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11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These side dishes will make your meal unforgettable.

Chickpeas and couscous combine to give this low-calorie dish a high protein score.

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Mashed potatoes take a colorful and nutritious twist when mixed with phytochemical-and vitamin-rich broccoli.

A tangy, homemade dressing nearly steals the show from the crisp-tender asparagus.

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Baked ‘fries’ are the way to go when you’re cutting back on fat. These baked sweet potato sticks are so flavorful, you’ll never know the difference.

Here’s an attractive and fun way to serve small winter squashes-filled with a mixture of wild and white rice, chestnuts, dried cranberries, and mozzarella cheese.

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Use a half-and-half combination of butter and oil to maintain rich flavor while cutting back on the saturated fat that could hurt your heart. Rent these helpful items for a stress-free Thanksgiving. 

Get the Twice-Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe

Bits of fresh tomato add antioxidant power to these easy drop biscuits. Yogurt puts calcium in every bite.

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This wonderful winter salad is loaded with fiber.

Get the Spinach, Sweet Potato, and Shiitake Salad recipe

Humble little legumes, all dressed up for dinner.

Get the Warm Lentil and Roasted Pepper Salad recipe

This version of a versatile favorite overflows with flavor.

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