NUTRITION: NO REGRETS THANKSGIVING

 Turkey — Roy Lichtenstein

Turkey — Roy Lichtenstein

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to be agonizing. You can make it stress free by trying some of my favorite side dishes below. They're great and healthy versions of classic dishes that we all love. Vegan cauliflower "mashed potatoes" are low-carb and guilt free! The detox salad is a perfect combination of dense greens with healthy fat and antioxidants! The roasted brussels sprouts are a CLASSIC but always worth mentioning since the preparation is so easy. Last but not least, the major carbs we die over:

BISCUITS! BREAD! and PIE!


Ingredients

via A Sweet Pea Chef


Ingredients

  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 2 1/2 cups of roughly cut cauliflower florets
  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

A small food processor and glass bowl with lid are helpful tools for this recipe.

via Food52.com & Whole Foods


Ingredients

  • 1 pint brussels sprouts (about a pound)
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to coat bottom of pan
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

A cast iron skillet is a helpful tool for this recipe.

via Mark Bittman and the NYTimes


Ingredients

via Whole Foods Market


Ingredients

via My New Roots


Ingredients

via Elana's Pantry