Your Thanksgiving feast should be rich in flavor, not in fat. Try some of these easy-to-make, healthy-to-eat sides that are sure to make your guests thankful for a delicious meal.

Creamed Cauliflower

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This easy creamed cauliflower recipe will quickly become one of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes. It’s so creamy, light and fluffy; you’ll skip the mashed potatoes.

Green Beans with Shallots

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Crispy green beans and roasted shallots are the perfect trimmings for your turkey. Pair this easy-to-make side dish with meat or poultry any time of the year.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry sauce isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore! This simple homemade cranberry sauce is a flavorful, fresh topping for turkey and a healthy condiment for sandwiches.

Additional Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Rounding out your Thanksgiving spread with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to give your guests something crunchy and low-calorie to enjoy. Use cut veggies for dips, add a green salad or fruit platter, and dress your sandwiches or subs with lots of veggie toppings.

Remember to stay hydrated with non-calorie beverages, like water or unsweetened iced tea. If you’re enjoying an alcoholic beverage or brew, keep in mind that these contribute calories and reduce both your blood sugar and your inhibitions. Meaning, you might find yourself tempted to snack more.

Integrating healthy food into your holiday gathering doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. Start by trying our these healthy recipes and keep our healthy hints in mind for a well-balanced party menu.