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24 Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

Nobody will ever know that butter isn't on the table.

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1. Roasted Root Vegetables Salad

aspicyperspective.com

Make a salad people will actually want to eat. Recipe here.

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2. Crispy Roasted Green Beans

primaverakitchen.com

Crispy green beans taste better than mushy ones AND they're healthier AND they're way easier to make. Recipe here.

3. Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

cookieandkate.com

A creamy, luxurious, yet magically vegan starter. Recipe here.

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4. Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad

marthastewart.com

On Thanksgiving, all salads deserve cheese. Even the healthy ones. Recipe here.

5. Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

pinchofyum.com

Better warn the turkey that this one might steal all the attention. Recipe here.

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6. Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey

skinnytaste.com

After a huge meal, a light dessert to fill in the corners. Recipe here.

7. Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

ohsweetbasil.com

A super simple recipe for a healthier turkey entree: Swapping out butter for olive oil and sticking with just the breast cuts down on the fat, but not the taste. Recipe here.

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8. Quinoa "Stuffing" with Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pistachios

gimmesomeoven.com

No butter, no bread, no complaints. Recipe here.

9. Kale with Pomegranate Dressing and Ricotta Salata

bonappetit.com

Simple and delicious, with just the right amount of cheese. Recipe here.

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10. Mashed Cauliflower

detoxinista.com

This is just cauliflower, garlic and herbs. No butter. No cream. No butter. No hidden cheese. And yet, still delicious. Recipe here.

11. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

blogger.com

Surprise: GRILLING ON THANKSGIVING! Recipe here.

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12. Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, and Bread Stuffing with Apples

food52.com

This stuffing has so many fruits and vegetables that it uses less than one-and-a-half slices of bread per serving. Use a whole grain bread to make it even more nutritious. Recipe here.

13. Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

ambitiouskitchen.com

These little muffins are not just super simple to make — the whole wheat flour and honey make them healthier than standard cornbread recipes, too. Recipe here.

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14. Cumin-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

saveur.com

Forget those lame old glazed carrots, and try something a little more spunky. Recipe here.

15. Paleo Pumpkin Pie

ancestral-nutrition.com

Pro-tip: Don't mention the Paleo part to your guests. They won't miss the white flour or refined sugar. Recipe here.

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16. Shallot Shiitake Gravy

ohmyveggies.com

A low fat gravy that doesn't use butter, so you don't have to feel bad pouring it all over everything on your plate. (You can also sub in whole wheat flour for the white stuff.) Recipe here.

17. Easy Roasted Mushrooms with Rosemary & Garlic

cookincanuck.com

You don't need butter to roast mushrooms. Recipe here.

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18. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

cupcakesomg.blogspot.com

This recipe uses just a little bit of maple syrup instead of heaps of sugar and marshmallows. Recipe here.

19. No-Bake Apple Cobbler

forkandbeans.com

Bonus: It keeps your oven open. Recipe here.

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20. Kale and Wild Rice Casserole

halfbakedharvest.com

If you're gonna smother something in cheese, it might as well be kale. Recipe here.

21. Stuffed Turkey Breast with Butternut Squash and Figs

skinnytaste.com

You don't need to cook a whole bird to make deliciously stuffed turkey. Recipe here.

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22. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

lecremedelacrumb.com

A ten-minute recipe with serious impact. Recipe here.

23. Cranberry Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts

twopeasandtheirpod.com

Proof that you can make cranberries without burying them under heaps of white sugar. Recipe here.

24. Pumpkin-Pear Crisps

bonappetit.com

Everyone likes a dish served in a personal ramekin . Recipe here.

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