Everyone has their favorite turkey recipe, but have you decided on your Thanksgiving side dishes this year? Mix it up and include more vegetables in creative ways with these healthy vegan and gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes created by registered dietitians!
These recipes aren’t only loaded with seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit, they’re sure to impress your guests with their decadent flavors and gorgeous presentation.
These Roasted Winter Vegetables can be pre-sliced and diced so you can quickly toss them with some olive oil, herbs and sea salt and throw them in the oven.
Pick up some creamy and delicious buttercup squash (like butternut squash on steroids) and add beets, fennel and parsnips for a simple but beautiful side dish everyone will love!
This Super Easy Butternut Squash Soup only requires 2 ingredients and some water and 15 minutes of your time. You can make it ahead and reheat on the day for a fuss-free Thanksgiving starter.
To decorate your soup with these beautiful white patterns, add small dollops of coconut yogurt or use a drizzle of almond milk to decorate your bowl. Add a sprinkle of red chili flakes and fresh parsley and your quick and easy soup is elevated to Instagram-ready!
Wild Blueberry and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
This gorgeous Wild Blueberry and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad from dietitian Meri Raffetto of Real Living Nutrition is packed with antioxidants and fiber for a healthy start to your Thanksgiving meal.
Wild blueberries have double the antioxidant content of other blueberries. They aren’t available this time of year, but no worries… frozen wild blueberries will work perfectly! Simply defrost before adding to your salad. Any juices from the berries can be incorporated into your salad dressing for extra natural sweetness and nutrition!
To make this salad vegan, leave out the cheese and sub maple syrup for the honey in the salad dressing.
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf
These “Cheesy” Sage Roasted Brussels Sprouts are so crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. The roasting process takes away any sulphur/cabbage smell and gives these sprouts a caramelized hint of sweetness.
Add some sage for a wintery festive aroma and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a vegan substitute for parmesan cheese!
Pesto Spaghetti Squash Bake
Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash
Cranberry Apple Compote