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Feast Healthy This Thanksgiving: Veggie Holiday Side Dishes

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/11/19 3:00 PM

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Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of many. It means family, friends and (most importantly) food — what’s not to love? You don’t have to sacrifice your health goals or your happiness with these easy and satisfying side dishes that even the most particular eaters will gobble gobble right up!

Crispy Brussel Sprouts

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  • Cut brussel sprouts in half (1.5lbs recommended)
  • Place brussel sprouts in a cast iron skillet and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Drizzle two tablespoons of avocado oil over the brussel sprouts and toss to coat
  • Transfer to the oven and roast for 30 minutes, or until tender and browned

Thanksgiving Kale Salad

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  • Whisk lemon juice and olive oil together in a large bowl. Add kale and toss.
  • Add all or some of the following ingredients:
    • Apple slices
    • Dried cranberries
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Pomegranate arils
    • Red onion
  • Finish with a drizzle of raw honey

Herbed Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and quarter two pounds of sweet potatoes; boil 30 minutes or until soft.
  • Drain and mash the sweet potatoes until creamy.
  • Finely chop rosemary and thyme, and add to the sweet potatoes along with a pinch of salt and pepper and a teaspoon of ghee.
  • If desired, add a teaspoon of pure maple syrup.

Savory Roast Mushrooms

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  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Thinly slice two pounds of mushrooms and finely chop your desired amount of fresh garlic and parsley.
  • Toss mushrooms, parsley and garlic in avocado oil, salt and pepper and transfer to a baking dish.
  • Roast mushrooms for 20 minutes, or until tender. Stir occasionally.

Happy feasting! Check out these blogs for additional inspiration:

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Topics: Vegetarian, Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Vegan, Healthy Holiday, Eating Healthy, Thanksgiving, Healthy Recipes

About the Author Taylor Jablonowski

Taylor Jablonowski is SWIHA’s Marketing Specialist and a momma to a one-year-old boy named Arlo. When she's not working to make the Healing Arts accessible to everyone, you'll probably find her somewhere in the woods with her feet in a river.

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