It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is literally just a couple months away. I know what you must be thinking…”Can't we get through Halloween first before starting to plan out our Thanksgiving day menu?” Sadly, the answer is no. With all the abundance of holiday recipes out there, it can take a while to filter through them all to find the ones that are perfect for you, your family, and everyone's taste buds. This Thanksgiving, I decided that I'm focusing on adding a few healthy Thanksgiving sides to our dinner table, so I've taken it upon myself to give you sneak peek into some options that we “might” or “might not” be having this year.
If you're on the hunt for Healthy Thanksgiving Sides like I am, here is a great list to help get you started!
Healthy Thanksgiving Sides for your Holiday Table
It's no secret that the side dishes at Thanksgiving really do steal the show. Don't get me wrong…turkey is great and all, but those sides? Outta this world. I can't seem to find enough room on my plate to make them all fit during the first trip. This is why I'm hunting for some healthier options so I don't feel as guilty going back for trip 2 and trip 3!
Keep in mind that it really is possible to take the majority of Thanksgiving side recipes and add some sort of healthy spin to them. Sugar can be substituted with honey or a sugar alternative, and most flours and other ingredients can be swapped out to be gluten-free. If you can't have the breading (or don't want it) try to find things that have a crunch that you can swap out instead.
If you follow the Whole 30 or the Paleo diet, you know your limitations and you know them well. If you are craving a side dish but it's “off limits”, alter the recipe a bit so that you can eat it! Remember, where there's a will, there's a way!