Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Happy Thanksgiving! These three easy and delicious thanksgiving side dishes use fresh and healthy ingredients that will leave you feeling amazing after a festive meal with your family.   



Health Beneft: These plant-based side dishes are filled with delicious vegetables with tons of fiber to keep  you fuller for longer. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene and vitamin A to support healthy vision. Green beans are rich in vitamins and minerals to support overall body functions. Whole wheat bread is a great source of whole grains with fiber to support bowel health and B vitamins.

  • 3 Baking Sheets
  • Cutting Board
  • 3 Serving Platters
  • 2 Large Bowls

Roasted Green Beans With Chestnuts

  • fresh green beans
  • chestnuts, skinless
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • salt 
  • pepper 

Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

  • 3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Healthy Stuffing

  • loaf whole-wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 package of mushrooms
  • 4-5 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • dried cranberries
  • 1-2 TBSP olive oil


You can substitute any of the ingredients for some of your favorites, and/or add others as you see fit! 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 F; Measure ingredients and chop vegetables for each recipe 

Step 2

Season vegetables; Add stuffing ingredients to large bowl and mix

Step 3

Roast green beans and chestnuts on baking sheet until golden brown; Roast whole sweet potatoes on separate baking sheet; Roast stuffing mixture until golden brown

Step 4

Remove sweet potatoes from oven and peel; Add to large bowl with cinnamon and maple syrup and mash with fork  

Step 5

Plate and enjoy!