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Ways to Jazz Up Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Fortunately, I don’t have to cook for Thanksgiving, although I do often take a veggie side dish to the family get together.  When it comes to Thanksgiving, I personally like a traditional meal.  Baked turkey, mashed potatoes, veggie sides, sweet potato casserole, and a “fall” type dessert.Veggies

Basic stuff, but here’s a few simple ideas to change up the basic sides.

1.  Stir prepared horseradish or fresh chopped garlic into the mashed potatoes and sprinkle fresh chives on top.

2.  Stir salsa and sliced olives into the corn.  *Not a big fan of corn as it is hard on the digestive track.

3.  Toss cooked green peas (from fresh or frozen only) with some butter and dried sage.

4.  Stir cooked carrots or green beans with melted butter and a dash or two of ground ginger and a squeeze or two of lemon juice.

5.  Sprinkle some almond slices onto the steamed broccoli.

6.  Sprinkle some fine grated parmesan or romano on steamed asparagus.

7.  Dice up some butternut squash and sweet potatoes and roast in coconut oil in the oven.  Sprinkle with mineral salt and cinnamon before or after.

8.  Warm up some canned pumpkin with butter and pumpkin spices and mineral and serve.

9.  Chop up turnips and roast in coconut oil in the oven.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper before or after.  Mix with some sauteed turnip greens.

10.  Steam some fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts and then coat with olive oil and mineral salt and thyme.

11.  Mix some cooked uncured turkey bacon into some sauteed kale or other greens.

Just a few thoughts.  Come up with your own ways to get in more veggie side dishes at Thanksgiving and anytime.

 

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