Did you sign up to bring a side this year? Skip the usual mashed potatoes and check out these new or improved, reinvented Thanksgiving side dishes.
This is a list of 10 Thanksgiving side dishes is loaded with recipes that are all Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo and SCD Legal. All of the classics are included, from stuffing, to brussel sprouts, green bean casserole and mash! The recipes are from my site as well as some of my favourite healthy food blogs.
CAULIFLOWER STUFFING WITH PORK AND SAGE
This is a low-carb alternative to traditional grain free bread based stuffings. Roasted cauliflower is mixed with pork, celery, sage, mushrooms and pecans to create a healthy spin on my Grandmas delicious stuffing recipe. (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, SCD Legal, Whole30, Nut Free) See the recipe.
Roasted radishes are a low carb alternative to roast potatoes with a crisp outer layer and deliciously creamy center. (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, SCD Legal, Nut Free) See the recipe.
SHREDDED BRUSSELS SPROUT AND KALE SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE
Thanksgiving sides can be an endless line of filling hot dishes, so why not adding a refreshing salad to cut through all of the heaviness. This salad has a base of shredded brussels sprouts and kale and is topped with avocado, pomegranate seeds and a simple lemon vinaigrette. So fresh and so easy! (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, SCD Legal, Whole30, Nut Free) See the recipe.
ROASTED GARLIC AND CHIVE CAULIFLOWER MASH
Mashed potatoes are a staple of most Thanksgiving feasts, but they are normally packed with cream, butter and starchy potatoes. This spin on mashed potatoes is lightened up using mashed cauliflower, vegetable stock and a touch of olive oil. An entire head of roasted garlic is added in to give this side loads of yummy flavour. (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, SCD Legal, Nut Free) See the recipe.
HONEY GLAZED HASSELBACK BUTTERNUT SQUASH
A gorgeous side dish that is guaranteed to be a big hit with guests. The butternut squash is coated in a delicious mixture of honey, mustard sage and thyme and then cooked in the oven until perfectly tender. (Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, SCD Legal, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free) See the recipe.
CARAMELIZED BRUSSEL SPROUTS
For many people, boiled brussel sprouts are the bane of Thanksgiving dinner, they are bland and boring. This is an awesome way to add delicious flavour and crisp texture to the vegetable. To make this recipe SCD legal, swap the maple syrup for honey. (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, SCD Legal, Nut Free) See the recipe.
ROASTED CARROTS WITH MINT AND TAHINI SAUCE
This is a delicious spin on roasted carrots. They are baked in the oven and then topped with a lemon, tahini and mint sauce and sprinkled with hazelnuts for added crunch. (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, SCD Legal, Whole30) See the recipe.
STUFFED ACORN SQUASH WITH SAUSAGE, APPLES AND CRANBERRIES
Instead of stuffing a turkey, why not stuff a squash! In this delicious looking recipe, acorn squash are stuffed with a mixture of pork, cranberries, apple and lots of herbs and then baked in the oven. (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole30, SCD Legal) See the recipe.
CLEAN GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
This healthy spin on green bean casserole is made with caramelized onions, green beans, mushrooms and parsnip (which you can swap with cauliflower or rutabaga to make SCD Legal). (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, SCD Legal, Nut Free) See the recipe.
3-INGREDIENT CRANBERRY SAUCE
All you need is 3 simple ingredients to make this delicious cranberry sauce! Combine fresh cranberries, honey and orange juice in a pot and simmer for just 15 minutes and voila! (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, SCD Legal, Nut Free) See the recipe.
Carmen discovered the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (a diet free from grains, gluten, refined sugar, processed food, lactose and soya) after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease 2 years ago. She now lives symptom and medication free thanks to the diet. She created Every Last Bite to share healthy recipes and show people that no matter how restricting your diet, you can still enjoy delicious food.