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Healthy Side Dishes for your Holiday Dinner

Holiday dinners can be dangerous because many of the dishes are laden with extra fat and calories that can sabotage your weight loss plan and throw your nutrition off track. Don’t let that happen this year with our list of healthy side dishes that will have your guests begging for seconds of these tasty recipes!

Cauliflower Biscuits

Who doesn’t love a biscuit with their turkey meal? Well keep it on the low carb side with these scrumptious cauliflower biscuits. Always a favorite, these yummy biscuits are full of cauliflower which has tons of health benefits. Cauliflower packs a powerful nutritional punch with loads of fiber, it helps detoxify the blood and liver, all while helping to lower cholesterol. Sounds like it’s good for everyone at the table!


Broccoli Salad

Sneaking in greens is hard, but with this super flavorful broccoli salad, you won’t have to worry about having leftovers of this dish! Besides helping to curb overeating, which is something we all need at this time of year, broccoli is good for boosting your immune system and helps ward off colds. This is especially helpful at this time of year when it seems like everyone is sneezing and coughing! Serve this tasty dish for a plate full of nutrients that everyone can enjoy.

Cranberry Pecan Pear Salad

This colorful salad has some of our fall superfoods: cranberries and pears. Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants while helping with any kidney problems. The pears are chock full of fiber, which makes you feel full and less likely to binge on holiday sweets. And don’t fear the pecans, which often get a bad rap because of fatty desserts! These nuts are full of nutrients like magnesium and zinc, which help reduce heart ailments. We promise you, you’ll want to make this salad long after the holidays are over because it’s so tasty and good for you, too!


Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Sub out fattening mashed potatoes that are usually overloaded with butter and heavy cream and opt for this healthy side instead. You’ve just read about all the benefits of cauliflower, but how about that fragrant garlic? Well it’s also good for warding off the colds, coughs, and sneezes this season, and it also helps regulate blood pressure levels. This tasty side dish will definitely have your guests asking for a second helping!

Roasted Butternut Squash

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are definitely a fall superfood since they help to prevent many types of cancer like colon, lung, and prostate cancers. But beyond that, they’re also a great source of folic acid which is great for pregnant women. And this dish is super tasty with the feta cheese for extra flavor without the added fat calories. Anyone who didn’t love brussel sprouts before tasting this yummy dish will definitely be asking you for the recipe!

Whatever you choose to serve at your holiday meal, don’t forget to focus on what matters: friends, family, good health, and great memories. We’re sure that with these recipes, you’ll feel great and be able to truly enjoy the holiday season!


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