I am pretty sure it is safe to assume we all love everything about Thanksgiving. We enjoy opening up our home and cooking a delicious meal that will impress our family and friends. What if you could be the hostess with the mostess AND offer food that doesn’t lead to guilt and regret? I wanted to share a few healthy thanksgiving sides I have come across that will have people wanting seconds.

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

You’ll have a beautiful table full of healthy dishes to share …

Cooking healthy dishes this Thanksgiving not only is a healthier option, but it shows your family and friends you care about them. It shows that you were intentionally looking for ways to make sure they were getting the very best out of their meal.

These recipes are a combination of vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, lectin-free, and paleo-friendly so basically, something for everyone!

Sauteed Kale and Brussel Sprouts

kale and brussel spouts


  • Juice from 2 Lemons
  • 5 cups Shredded Kale
  • 5 cups sliced Brussel Sprouts
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil


Start off by heating the avocado oil in a saucepan. Add brussels and kale. Sautee greens until tinder. Sprinkle with the desired amount of salt and pepper. Add lemon juice and stir. THAT’S IT! Easy breezy!

Garlic Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 bunches leave chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium broth or vegetable broth or bone broth
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese optional


Sauté chard in a large skillet with olive oil. Once it is wilted, add broth. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. Clean the skillet and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until they are softened. Next, add in the chard and chickpeas. Then add lemon juice on top and season with salt and pepper. Add cheese then serve

Here are a few more healthy recipes from our friends!


Funny Love
Tree Hugger In Heels
Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen
Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen
Living On Roots

Sweet Potatoe Casserole:


Fashion Faith Food

Sweet Potatoes With Roasted Almonds and Coconut:


Sweet Potatoes
Fashion Faith Food

We would love to hear from you! Which recipe are you excited to try? Leave a comment below!

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes


  1. What a beautiful collection of recipes! I love how colorful they are. The thanksgiving of my childhood was very beige. I would love to have pretty colored cauliflower, and those roasted chick peas seriously look like my jam.

    I didn’t know there were so many healthy recipes we could add into our Thanksgiving so we feel less terrible about ourselves the next day. 🙂

  2. So many great recipes!! I can’t wait to try the kale and Brussels sprouts! Thank you!!

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  6. Thanks for this awesome list of healthy recipes. I always blow my diet around the holidays and now I don’t have to!

    • Optimized Reply

      HI! Please let me know if you try any. I would love to know what you think !

    • Optimized Reply

      Those are my favorite!! Let me know what you think!

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