It’s easy to overindulge during the holiday season- everything is just so tasty! So why not try one (or all) of these delicious side dishes that are big on flavor without all the calories and fat. For other great healthy recipes check out our lists of breakfasts, lunches, and desserts.
Healthy Mashed Cauliflower
If you’re watching your carbs, try swapping out potatoes for cauliflower! You’ll still get a rich side dish chock full of flavor but with half the calories and a third of the carbs. Get the recipe here.
The Very Best Green Bean Casserole
A lighter, healthier version of a classic holiday recipe that will leave everyone wanting seconds. This version from Well Plated by Emily even includes swaps for a gluten-free and vegan version.
Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad
This festive salad is loaded with protein and bursting with flavor. We recommend making extra because this is one salad that is going to go fast. Get the recipe here.
Healthy Mac and Cheese
Yes, you read that right. You’re favorite she dish just got a healthy makeover so you can eat to your hearts content- minus the guilt. Recipe from Pinch of Yum.
Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes
No holiday dinner would be complete without some kind of potato dish. This year, skip the marshmallows and yams and try this gorgeous sweet potato side dish. Not only will it make your table look beautiful, it comes in at only 180 calories! That’s a win-win in our book. Recipe from A Side of Sweet.