Cut the carbs, not the flavor.
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Walnut, Kale, and Quinoa Stuffing
There's no bread (or gluten) in this twist on classic Thanksgiving stuffing, but it's still loaded with all of fall's best flavors like thyme, sage, and cinnamon. Get the recipe.
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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans, and Bacon
If you don't believe vegetables can feel indulgent, just try this one-skillet recipe. Get the recipe.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Sounds
Your Aunt Beth's sweet potato and marshmallow casserole is loaded sugar. Opt for this better-for-you starchy side dish that's still guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
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Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries, and Kale
Make these as a hearty Thanksgiving side dish, and then keep them in the dinner rotation for any meatless Monday. Get the recipe.
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Baked Cauliflower with Pomegranate Seeds and Thyme
This crispy baked cauliflower—a lighter swap for stuffing— is packed with onions, carrots, celery, rosemary, sage, and thyme. Get the recipe.
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Vegetarian Mushroom, Garlic, and Onion Gravy
Your Thanksgiving table would feel empty without some homemade gravy. Try this vegetarian version that's made with a decadent mushroom sauce. Get the recipe.
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Savory Sweet Potato Muffins
This recipe tastes a little bit like baked sweet potatoes and cornbread had a baby. And even though they're dairy-free, they still taste impossibly buttery. Get the recipe.
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Cauliflower Rice Stuffing
Start with riced cauliflower, which you can buy pre-riced to save yourself time on Thanksgiving. Sauté it in a skillet with celery, onion, garlic, mushroom, and pecans for a lightened-up take on the holiday staple. Get the recipe.
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Mashed Carrots with Orange and Mint
If you're trying to cut out some starchy dishes at your Thanksgiving table, these creamy mashed carrots make a convincing (and tasty) substitute for sweet potatoes. Get the recipe.
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Mashed Potato Puffs
These perfectly portioned potato puffs are actually super easy to make. Just combine mashed potatoes with beaten eggs, chives, cheese, and bacon (optional), then bake them in muffin tins for 30 minutes. Get the recipe.
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Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese
These whole roasted carrots taste more like candy than vegetables. They're baked until melt-in-your-mouth perfection and garnished with a sweet and tangy mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, pepper, thyme, and goat cheese. Get the recipe.
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Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans
Lose any boring salad recipe you've ever tried in favor of this seasonal dish, which contains all of fall's best flavors in one colorful bowl. Get the recipe.
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Sweet Potato Gratin
Almond milk takes the place of heavy cream in this sweet and savory potato side dish. Get the recipe.
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Coconut Creamed Spinach
Decadent coconut cream takes the place of dairy in this crowd-pleasing veggie dish. Get the recipe.
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Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad
Kale, quinoa, sweet potato, and pomegranate get a flavor boost from a tangy orange dressing in this festive, seasonal side dish. Get the recipe.
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