Whether you’re attending Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house or heading to the next door neighbors, showing up empty-handed is simply unacceptable. The host has cleaning, decorating and baking to complete, and you should help out however you can. Usually that means bringing a side dish, and while turkey may be the star of the meal, that doesn’t mean side dishes aren’t everyone’s favorite part of the day. Here are a few tried and true recipes to help you fill those Thanksgiving plates with healthy, fresh options everyone will love.
Whether you have days to prep or just a few minutes of crunch time left, there’s no need to worry. These festive Thanksgiving recipes will make you look like a master chef, leaving you with plenty of time to socialize, shop and watch some football.
The stuffing is everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish, so make it flavorful and healthy. Try incorporating sourdough bread and combine it with sausage, apples and sage to give it a fall flair that beckons for seconds.
Nothing says autumn like a beautifully cooked butternut squash. Serve it in a soup or stuff it with quinoa and mushrooms for a sweet, savory filling. Even the kids will love this healthy dish.
There’s nothing like the taste of fresh, crisp sprouts. Make them even tastier by roasting them with a little bacon and caramelizing them to delicious perfection.
This is one of the easiest Thanksgiving side dishes ever, and it tastes divine! In fact, it’s almost guaranteed to be completely gone by the end of the day. Melt some butter in a pan with baby carrots, honey, a touch of sugar, and some fresh herbs. Cook over low-medium heat for about 15 minutes.
Create lasting memories this Thanksgiving by filling everyone’s plates with delicious, healthy side dishes. If you need any ideas for personalized host gifts or games to play while the turkey is roasting, check out more from Shutterfly. Have a happy turkey day!