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16 Clean Eating Holiday Side Dish Recipes

by Jeanette on December 19, 2013 · 14 Comments
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Today, I’m sharing 16 Clean Eating Holiday Side Dishes, just in time for planning your holiday menus. Round out your Holiday menus with two or more of these healthier side dishes. Naturally vibrant in color, they’ll light(en) up any holiday table.

Clean Eating Holiday Side Dishes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I can’t believe Christmas is already here! To help you plan your Holiday Menu, I’m sharing some Clean Eating Holiday Side Dish Recipes to help balance out your menu. Holiday meals tend to be on the richer, heavier side, after all it’s a time of celebration. I try to serve a few lighter courses because it helps keep me on track better. Sure, I love to indulge during the holidays too, but having healthier options on the table provides a visual cue for me.

I’m sure your guests will appreciate having some lighter choices as well, so they can enjoy some holiday sweets at the end of the meal. These Clean Eating recipes are made with fresh whole foods, all vibrant in flavor and packed with nutrients to keep you going through the holiday season. Choosing local, fresh, organic produce will yield the best results. It’s well worth it for this celebratory meal.

I’ve got 16 Clean Eating Holiday Side Dish Recipes made with fresh, whole ingredients, naturally beautiful and good for you.

  1. Garlicky Cheesy Broccoli Gratin
  2. Potato Turnip Mushroom Gratin
  3. Stir-Fry Broccoli and Red Pepper
  4. Roasted Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes
  5. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Winter Squash
  6. Glazed Brussels Sprouts
  7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes
  8. Soy Glazed Brussels Sprouts
  9. Stir-Fry Broccoli and Red Pepper
  10. Roasted Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes
  11. Oven Roasted Root Vegetables and Winter Squash with Sage and Thyme
  12. Roasted Garlic Rainbow Cauliflower and Potatoes
  13. Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes
  14. Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes
  15. Coconut Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole
  16. Favorite Sweet Spiced Winter Squash Casserole

Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s Fall Fest event where Holiday Side Dishes are being featured. Please be sure to check out what my fellow foodie friends made:

Feed Me Phoebe: Stir-Fried Collard Greens with Ginger and Jalapeno
The Heritage Cook: Sweet & Lightly Spicy Corn Pudding
The Lemon Bowl: Sweet Potato and Corn Hash
Weelicious: Cranberry Apple Chutney
Dishing: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Spices
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Cranberry-Pistachio Pilaf
Taste with the Eyes: Fresh Green Beans, Mexican-Style
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Italian Green Beans with Tomatoes and Pesto
Red or Green? Green Chile Pork Stew (v2) and Tamales
Virtually Homemade: Cheese Ravioli with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate
Domesticate Me: Farro Risotto with Prosciutto, Parmesan and Brussels Sprouts
The Sensitive Epicure: Butter Dipped Radishes with Sea Salt
Daily*Dishin: Best Holiday Dressing
FN Dish: No-Brainer Holiday Sides

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  1. I definitely need to make some of these for the holidays. To balance out all the cookies I’ve been making!

  2. Fabulous roundup of hearty, healthy sides for the holidays! Thanks for sharing, Jeanette!

  3. You’re making my Christmas menu planning infinitely easier with these round-ups!

  4. Thanks! I’m thinking roasted brussel sprouts and maybe a squash casserole to go along with our DUCK “project” (lol) this Christmas.

  5. I am not even sure I need a main at all! Those side dishes are marvelous, Jeanette.

  6. Angie – I actually prefer sides to the main course many times.

  7. a real feast of terrific sides for the holidays,thanks for sharing :-)

  8. I love all this healthy side dish inspiration!! Definitely needed it this year.

  9. Everything looks delicious but I especially love the simple roasted broccoli and cherry tomatoes which are so festive looking too! We’ll be indulging in roast beef and a super rich potato dish, but I’m also serving Brusslels Sprouts w/ pecans and feta and my raw power salad on the side for a little something healthier :-) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Jeanette!

  10. great round up! Trying to decide which to make!

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