10 Healthiest Thanksgiving Sides

These unbelievably delicious Thanksgiving sides all have fewer than 250 calories per serving.
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These Thanksgiving sides all have fewer than 250 calories per serving and will get the attention and admiration of everyone at your table because they’re so unbelievably delicious. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Squash

Yummy slices of winter squash topped with maple syrup and a touch of lemon juice.

Recipe: Lemon Maple Squash (pictured above)
Stuffing

Traditional stuffing recipes can easily have 400-500 calories per servings. Sandra uses fresh mushrooms with herbs and spices to bring out the flavor and not your waistline.

Green Bean Casserole

Ellie’s recipe calls for all fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s topped with deliciously crunchy shallots.

Sweet Potatoes

The sweet goodness of sweet potatoes flavored with orange zest and smoky bacon will make your mouth water.

Quinoa

Make room for this protein-packed grain on your Thanksgiving table. The fresh flavors of raisins, pine nuts, lemon juice and parsley make it shine.

Potato Au Gratin

Potatoes + cheese = heaven.

Brussels Sprouts

Nothing beats simple and delicious—Ina does it so well in this recipe.

Spinach

The trick to this decadent creamed spinach is a combo of low-fat milk and chicken broth.

Recipe: Creamed Spinach
Carrots

Another easy recipe bursting with goodness—5 minutes to prep and let the oven do the rest.

Green Beans

The Neelys make a mean green bean side—no need to tell your guests it’s 120 calories per serving!

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