If you want to go all out for Thanksgiving but still want to keep things healthy and nutritious, look no further! We have seven amazing options that will keep you on track despite the food-heavy holiday!
Rachael likens the flavor of this healthy dish to lasagna, yum! She starts with two roasted spaghetti squashes, and shreds the insides with a fork. She mixes up some ricotta, spinach, egg and Parmigiano Reggiano, adds the squash, combines, then puts in a casserole dish. She tops with mozzarella cheese and bakes. That’s it!
Valerie cooks cauliflower in salted water, then purees with parsley, dill, Greek yogurt, butter and garlic. She garnishes with parmesan cheese, then serves. Yum!
Valerie blanches her green beans until they turn a vibrant green, then tosses them with a shallot and red wine vinegar dressing. Whether you serve it warm or cold, it will be equally delicious!
You’d never guess by tasting them, but Graham’s “mashed potatoes” are actually cannellini beans! He cooks them with onions, garlic and saffron for a rich, subtly exotic flavor.
This is a stuffing with no bread that works for those who follow a gluten-free or Paleo diet. Rach starts the stuffing like she would if she was making it with bread, by sauteeing celery, onion, apple and herbs, but adds roasted squash instead of bread at the end, and adds an onion glaze at the end for added flavor.
For another bread-free stuffing option, try Graham’s rice stuffing, which features cranberries and chestnuts for a truly festive feel.
For this flavor-packed casserole, Graham roasts mushrooms to develop rich flavor so that you don’t need all that cream. He also crisps some sliced shallots in the oven to replace the fried onions. Brilliant and so tasty!
What’s your favorite healthy side? Share below, and watch Rach make her delicious squash stuffing fake-out below!