3 Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Side Ideas

Whether you are trying to be healthier in time for your New Year’s goals or you’re simply maintaining your health and want to promote a healthy lifestyle for those around you, cheers to you! Good health is always something to be proud of and today, I am going to show you 3 different Thanksgiving meal/side ideas that will make you feel less guilty or sick from being so full!

The Classic Caesar Salad… with a twist!

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Want to spice up your typical caesar salad that you usually have for lunch? Here is a good recipe to do so! A salad is always a great idea to bring to a dinner/party if you are trying to be healthy or have healthier options available for those around you, and everybody wins from this! Salads carry a large amount of nutrients and minerals for the body. Therefore, if you are trying to teach your loved ones about conscious food decisions during the holiday time, this is a great way to do so! 

Ditch the potato salad or mashed potatoes… go for the sweet potatoes!

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Potatoes are great, right? Everyone loves potatoes, whether it’s during Thanksgiving as a potato salad or in your In-N-Out fries. We usually don’t think of potatoes as unhealthy food items, unless they’re being cooked in an unhealthy way. But, what about sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes are extremely potent in vitamins B and C and can serve as excellent substitutes for your regular brown potatoes during this holiday season! If we are ingesting carbohydrates already, why not make them naturally sweeter and more nutritious? It’s a win-win situation! 

Roasted Cauliflower Florets

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Cauliflowers, broccoli, beets, and cabbage are all vegetables that are a part of the cruciferous vegetable group, which is the group of vegetables that is the best to consume when eliminating free radicals from your body and reducing the risk of cancer. So, what is not to love about these little florets of magic? Here is a great recipe to make them taste amazing and likewise, do amazing things for your body!