36 Dietitian-Approved Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes


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  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • November 11th, 2017

Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m very excited. Family and friends get together to share a wonderful meal cooked with love. A fabulous way to boost your nutrition and fiber at Thanksgiving is to add a ton of side dishes loaded with vegetables and fruits. Here are 36 Dietitian-Approved Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes which include a multitude of colors from the fruits and vegetables to rock your antioxidant world. Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast with a burst of flavor from all these yummy recipes.


Cranberry Orange Ginger Relish
by Nutrition Starring You


Cranberry Relish
by RDelicious Kitchen


Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine & Ginger
by Healthy Ideas Place


Apple Cranberry Sauce
by Nutrition to Fit


So-Simple Cinnamon Roasted Apples
by Amy Gorin Nutrition


Onion Beer Biscuits
by Shaw’s Simple Swaps


Green Beans with Pecans, Cranberries, & Parmesan
by The Nutrition Adventure


Crave-able Carrots
by My Menu Pal


Roasted Garlic Turmeric Parsnip Fries
by Bucket List Tummy


Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce
by Amy Gorin Nutrition


Roasted Acorn Squash with Pomegranate Glaze
by Shaw’s Simple Swaps


Roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus
by Amy Gorin Nutrition


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots, Maple, and Mustard
by Fork in the Road


Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts
by Marisa Moore Nutrition


Blackberry Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
by Neat & Nutritious


Maple-Balsamic Roasted Winter Vegetables
by Healthy Ideas Place


Easy Lemony Broccoli
by Sarah Remmer, RD


Crispy Potatoes with Pumpkin Hummus
by Chef Catherine Brown


Healthy Cheesy Potatoes
by Create Kids Club


Sweet Potato Pie Bites
by The Nutritionist Reviews


Smoky Tempeh Apple Bites
by Chef Catherine Brown


Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
by Champagne Nutrition


Croatian Sauerkraut
by Me (Family. Food. Fiesta.)


Butternut Squash, Beet, and Barley Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette
by Bucket List Tummy


Broccoli Apple Salad
by My Menu Pal


The Ultimate Fall Salad
by Food, Pleasure, & Health


Autumn Salad with Grilled Figs, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Walnuts
by Chef Catherine Brown


Wild Rice & Acorn Squash Wedge Salad
by Nutritionally

Roasted Pumpkin Farro Pilaf with Cranberries by Foods with Judes


Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower Quinoa Gratin
by Byte Sized Nutrition


Wild Mushroom & Artichoke Stuffing
by Me (Family. Food. Fiesta.)


Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
by The Gourmet RD


Pecan Topped, Slightly-Sweet Sweet Potato Casserole
by Liz’s Healthy Table


Nut-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
by Nutrition to Fit


Sweet Potato Walnut Balls
by Food & Nutrition Solutions by Jill


Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup
by Whole Living Lauren

For more Thanksgiving recipes including ways to cook the Turkey, check out:

A Delicious & Nutritious Thanksgiving Menu

5 Favorite Turkey Recipes from Dietitians (including leftovers)

Have a fabulous celebration!

By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

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  1. Such a great roundup, thank you for including my apple cranberry sauce and my nut-free sweet potato casserole!

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