4 Classic Holiday Recipes with more veggies

Thanksgiving is almost here! Healthy eating might be slipping further and further to the back of your mind as you day dream about pumpkin pie and green bean casserole, but try these simple additions to recipes to amp up their nutrition and veggie-level!

1. Mashed potatoes

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It’s as easy as it sounds! Adapt your favorite recipe by replacing about half of the potatoes with cauliflower, and you’re also replacing the starchy, nutritionally challenged potato with cauliflower! Check out this recipe from The Chic Life!

 

2. Stuffing

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Add seasonal and delicious veggies like squash to your classic recipe. Check out this recipe from Half Baked Harvest for Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing

3. Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes can be prepared a thousand ways, consider putting them in a dish like this Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli Rabe Salad by Andy Boy to add more healthful vegetables to the Thanksgiving menu

4. Gravy

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Gravy is soooo good, but making it good for you can make it even better! Consider making vegetarian gravy this year to avoid unhealthy fats and increase nutrition. Check out Umami Girl’s recipe