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16 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes + Desserts to Share

Skip the food coma by putting these 16 healthy Thanksgiving side dishes + dessert recipes on the menu. From grain-free stuffing to roasted veggies and paleo pumpkin pie; you’ll feel good about gobbling up these healthy Thanksgiving dishes. 

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Bring on the stuffing, mashed taters, green bean casserole, roasted veggies and pumpkin pie! Thanksgiving is almost here and I finally have an excuse to overload my plate…I mean I’m eating for two right?!

Can I just proclaim my love of stuffing for a minute? It’s literally that dish I only eat once a year on Thanksgiving. I’m not sure why, I mean, I should make it more often. But what’s not to love about warm-baked, savory carbs? Throw some mushrooms in there and I’m really drooling. Please tell me I’m not talking to a wall…stuffing-lovers where you at?

I’m excited to share that I’ll be getting my first helping of Thanksgiving stuffing this Saturday at Friendsgiving {dear Emily, my good friend who’s making the stuffing for Friendsgiving, I hope you don’t feel any pressure after reading this post, but the stuffing better be good :)}!

I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m not sure why that big bird seems to be the main attraction of every Thanksgiving spread. I’m always drawn towards piling my plate high with stuffing and roasted veggies. Of course you can’t forget pumpkin-everything for dessert too. 

So today I’m sharing all the healthy thanksgiving side dishes and deserts that have caught my eye from my favorite foodies on the web. Skip the food coma by putting these healthy recipes on your Thanksgiving menu; and feel good about gobbling them up!

brussels sprout skewers from nourish move love 

brussels sprout skewers

wild rice + spinach salad with cherry vinaigrette from nourish move love 

wild rice + spinach salad with cherry vinaigrette

pumpkin pie truffles from the real food dietitians  

pumpkin pie truffles

honey balsamic roasted veggies from fit foodie finds  

honey balsamic roasted veggies

Cinnamon Pecan Pie Bars from Little Bits of Real Food  

Cinnamon Pecan Pie Bars

maple mashed sweet potatoes from the real food dietitians  

maple mashed sweet potatoes

fall harvest baby kale salad from eating bird food  

fall harvest baby kale salad

easy gluten-free stuffing from food faith fitness  

easy gluten-free stuffing

paleo pumpkin pie from the healthy maven  

paleo pumpkin pie

roasted brussels sprouts + quinoa salad from fit foodie finds

roasted brussels sprouts + quinoa salad

roasted acorn squash + quinoa salad with cranberries from food faith fitness  

roasted acorn squash + quinoa salad with cranberries

green beans with caramelized shallots + almonds from eating bird food

green beans with caramelized shallots + almonds

cauliflower rice stuffing from the healthy maven 

cauliflower rice stuffing

superfood salad from little bits of real food 

superfood salad

healthy green bean casserole from food faith fitness  

healthy green bean casserole

pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting from the real food dietitians  

pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting

I had to add these two bonus recipes too, because I just found these no-bake pumpkin cheesecake parfaits and I’m so making them for friendsgiving along with the roasted acorn squash and quinoa salad with cranberries above.  And the open-faced cranberry + turkey sandwich is a Thanksgiving leftovers must. 

no-bake pumpkin cheesecake parfaits from the real food dietitians  

no-bake pumpkin cheesecake parfaits

open-faced cranberry + turkey sandwich from nourish move love

open-faced cranberry + turkey sandwich

I gotta know, what’s your favorite thanksgiving food? tell me in the comments below! 

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