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Delicious and Healthy Thanksgiving Sides from Instagram

Delicious and Healthy Thanksgiving Sides from Instagram |

If you’re still planning your menu for the big feast, don’t finalize anything just yet! We’ve already shared our favorite healthy pumpkin recipes, but we’re back with the best healthy Thanksgiving sides with easy-to-follow recipes, so you can still indulge without fighting food fatigue after the meal. (These are all on Instagram so while you’re scrolling, don’t forget to give us a follow too!

1. Healthy Cranberry Sauce

Check cranberry sauce off the list — this recipe uses orange juice and grated apple instead of sugar, making it safe for those with diabetes and on a vegan, paleo or Whole30 diet.

2. Roasted Fall Vegetables with Pomegranate Molasses

We’re all about a tasty assortment of roasted veggies, so this option is at the top of our list of healthy Thanksgiving sides to make this year. Check out the full recipe — it’s a cinch!

3. Stuffed Acorn Squash

This beautiful vegan dish can be served alongside meat or as a main for your veg friends. This is the original source of this tasty dish, but check out the full recipe on this post!

4. Moroccan Mashed Potatoes

No shade on mashed potatoes, but sometimes you just want *more*. That’s where these Moroccan mashed potatoes pique our interest — peep the recipe in the caption!

5. Wild Rice Stuffing

This wild rice stuffing is easy, vegan and gluten-free, with everything you want in a healthy Thanksgiving side. Check out this sweet and savory recipe here!

6. Crispy Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

PSA: These aren’t the brussels sprouts from your childhood! Crispy, sweet and totally addictive, you’ll want to keep this recipe around for sides and salads year-round. Bookmark the recipe before you forget!!


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7. Beet Deviled Eggs

Catch us with the deviled eggs on Thanksgiving — it’s impossible to eat just one! This recipe adds earthy beets for big flavor and plate appeal. Check out the recipe in the caption!

8. Cream-Free Creamed Spinach

This lightened-up version of a holiday classic is as rich and flavorful as traditional creamed spinach, but keto-friendly, low-carb and packed with veggies. Add this recipe to your arsenal and experience it for yourself!


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9. “Veganized” Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a star of the Thanksgiving feast. And if you disagree, you’ve just never had it like this! This recipe is also made on a stovetop so you can save oven space for the stuffing and pies.


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10. Roasted Cauliflower & Za’atar Salad

If there’s going to be a salad on the table this year, try this Za’atar cauliflower option! The pomegranate seeds and creamy yogurt-tahini chickpeas really seal the deal. Save the recipe here!


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Taking a break from Thanksgiving-themed foods? We hear you — check out the Buddha bowl recipes we can’t stop making at the moment!

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