Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Article by Staff Writer

Let’s move beyond the green bean casserole, shall we? 

While there’s no denying the draw of staple Thanksgiving sides, which are arguably the best part of the meal, here are a few ways to get all the nostalgia, without all the extra calories. 

A few simple twists can turn your sides into much healthier options for yourself and your family. 

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 Air Fryer Green Beans

Quick, easy and so flavorful, you won’t want to prepare your green beans any other way from now on! If you want, substitute sesame oil for the olive oil for more of an Asian flair in this recipe from 131 Method. 

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Sweet + Spicy Brussels

These sweet and spicy sriracha Brussel sprouts, also from 131 Method, are crispy and delicious! Honey, cloves and garlic make this a side dish perfect for Thanksgiving and beyond.  

Follow @131 Method 

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Easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Subbing cauliflower in recipes doesn't have to feel like a diet choice, says Shanna Hutcheson. These are super easy to make, so delicious and picky eater-approved! They are also great for leftovers, which is a Thanksgiving necessity. 

Follow Shanna Hutcheson @wellnessforthewin 

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