Keep your Thanksgiving sides on the lighter side this year if you’re trying to avoid the inevitable post-Thanksgiving meal nap. These Thanksgiving side dishes are not only light and healthy, but filled with lots of flavor that will make you forget all about those heavy, cheese-coated scalloped potatoes.
Honey Garlic Roasted CarrotsPhoto and recipe courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings
These sweet and savory carrots will be hard to put down. Watch the full dish pass around the table only to return completely empty. Plus, this Thanksgiving side dish is easy, peasy to make, especially for those who don’t delve into the kitchen much or don’t have a lot of time to prepare. Get the recipe here.
Roasted Green Beans and MushroomsPhoto and recipe courtesy of Plain Chicken
This Thanksgiving side is easier than pie–and healthier. Requiring just two main ingredients, plus some spices, oil and vinegar makes this side dish perfect for a last-minute dish. Get the recipe here.
Parmesan Brussels SproutsPhoto and recipe courtesy of Living Rich with Coupons
If you want a healthy, light side dish but still love a little cheese, then these parmesan brussels sprouts are your happy medium. They’ll satisfy your cheesy craving and you’ll still have room for a little Thanksgiving dessert. Get the recipe here.