Healthy and Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Healthy and Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Looking for healthy and easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes? There are so many delicious options to serve without the added guilt about all those extra calories from some traditional side dishes. Below are several of my own favorites to help with your healthy menu planning.   Just simply serving turkey along with any of these will leave you super satisfied!Click to Continue Reading

Roasted Butternut Squash

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Simple roasted butternut squash with just a little oil and cinnamon.  The perfect healthy side, packed with nutrients. to add to your Fall dinners. Butternut Squash is another staple making it into our meal planning lately. I used to be very intimidated by those “other” squashes in the produce department. By “other” I mean anything other thanClick to Continue Reading

Baked Brown Sugar Cinnamon Acorn Squash

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Mouthwatering Baked Brown Sugar Cinnamon Acorn Squash.  A simple side dish your whole family will love.   I love all kinds of squash.  Yellow squash, zucchini squash, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, you name it.  But for some reason I have never made acorn squash. I knew it was going to be somewhat similar to making butternutClick to Continue Reading

Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

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These fantastic low carb Portobello Mushroom Pizzas will leave you drooling. Add any other of your favorite toppings! In May, I discovered how much I love roasting portobello mushrooms the in oven and making an awesome Roasted Portobello Sandwich. Over the Summer my husband and I fell in love with grilling portobello mushrooms to go alongClick to Continue Reading

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts will change the way you think about this veggie. They are loaded with sweet nutty flavor for a wonderful, extremely healthy side dish! I am really not sure when my love of Brussel sprouts began. I absolutely know that I never had them when I was growing up. They were aClick to Continue Reading

Dirty Brown Rice with Vegetables

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This Dirty Brown Rice with Vegetables is packed with flavor!  A meal in itself with the added ground turkey as well.  A fabulous healthy lunch idea for the whole week! Whew, it’s Monday already!  We spent last week hiking around Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.  It’s been an annual end of summer camping tradition forClick to Continue Reading

Baked Margarita Spaghetti Squash

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This Baked Margarita Spaghetti Squash is not only extremely healthy, it’s gluten free as well! Try it with some baked or grilled chicken for a fabulous meal choice! Ever since I made this Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash, I have had a new love in my life.   I’m kind of embarrassed to say that that wasClick to Continue Reading

Spicy Asian Zucchini

Spicy Asian Zucchini

Simple but full of flavor, this Spicy Asian Zucchini is another wonderful, healthy side dish for you to try   It’s ready in under 10 minutes too! Zucchini? Check Easy? Check! Amazing flavor? Double Check!! I love finding new ways to cook zucchini. Especially this time of year when it is so plentiful at theClick to Continue Reading

Roasted Carrots

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These Roasted Carrots are a fabulously simple and quick way to a another healthy side to any meal.   It feels so wonderful to make a quick dish that turns out so fantastic.  These roasted carrots are that dish!  It leaves you wishing you made a double batch.  My husband was picking them off the baking sheetClick to Continue Reading

Chickpea Corn Salad

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This Chickpea Corn Salad is loaded with delicious fresh ingredients. The flavors from roasted pecans, cilantro, and feta leaves everyone wanting more. I cooked up a batch of dry chickpeas last week again to make some more roasted chickpeas for our camping trip. I had a few cups left over so I decided to makeClick to Continue Reading