I know the holidays aren’t necessarily the time to think about Healthy Side Dishes,
but I do like to have a few options for those on special diets. We always celebrate Thanksgiving in the desert with my mom, and she loves to put on a big spread with lots of choices. We always have a gluten free option for the stuffing, and a low carb version of mashed potatoes, in addition to regular potatoes. And of course, there will be plenty of vegetables!
So, with Thanksgiving just a few days away, here are 18 healthy side dishes from all around the world. You’ll find some vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, low-carb and gluten free dishes to help round out your holiday menu. Enjoy!
Get the recipe for: Simple Roasted Fall Vegetables.
Get the recipe for: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes and Parmesan.
Get the recipe for: Garlic Green Beans.
These Classic Stuffed Mushrooms can double as both side dish and appetizer!
Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad with a tangy maple balsamic dressing.
Get the recipe for: Autumn Kale Salad with Roasted Cauliflower and Apple.
Sweet Potato Mash with Browned Butter and Sage is just 3 ingredients, but has lots of flavor!
Sautéed Rapini is a delicious classic Italian side dish.
Get the recipe for: Balsamic Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables.
How cool are these On-the-Stalk Roasted Brussels Sprouts?
This Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries, Apricots and Avocado would be a nice gluten free or vegetarian option to stuffing.
Another great salad is Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries, Pepitas and Parmesan.
Love this simple, but delicious looking Rosemary Roasted Hasselback Potatoes.
Get the recipe for: Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic.
Fresh and crunchy Kale, Radicchio and Currant Salad with Lemon Dressing.
Cauliflower Parsnip Puree with a Kick, is not only gluten free and low carb, it’s also dairy free.
These Cheesy Kale and Cauliflower Fritters are low-carb and gluten free.
Get the recipe for: Cumin Spiced Roasted Potatoes with Goat Cheese Remoulade.
I hope you’ve found something new and interesting in this collection of Healthy Side Dishes. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and healthy holiday! Cynthia
Christina | Christina's Cucina says
I think the least we should do is have some healthy side dishes on holidays like Thanksgiving! These are all so delicious, too! Thanks for rounding them up and including my rapini!
I agree! I think there are a lot of people who like to have healthy dishes or gluten free options!
Thanks for including me! Pinning!
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons says
These look PHENOM! Thanks so much for including me!! <3 Sharing!
Thank you Jenn!
What a great roundup of healthy sidedishes. I’m always on the look out for gluten free sides! Thanks for sharing 🙂
GiGi Eats says
THOSE ON A STALK Brussels Sprouts = ARE CALLING TO ME!