From Our Favorite Blogs: Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

There is more to Thanksgiving than obsessing over a perfectly-cooked turkey. Simple, delicious and healthy side dishes will give everyone at your day-of-thanks gathering an extra level of gratitude, from the cook to the happy feasters. Plan ahead with your gatheredtable menu and add any of our recommendations to your recipe library!

A few from the gatheredtable library…

1.  Quinoa, Avocado and Apple Salad – adapted from “Big Girls, Small Kitchen” by Cara Eisenpress
“The original recipes calls for 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped! We left it out for our vegetarian friends, so feel free toss in bacon and a handful of crumbled cheese.” – Victoria

2. Perfect Mashed Potatoes – inspired by Lola Mike (Mary’s mom)
“A classic Thanksgiving side, with great flavor and consistency! To bring the potatoes up a notch try adding 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.” – Aileen

3. Roasted Parsnips & Apples – adapted from “Everyday Food”, Martha Stewart
“Make this dish your own by adding carrots and a pinch of your favorite spice!” – Erin

And a few from our friends around the web…

4. Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole –  My Whole Food Life
“This healthy (and vegan) alternative to Green Bean Casserole is really quite amazing! Your guests will certainly come back for seconds.” – Aileen

5. Paleo Sweet Potato Fries – Pamela’s Modern Family Table
“Against the whole “mashed” procession at the Thanksgiving table? Switch it up with these savory sweet.” – Aileen

6.  Roasted Romanesco Leek and Brussel Sprouts Salad – With Food and Love
“This recipe is a must make for anyone looking to be more adventurous with their side dishes. It’s delicious and has an added visual wow factor!” – Erin

Over the coming week, we’ll be sharing tips for planning, shopping and cooking here on our gatheredtable thanksgiving guide. Check back in as we’ll be adding more tips every day…

And next week, we’ll share our Official Thanksgiving Menu (and grocery list) – full of recipes that we’ve hand-tested and full endorse!

*And don’t forget, you can use the gatheredtable web clipper to add any of our friend’s recipes to your library.

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