Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I
have so much to be thankful for. And I also love the fact that it’s a chance to
show the whole family that holidays don’t have to mean overindulging in food
that’s going to make you feel bloated and give you brain fog.
For most families, turkey is the main
attraction, which is a good start—as long as you don’t smother it with
gravy. But it’s the side dishes that tend to turn this holiday meal into a
People ruin good-for-you sweet potatoes with
all that brown sugar and marshmallows. They bury fiber-filled green beans under
canned cream soups and French-fried onion crisps. And they make white potatoes
worse by adding sour cream, butter, processed bacon, and cheese to the mash.
It doesn’t have to be this way. By simply
swapping a few side dishes, you can shift your holiday meal into a hazard-free
zone. Here are 5 of my favorite side dishes. I’m sure you’ll find a few that will
work for your Thanksgiving spread.
Sensible Sweet Potato Mash
Cauliflower Tots (a favorite at the kids’ table!)
Super Recall Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This tasty veggie medley from The Brain
Warrior’s Way Cookbook adds a dash of color to traditional Thanksgiving
meals, which are usually way too “beige” to be healthy.
Amazing Raw Creamed Spinach
From The Omni Diet, this is a delicious
and healthier version of this holiday favorite.
If you’d like to see a complete holiday meal that fits meets Warrior standards, check out my Brain Healthy Thanksgiving Menu. And if you’d like more side dish recipes, pick up a copy of The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook and The Omni Diet.
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