All 30 of these Healthy Thanksgiving sides are easy, gluten free and so tasty! You will never guess they are better for you! The perfect side dishes.
PIN Healthy Thanksgiving Sides
Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost upon us?
I personally am grateful that I don’t have to share my Birthday with it this year. Ever since moving to the States, there are years where my birthday falls on the same day (Nov 23) and I am just not a sharer.
Never had to worry about that in Canada! 😊
I know you guys already probably have you go-to turkey recipe, but I thought you might need some healthy Thanksgiving side dishes to round out your meal so, I’m putting together a little list of some of my favorites that you can make too!
Healthy Thanksgiving Staples
There are a few things that you will need to have on hand to make a low of these side dishes to add to your healthy Thanksgiving dinner:
- Sweet potatoes
- Olive oil
- Butternut Squash
- Brussels Sprouts
- Green beans
Of course, you will need more ingredient than that to make your healthy side dishes for turkey, but these are a few items that you will find in a lot of the recipes!
My Food Philosophy
So, I want to take a second to chat about what I believe about food during the holidays (and really all the time) food should be about memories. Not macros.
I truly believe that the stress about stressing over what to eat and if it’s “healthy” is UNHEALTHIER than just eating the food itself. I also believe that food is meant to be enjoyed and for pleasure and sometimes it’s a-okay to just go out and eat something not so nourishing because it feeds your soul.
You can read more about my food philosophy here.
All that to say, I will be eating all the “normal” versions of these side dishes at my own Thanksgiving because I actually don’t cook for Thanksgiving and I am all about eating what people serve me. If I was bringing something, it would be one of these recipes, but it would still not prevent me from enjoying what I want of the real deal 😊
A low carb sugar free pumpkin pie is good and all, but not when you truly want the real thing 😊
But now, let’s get onto the healthy Thanksgiving sides!
This black rice salad recipe is topped with roasted pumpkin, harissa, and goat cheese for a delicious, flavorful, gluten free and healthy fall meal!
Kale pesto is mixed with sage and nuts and then tossed with Parmesan roasted acorn squash for a quick, healthy side dish that is sure to please a crowd!
This Goat Cheese Cauliflower Bake is super creamy and extra delicious with a little bit of bacon. You would never guess it’s super easy, healthy and low carb!
This spiralized butternut squash salad is full of apples, dates and pecans. It has a spicy-sweet flavor and is a healthy, paleo and vegan friendly side dish!
These easy scalloped sweet potatoes are SO creamy and flavorful, you’ll have a hard time believing they’re secretly healthy and paleo and vegan friendly!
This gluten free stuffing is moist and so packed with flavor, you would never know how easy it is to make! Perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday meal!
So creamy you will never guess it’s a healthy, vegan mac and cheese! Use butternut squash noodles to keep it gluten and grain free and only 6 ingredients!
These whole30 compliant cauliflower Alfredo vegan scalloped sweet potatoes are so rich and creamy you’ll never know that they’re under 200 calories, dairy free, paleo friendly and have hidden veggies! Healthy comfort food at its best!
Let the slow cooker do all the work for you this Thanksgiving with this quick and easy paleo healthy sweet potato casserole! You won’t even miss the marshmallows!
This apple raisin easy gluten free stuffing is made from a mixture of bread and cinnamon raisin bagels! It’s the perfect simple, healthy Thanksgiving side dish!
You’ll never believe this rich, creamy dairy free vegan green bean casserole is gluten free, paleo friendly and whole30 compliant! Perfect for a healthy Thanksgiving!
These salty-sweet superfood roasted Brussels sprouts are tender, crispy and have a surprise pomegranate crunch! They’re the perfect, paleo-friendly healthy Thanksgiving side!
These healthy stuffed sweet potatoes have a pecan pie filling and only require 6 ingredients! They’re the perfect sweet and savory, gluten free Thanksgiving side dish that’s paleo and vegan friendly!
This balsamic butternut squash salad features crispy bacon and a sweet and tangy maple glaze! It’s a healthy, paleo friendly side dish with only 5 ingredients!
These quick and easy, low carb cauliflower mashed potatoes only have 5 ingredients, 62 calories, 1 SmartPoint and use a secret ingredient to pack them with protein! They’re perfect for a healthy Thanksgiving!
These quick Paleo Maple Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes in Coconut Oil are sweet, spicy and so easy to make! A light and healthy Fall side that your family will love!
Paleo Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping is the best side dish for Thanksgiving! Whole30/vegan friendly and gluten/grain/dairy/egg/sugar free!
These Curried Savory Vegan Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a sweet and spicy spin on a holiday classic! So creamy you will never believe they are dairy, grain and gluten free and paleo/whole30 compliant!
This simple gluten free stuffing is made with spicy-sweet Moroccan flavors! It’s a healthy twist on a classic side dish that’s perfect for Thanksgiving!
These 4 ingredient Healthy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes are a vegan, gluten free and low carb side dish! They’re only 70 calories, 2 Smartpoints and are a great way to get kids to eat veggies!
This Healthy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Casserole is so rich and creamy, you will never believe it’s gluten free and paleo/vegan/whole30 compliant! Perfect for a healthy Thanksgiving!
These oven balsamic roasted brussels sprouts with Goat Cheese are tossed with balsamic reduction for a quick, easy and healthy side dish!
These quick and easy, 5 ingredient Maple Baked Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are a healthy, gluten free and paleo fall side dish!
This Cauliflower Low Carb Paleo Vegan Stuffing is made entirely from vegetables but has all the flavor of traditional stuffing! Whole30, gluten free and SO delicious!
This Easy Sautéed Fresh Green Beans Recipe with Crispy Prosciutto comes together in a snap! It’s only 4 ingredients, keto and paleo friendly!
These stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with cozy, spicy-sweet fall flavors and are SO easy to make! Gluten, grain and dairy free and whole30 compliant too!
This Dairy Free Simple Vegan Stuffing Recipe is loaded with fall flavors like pears, oranges, cranberries and cozy cinnamon! Easy, gluten free and tasty!
This Low Carb Keto Green Bean Casserole is an EASY, healthy remake of the classic side! No one will know it’s better for you! Dairy free option included!
This Keto Low Carb Riced Cauliflower Stuffing is an EASY healthy holiday side that tastes like comfort food, but you won’t miss the carbs! Paleo/whole30, only 150 calories and 3 SmartPoints!