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10 Tasty Low-Carb Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate, but all those carb-laden traditional side dishes can really add up. If you are hoping to  keep your low-carb diet during the holidays here are some tasty sides that are full of flavor but light on carbs.

1. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed potatoes are delicious but this creamy mashed cauliflower is a great alternative and has less than 9 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Photo by lutzflcat

2. Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Instead of sweet potatoes try some roasted acorn squash instead which is just as tasty, but contains a lot less carbs.

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

3. Parsnip and Carrot Puree

Dive into a bowl of this golden, buttery veggie puree. It's low in carbs, but sweet and addictive.

Parsnip and Carrot Puree

Photo by Allrecipes

4. Quick Brussels and Bacon

These skillet cooked brussels sprouts and bacon are so delicious that you won't miss out on those dinner rolls.

Quick Brussels and Bacon

Photo by abbaplez

5. Cauliflower Au Gratin

Instead of Mac and Cheese, reach for some cheesy cauliflower instead.

6. Green Bean Bundles

Traditional green bean casserole contains a lot of carbs with those fried onions and  processed soup. Take a lighter approach with these salty and sweet green bean bundles.

Green Bean Bundles II

Photo by hungryallweighs

7. Grama's Peppery Parsnips

Caramelized parsnips will satisfy your sweet tooth, so you won't be tempted by sweet potato pie.

Grama's Peppery Parsnips

Photo by pelicangal

8. Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Peppers

With just 4.5 grams of carbs per serving, this colorful dish is tasty and guilt-free.

9. Cheesy Creamed Spinach

This indulgent and creamy side dish is divine and naturally low in carbohydrates.

Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Photo by KGora

10. Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Asparagus gets festive with some toasted pine nuts and dried cranberries.

Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Photo by Molly


About Vicky McDonald

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