgivingstuffing #paleostuffing #grainfree #glutenfree #glutenfreethanksgiving #sweetpotato #sweetpotatoes #thanksgiving #thanksgivingrecipes #healthythanksgiving #justeatrealfood #healthyfoodshare #healthyfoodporn #healthyeating #healthyrecipe #healthylifestyle #healthyfoodie #healthycooking #eatrealfood #realfood #glutenfreelife #dairyfree #tastingpage #paleo #paleofoodshare #paleolifestyle #paleofood #paleorecipes

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3. Roasted Root Veggies

You can never go wrong with a big ol’ serving of root veggies. Stick to a healthier oil option such as extra virgin olive oil and add your favorite spices. Get the recipe in the caption below!

4. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A little bit of maple syrup goes a long way. These Brussels are the perfect amount of sweet and crispy on the outside, and warm and soft on the inside. Get the recipe in the caption below!

5. Harvest Kale Salad

Boring salads, be gone! Kale gets a kick of butternut squash and pomegranate and pumpkin seeds in this colorful dish. Get the recipe here.

6. Everything Bagel Cauliflower Casserole

We’d seriously consider passing on mom’s potatoes in favor of this drool-inducing dish! Bonus: You can get all the ingredients for cheap at your local Trader Joe’s. Get the recipe here.

7. Clean Green Bean Casserole

If you ask us, it’s not Thanksgiving if you don’t serve Green Bean Casserole. Opt for this clean Paleo and Vegan version instead of your usual. Trust us, you won’t miss the calories. Get the recipe here.


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This Clean Green Bean Casserole has been a FAN FAVORITE for years! It’s made with fresh green beans, smothered in a dairy-free and nut-free vegan “cream sauce,” and then finished off with caramelized onions for all the flavor you love. ? • I almost always have some leftover sauce that I like to save for the next night, too! Try it over pasta or another veggie for another creamy dairy-meal meal or side dish. ?? • Click my profile ? @detoxinista for a direct link to the recipe! • • • • #veganthanksgiving #paleothanksgiving #kansasblogger #healthyholidays #healthythanksgiving #glutenfreethanksgiving #glutenfreeholidays #f52grams #cleaneatingmagazine #cleaneatingrecipe #dairyfreerecipes #detoxinista #foodcombining

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