Healthy and Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
From: Eating Well
What a wonderful time Thanksgiving week is. Family and friends gather for heartwarming fellowship and good food.
If you are looking for some healthy alternatives, here is a list of some delicious recipes.
1. Roasted Sweet Potatoes - Roasting sweet potatoes is even easier than boiling and mashing them. Maple syrup glaze transforms this ultra-simple dish into something sublime.
2. Oven-Roasted Squash with Garlic & Parsley - Winter squash becomes tender and sweeter when roasted—a delicious side for a holiday dinner. Look for interesting squash like kabocha or hubbard at your farmers' market and try them in this recipe. Recipe adapted from Alice Waters.
3. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions - You'll love vegetables again in this easy Brussels sprout recipe flavored with bacon and onion. It's a great holiday side or part of a quick weeknight dinner. Fresh herbs, onion and bacon pair beautifully with Brussels sprouts. This vegetable loves the cool weather of fall and early winter. If you can find them still attached to the stalk, don't be intimidated—buy them, as they're likely more fresh. All you need to do is slice off each sprout with a paring knife. However you find them at the market, this is a delicious way to prepare them.
4. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower - Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs.