8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes


8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Pots and Pans

Indulge in the foods you love this Thanksgiving holiday by serving up healthy Thanksgiving recipes at the table. Skip feeling bloated and eat lighter this year. I’ve found eight skinny versions of your favorite side dishes that don’t skimp on flavor. Bon appétit!

Did you know that most of your classic Thanksgiving recipes contain beneficial nutrients and more? Check out the health benefits of Thanksgiving dishes, then add a few of these fall vegetable recipes to your menu!

Tips for making your favorite dishes healthier:

  • Use low-fat milk, buttermilk, coconut milk, or almond milk
  • Substitute coconut oil for canola oil
  • Replace sour cream with Greek yogurt
  • Sweeten with agave, honey, and monk fruit sweetener in place of sugar

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1. Reinvent the salad

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Life’s Ambrosia

Pass on mixed greens and serve this protein-rich farro, cranberry, and goat cheese salad instead.

2. Makeover the sweet potato casserole

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Kim’s Cravings

This coconut and sweet potato casserole has been made over to satisfy the gluten free, Paleo, and vegan eaters at your table.

Your guests will love these other gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes, too!

3. Lighten up the green bean casserole

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Eat Yourself Skinny

Swap in light butter and low-fat milk to create a creamy, crunchy bean casserole.

4. Maple Syrup-Glazed Barley & Squash Cupcakes

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Pots and Pans

Instead of making stuffing, bake these barley and squash cupcakes in a muffin tin. They’re the perfect serving size for each guest!

5. Not-so-stuffed stuffing

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Eat Yourself Skinny

This sausage, sage, and apple stuffing is full of flavor and crunch but is still light on calories as it’s made without the eggs and butter.

6. Lower the calories with super skinny mashed potatoes

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Home Sweet Jones

Your guests will never know these creamy mashed potatoes are lightened with cauliflower.

7. Skip the casserole and eat squash

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: In Sock Monkey Slippers

For the ultimate light Thanksgiving side serve roasted delicata squash sprinkled with cranberries and pumpkin seeds. This is a healthy alternative that looks just as good as it tastes.

8. Sugar-free cranberry sauce

8 Tasty & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | thegoodstuff

Source: Wellness Mama

Sweeten your sauce with pineapple juice, honey and no sugar applesauce.


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