Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Sides to Dine For

As we've grown into this health-conscious age, it is important to take a step back from traditional Thanksgiving sides and create something a little more nutritious. I mean, we're still okay with canned cranberry sauce haha but you can use fresher ingredients for your other sides that will give your guests a taste of fall. From quinoa to brussels sprouts, we're drooling over these Thanksgiving sides to dine for!

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Fruit Salad

Shaved brussels sprouts

This one’s a mix of Brussels sprouts, apples, cranberries, and pears. Enjoy making this fresh recipe found here!

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

This tasty veg is packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber, and vitamin A. No need to mash it, serve in cubes for a heartier bite. Get the recipe here!

Farro, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Farro, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Farro is a grain popular in rustic Italian cooking. It has a nutty flavor and works well as a substitute for rice or pasta. Farro also has four times as much fiber as brown rice, so if the turkey doesn't fill you up, this sure will! Fill up on this recipe here!

Hummus Mashed Potatoes

Two things you may not typically blend together--hummus and potatoes--but you'll wish you had tried this sooner! The hummus replaces the heavy cream for a healthy substitute. Try this recipe here!

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain Free and Paleo friendly Green Bean Casserole. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

We love how delicious this looks! It is a step above a standard casserole for sure being that it is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly. With tons of added flavor and nutrients, this is much better than the canned mushroom variety. Check out the recipe here!

Quinoa Stuffing with Apple, Sweet Potato and Hazelnuts

Quinoa Stuffing | Gluten Free Recipe on ©

For those who love quinoa, or those that might be on a gluten free and grain free diet, this stuffing is for you! Super healthy and super delicious, all of the flavors tie together seamlessly, making this a side everyone can enjoy. Test the recipe here!

Get inspired and devour the details of these Thanksgiving sides to dine for! I know we will be eating well this Turkey Day!

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