These Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes will give you lots of great choices for your table. The recipes are all vegan, and are healthy options with little, if any, saturated fat or added sugars. This is a great way to balance out more energy-dense foods you may be enjoying, like my favorite – desserts – or appetizers, rolls, soup, drinks, and more. Most of these recipes, but not all, are by registered dietitian nutritionists.
These recipes are organized are separated by the type of vegetable, although some may contain more than one type. For planning, think about what is in season and fresh in your area. Consider your space on the stove or oven. You can add even more vegetables with a fresh green salad or a soup kept warm in a slow cooker too.
This is a wonderful time of year to enjoy winter squash. So many varieties are fresh and available. They are good sources of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, and fiber. According to this article from the Smithsonian Magazine, winter squash was probably part of the first harvest celebration with Wampanoag people and Pilgrims in Plymouth, 1621.
Try one of these Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes for a great way to enjoy these. In many recipes, you can substitute for other types of winter squash. Use extra winter squashes for a centerpiece with mini gourds and pumpkins!
Honeynut Squash Stuffed with Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf – Being Nutritious
These little honeynut squash are so cute, perfectly portioned, and practically begging to be stuffed with amazing Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf.
These veggies like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy, broccoli, romanesco, and cauliflower contain phytonutrients called glucosinolates. These are associated with a lower risk of some types of cancers and reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, too.
Italian-style vegan stuffed peppers with butternut squash, Great Northern beans, quinoa, and herbs. A great meal for holidays and entertaining. Or, make a batch for a family meal or meal prep. This recipe freezes well too.
When I think of sweet potato casserole, images of brown sugar, butter, and mini marshmallows come to mind. It’s one of those traditional side dish recipes most families gobble up at Thanksgiving, but the sugar, fat,
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