25 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

25 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

25 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Y’all know I have no problem with eating our delicious full fat, comfort foods once in a while. On a holiday, we are definitely allowed one day to indulge. As long as we follow the one GUILT FREE rule, that is! 😉

But sometimes it’s nice to try out some healthier options for sides! I mean, many times they DO taste just as good. Right?

I was actually banned by my sisters from making any healthy substitutions last year—apparently they had little faith I could pull off anything remotely close to the ‘real thing.’ This year for the holidays, I’m gonna do it anyway. YUP! Maybe not with everything, but I’ll definitely pull a few different options out of the kitchen that I am SURE everyone will love—and devour.

If you need some ideas for healthier options, or you just want to try something different, then I am here the rescue! I’ve got a round-up of 25 different recipes you can try out—all Slim Sanity approved.


Herb Roasted Turkey

1. Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast via Barefoot Contessa

2. Easy Oven-Roasted Turkey via Peas and Crayons

Side dishes


Garlic Mashed Potatoes

3. Easiest Garlic Mashed Potatoes via Pinch of Yum

4. Perfect Mashed Sweet Potatoes via Can You Stay For Dinner

5. Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes via Buns in my Oven


Lightened Up Stuffing

6. Lightened Up Stuffing via Skinnytaste

7. Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing via The Lean Green Bean


Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and quinoa is the perfect healthy side dish to pair with chicken or steak, and comes together in less than 25 minutes for dinner! | slimsanity.com

8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Quinoa

9. Skinny Green Bean Casserole via Give Recipe

10. Broccoli Quinoa Casserole via Eat Good 4 Life

11. Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Casserole via Yummy Healthy Easy

12. Roasted Cauliflower

13. Zucchini and Onion Au Gratin via Cooking Light

14. Honey Roasted Carrots

15. Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash via HeartBeet Kitchen

16. Clean Green Bean Casserole with Parmesan Crumb Topping via iFood Real


Greek Yogurt Dinner Rolls

17. Greek Yogurt Dinner Rolls via The Lean Green Bean

18. Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls via Texanerin Baking

Cranberry Sauce

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

19. Crockpot Cranberry Sauce via Peas and Crayons – trust me, this is the only cranberry sauce you should EVER make!


This fresh basil spread is a healthy snack choice to serve at your next party or to pack in your lunches for the week! Serve with your favorite bread, crackers or veggies. | slimsanity.com

20. Fresh Basil Spread

21. Mini Pesto Bruschetta Cups

22. Bacon and Cream Cheese Wrapped Asparagus via High Heels and Grills



23. Paleo Pumpkin Pie via The Healthy Maven

24. Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie via The Gracious Pantry

25. Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie via Chocolate Covered Katie

Want more ideas? Visit my Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes board!

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