Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Sides!

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Spice up your Thanksgiving sides!

Ok, so you’ve got the apples, the carrots, the bread, and the bird – what’s next? We know that every family comes equipped with a unique set of taste buds, so we’ve got a few extra side-dish recipes up our sleeves to share with you! We’ll be featuring a few healthy food all-stars: peas, avocado, kale, corn, pomegranates, and Brussels sprouts. Spice up your Thanksgiving sides and add some color to your table!

First on our list  is our Cheesy Corn Casserole which is a recipe makeover! Lesley’s mom made this every Thanksgiving when she was a child so she was excited about this lightened up version of her favorite holiday side that is just delicious and deceptively decadent. Loved by kids and adults!

But, what’s the secret superstar in this dish? You’ll never guess – PUMPKIN! 

Cheesy Corn Casserole

Did you know that Brussels sprouts are a great source of Vitamin C? A ½ cup serving contains almost all of your daily needs of this immune-boosting vitamin! So, pack in your Vitamin C with our Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms side dish.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms

Peas seems like such the typical everyday dish that you may not think to serve them on a special holiday like Thanksgiving. But not our jazzed up Peas and Prosciutto side dish! The prosciutto adds a touch of class and lots of flavor while still making it
super kid-friendly.

Peas and Proscuitto

And last but not least…Worried that a salad won’t be filling enough to add to your Thanksgiving table? Not our Kale Salad with Pomegranates, Pears and Avocado! Featuring antioxidant rich pomegranates, fiber-loaded pears, and the healthy fats in avocado; this salad will not disappoint.

Kale Salad with Pomegranate Pear and Avocado

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Spice up your Thanksgiving sides with one of these easy crowd-pleaser recipes

Our dietetic intern, Kim Baltenberger, contributed to this post. She was born and raised in the Deep South – a place that bred both her love of nutrition and her affection for home-grown ingredients. Her motto: you’re never too full for chocolate. She is currently completing her internship at Southern Regional Hospital. Connect with her at www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlybaltenberger.

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