Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m very excited. Family and friends get together to share a wonderful meal cooked with love. A fabulous way to boost your nutrition and fiber at Thanksgiving is to add a ton of side dishes loaded with vegetables and fruits. Here are 36 Dietitian-Approved Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes which include a multitude of colors from the fruits and vegetables to rock your antioxidant world. Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast with a burst of flavor from all these yummy recipes.

Cranberry Orange Ginger Relish
by Nutrition Starring You

Cranberry Relish
by RDelicious Kitchen

Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine & Ginger
by Healthy Ideas Place

Apple Cranberry Sauce
by Nutrition to Fit

So-Simple Cinnamon Roasted Apples
by Amy Gorin Nutrition

Onion Beer Biscuits
by Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Green Beans with Pecans, Cranberries, & Parmesan
by The Nutrition Adventure

Crave-able Carrots
by My Menu Pal

Roasted Garlic Turmeric Parsnip Fries
by Bucket List Tummy

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce
by Amy Gorin Nutrition

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pomegranate Glaze
by Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus
by Amy Gorin Nutrition

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots, Maple, and Mustard
by Fork in the Road

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts
by Marisa Moore Nutrition

Blackberry Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
by Neat & Nutritious

Maple-Balsamic Roasted Winter Vegetables
by Healthy Ideas Place

Easy Lemony Broccoli
by Sarah Remmer, RD

Crispy Potatoes with Pumpkin Hummus
by Chef Catherine Brown

Healthy Cheesy Potatoes
by Create Kids Club

Sweet Potato Pie Bites
by The Nutritionist Reviews

Smoky Tempeh Apple Bites
by Chef Catherine Brown

Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
by Champagne Nutrition

Croatian Sauerkraut
by Me (Family. Food. Fiesta.)

Butternut Squash, Beet, and Barley Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette
by Bucket List Tummy

Broccoli Apple Salad
by My Menu Pal

The Ultimate Fall Salad
by Food, Pleasure, & Health

Autumn Salad with Grilled Figs, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Walnuts
by Chef Catherine Brown

Wild Rice & Acorn Squash Wedge Salad
by Nutritionally

Roasted Pumpkin Farro Pilaf with Cranberries by Foods with Judes

Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower Quinoa Gratin
by Byte Sized Nutrition

Wild Mushroom & Artichoke Stuffing
by Me (Family. Food. Fiesta.)

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
by The Gourmet RD

Pecan Topped, Slightly-Sweet Sweet Potato Casserole
by Liz’s Healthy Table

Nut-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
by Nutrition to Fit

Sweet Potato Walnut Balls
by Food & Nutrition Solutions by Jill

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup
by Whole Living Lauren

For more Thanksgiving recipes including ways to cook the Turkey, check out:

A Delicious & Nutritious Thanksgiving Menu

5 Favorite Turkey Recipes from Dietitians (including leftovers)

Have a fabulous celebration!

By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN