6 Healthy Vegetarian-Friendly Sides You’ll Want to Dig Into This Thanksgiving

You won’t need to worry about your waistline with these healthy dishes.

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Food Network's Wild Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash For Vegan and Vegetarian Thanksgiving as seen on Food Network

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If you’re looking for a less extreme way to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast without feeling too guilty, fret not! Adding one or more of these healthy side dishes to your menu is an easy and guilt-free way to enjoy your meal, while simultaneously watching your waistline. Plus, their lower calorie count makes it totally okay for you to take seconds, or thirds.

You'll get two sides in one with this beautiful dish. Each squash is filled with a hearty mix of wild rice, walnuts and dried cherries, and seasoned with cayenne, curry powder and cinnamon, to give you a quintessential fall bite.

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Not only is this spicy carrot dish completely delicious, it'll also instantly brighten up your Thanksgiving table.

Food Network's Vegan Scalloped Potatoes For Vegan and Vegetarian Thanksgiving as seen on Food Network

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If you love the creaminess of mashed potatoes, but don't care all that much for the extra calories packed inside, this dairy-free side is for you. Plus, it's a great way to add tofu to your Thanksgiving rotation, without needing to buy tofurky.

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Everything's better with a side of bread, especially when that bread is made up of flaky layers of pumpkin and cheese. You can also make and freeze these biscuits one month ahead of Thanksgiving and reheat them day-of to automatically check one thing off your to-do list.

Food Network Kitchen's Whole Roasted Mustard Parmesan Cauliflower For Vegan & Vegetarian Thanksgiving as seen on Food Network

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Fair warning: This stunning Dijon-infused head of cauliflower is sure to steal all the attention away from your turkey.

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If you’re looking for an excuse to add a dish full of bubbly macaroni and cheese to your menu, this low-fat version is chocked-full of good-for-you ones.

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