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30+ Healthy Holiday Side Dishes Your Family Will Love

Okay, if you had told me a few years ago I would be contemplating using almond flour and cauliflower in place of traditional foods for healthy holiday side dishes I would have called you crazy. Shhhh, don’t tell my family, but I am planning our holiday meals using some of these healthy recipes.


healthy holiday side dishes your family will love


Holiday meals are so much fun with family coming from out of town, or even just across town. Now that we are living in NC again closer to most of our family, our holiday meals will be shared with a variety of family members. Some healthy, some who aren’t concerned about eating healthy.

It’s important to me to serve food everyone will like, even the healthy dishes.

I asked some friends for their best healthy holiday side dishes to share with you. They didn’t disappoint. Any and all of these recipes are great for healthy side dishes for turkey, ham or whatever you choose.

Whether you choose to use some or all healthy holiday side dishes for your holiday meal, we have your back.

Go ahead, scroll through the holiday recipes below and plan your side dishes today!

Healthy Holiday Side Dishes


A Super Simple Sweet Potato Casserole – 24 Carrot Kitchen 

sweet potato casserole with pecans


Vegan and Paleo Green Bean Cauliflower Casserole  – My Wife Can Cook

green bean casserole with onions and cauliflower


Keto Cheesy Biscuits – My PCOS Kitchen


cheesy biscuits with rosemary


Low Carb Three-Cheese Cauliflower Mac & Cheese – My PCOS Kitchen

cheesy cauliflower with pumpkins


Roasted Buttery Mushrooms & Bacon- My PCOS Kitchen 

perfectly roasted mushrooms with garnish


Low Fat Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes & Roasted Acorn Squash – Shrimp Salad Circus

carmelized roasted acorn squash on plate


Blistered Green Beans with Potatoes – Two Healthy Kitchens

fresh green beans roasted with small potatoes


Microwave Spaghetti Squash with Sage-Brown Butter and Toasted Walnuts – Two Healthy Kitchens

mouth watering spaghetti squash with walnuts


Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe with Apples – Cadry’s Kitchen

roasted brussels sprouts with apples


The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes – The Rising Spoon

mashed sweet potatoes in bowl with lemon garnish


Basalmic Oven-Roasted Green Beans – The Rising Spoon

perfectly roasted green beans on plate


Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Two Ways) – The Rising Spoon

mixed greens salad with apples, butternut squash with apple cider vinaigrette


Chili Lemon Mint Sugar Snap Peas Recipe – Bacon is Magic

bag of sugar snap peas with chopped snap peas in salad bowl


Low Carb Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole (Quick & Easy) – Wholesome Yum

green bean casserole with cauliflower

Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup – Easy Eats

cup of butternut squash soup with coconut milk and pumpkin seeds on top


3 Ingredient Healthy Cranberry Sauce – Fit Found Me

bowl of prepared whole berry cranberry sauce for holidays



Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Recipe – The Movement Menu

bowl of butternut squash with cinnamon on top


Whole30 Brussels Sprout Slaw – The Movement Menu

chopped brussels sprout slaw in serving bowl


Vegan Potato Dauphinoise Gratin – Rhian’s Recipes

potatoes creamed with garnish


Cauliflower Au Gratin – Low Carb Yum

baked cauliflower with melted cheese


Garlic Cauliflower Mash with Mashed Celery Root – Low Carb Yum

mashed cauliflower and garlic root in serving bowls


Holiday Pomegranate Quinoa Pilaf – My Life Cookbook

quinoa pilaf with colorful pomegranate and kale


Acorn Squash and Butternut Squash Dish – Caroline’s Cooking

colorful acorn squash and brussels sprout


The Best Vegetarian Gravy – Build Your Bite

vegetarian gravy being poured onto mashed potatoes


Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash – Ann’s Entitled Life

mashed butternut squash with cranberries


Vegan Mashed Cauliflower with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms – Create Mindfully

vegan mashed cauliflower with caramelized onions and mushrooms on top


Harvest Quinoa Salad – Honest & Truly

colorful harvest salad with quinoa in glass dish


The Creamiest Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – V Nutrition and Wellness

vegan mashed cauliflower with chives in white dish


Autumn Quinoa Sweet Potato Arugula Salad – The Kitchen Girl 

very fall looking salad with arugula sweet potato pomegranate


Roasted Beet and Kale Salad – The Kitchen Girl

roasted beet salad with kale and pecans on white platter


Asiago Bruschetta Roasted Asparagus – Flavor Mosaic

roasted asparagus with tomatoes and cheese


Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins

vegan sweet potato cornbread with butter melting on white plate







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