Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 

  • By Premier Family Medical
  • 22 Nov, 2016
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and if you are still trying to decide which side dish will go perfectly with your turkey dinner, we have a few mouthwatering dishes that not only taste great but are good for you!  We found some healthy options for classic Thanksgiving dinner favorites. These healthy side dishes come from the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association so you know they are going to be good for you.

If you have a favorite healthy side dish you want to share, post it in the comments section below.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

As your friends and family arrive, try this Spinach Artichoke Dip  that is diabetes healthy.  This is a lite version of a traditional artichoke dip, but will set the stage for the rest of your dinner.  It makes a great appetizer with carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, sweet peppers, or whole-wheat crackers. 

Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a sweet potato dish that still tastes great, but without all the marshmallow?  Try this baked sweet potato and apples recipe.  The apples and cinnamon still give it the sweet flavor you crave, but without all the extra sugar.  Its a heart healthy dish from the American Heart Association.

Green Beans

Spice up your green beans this year with this roasted green beans in champagne vinaigrette from the American Diabetes Association.  Green beans are a great source of vitamin C, A, B6 and K.  They are also high in fiber and a good source of calcium, iron and potassium.  You can cut out some of the calories from a traditional green bean casserole and keep the great health benefits.

Mac and Cheese

Would you believe you can still do Mac and Cheese and have it be good for you?  What if we told you it also had bacon?  Well this heart healthy bacon mushroom mac and cheese is a delicious twist on a Thanksgiving favorite.  You can even make it fancy with corkscrew pasta!

Mashed Potatoes

Finally, what would Thanksgiving be without mashed potatoes?  To put a healthy spin on this Thanksgiving staple, try this easy half-mashed potatoes recipe.  You can cut some of the carbs by mixing in some mashed cauliflower.  You get the same volume, but less calories.  We know it sounds weird, but give it a try and see if you can taste the difference.

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