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8 Exciting Veggies Sides to Serve on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you're like us, you're still planning your dinner menu. Each year, we're looking for exciting ways to reinvent the traditional Thanksgiving spread. Our friends at Fab Fit Fun have created a festive list of twists on the classics. Bon apetit! 

From Our Friends at Fab Fit Fun: 

It’s almost Thanksgiving time again and you’ve got plenty of parties and gatherings to give thanks at this year. If you’re looking to steal the show at a friendly potluck or family dinner, we’re here to help!

While everyone is making pumpkin pies and a turkey for the feast, we think you should focus on some healthy greens and veggies. It’s your turn to stand out with these fun, delicious veggie sides that could win you a prize for best dish!


Swiss Chard with Crisp Apples

Some people might find Swiss chard to be too bitter. But this recipe pairs the greens with crisp apples to make for a sweeter bite! Plus, the recipe is fat-free and vegan for all your hip friends looking for a healthier side from mashed potatoes.



Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli

OK we know the words “brussels sprouts” might immediately turn some people away. However, this is one side dish you’ll have to try for yourself. Roasting the brussels sprouts makes you forget spitting them out as a child. Plus, the paired sriracha aioli will leave your friends begging you to bring this side dish to their Christmas party!



Grilled Kale Salad with Beets, Figs, and Ricotta

You can’t go wrong with this recipe; the title alone says it all! Grilled kale is always a fun way to mix up this green, especially when making a salad solely with kale. Adding beets, figs, and ricotta makes this feel and taste like the perfect fall dish for Thanksgiving.




Butternut Squash Salad

This is another great veggie salad side dish that’s sure to be a hit! Butternut squash is always a fun, secret ingredient to delight your taste buds. This recipe pairs the vegetable with a brown, wild rice blend, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. Mmmm, doesn’t that just sound delicious!?



Baked Sweet Potato Side Dish

Get a little creative with this recipe. It’s super easy: all you really need are a bunch of small-sized sweet potatoes. These will look super cute on a pretty plate. Plus, the maple sour cream is sure to satisfy your guests. Besides, you can’t go wrong with a Martha Stewart recipe!



Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

Talk about a sweet and savory dish. This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free for all your super healthy friends. It’s simple, yet full of flavor and sure to be a showstopper at any potluck.




Honey-Glazed Carrots

Yet another Martha Stewart recipe that’s sure to be a hit. Any time carrots are glazed, we drool. Add honey and these veggies are dressed up to perfection.



Skillet Green Beans

This is a pretty simple recipe, but it has a big flavor that tastes great! This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo friendly, so friends on any diet can enjoy. It’s the perfect healthy and quick side dish if you’re in a rush, but it’s sure to be a huge hit at the party. You can always add almond slices or Parmesan to kick things up a notch!


Images Via: Martha Stewart, Eat Your Books, Healthy Seasonal Recipes, Five and Spice, Fat Free Vegan, & Damn Delicious

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