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What is a delicious but healthy side dish I can take to Thanksgiving Dinner?

I want something super healthy like roasted sweet potatoes, but something that looks like I actually did something besides split potatoes and roast them, KWIM? Whatcha got, ladies?????

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Asked by zeppelynn at 10:44 PM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Butternut squash soup
    Whole wheat rolls
    Roasted sweet potatoes topped with a drizzle of honey & a sprinkle of cinnamon
    Marinated carrot salad
    Dilled veggie salad
    Black & white bean & veggie salad
    Cherry tomatoes stuffed with garden vegetable cream cheese

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 12:57 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • I make grilled asparagus that I marinate.
    I take fresh asparagus and snap it at the natural break. I put it into a ziploc bag with balsamic vinegar, salt, fresh ground pepper, fresh parsley, rosemary, and thyme and some extra virgin olive oil. I marinate it for about an hour and then grill it until tender.
    My family loves it!

    Answer by mcginnisc at 8:15 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Sweet Potatoes with GArlic, Onions and Tomatoes

    2 onions, chopped
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
    2 to 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    salt and black pepper
    I added a pinch of cayenne pepper to spice them up

    In a large pan, fry the onions in the oil until soft. Add the garlic, and when the aroma rises, add the tomatoes and ginger. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes,and put them in the pan with the cilantro.

    Add about 1 1/2 cups water, or enough to half-cover the potatoes, and season
    with salt and pepper.

    Cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the liquid has almost evaporated, turning the potatoes over once.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:37 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Sweet Potato Pudding
    6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    2/3 cup dark brown sugar
    2/3 cup white sugar
    4 eggs, beaten
    2/3 cup orange juice
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash.
    In a large bowl, combine 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, orange juice and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared dish.
    Bake in preheated oven 40 minutes.
    Notes: instead of the sugar and orange juice, I use ½ can of sweetened condensed milk; instead of the vanilla I use a really good dark rum. If you use rum be sure to taste it frequently to make sure that it has not spoiled.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:37 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • rkoloms, THANKS for the sweet potato pudding recipe! Sounds yummy!

    Am I limited to how many many times I can taste the rum???? LOL

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 9:35 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • How about asparagus casserole or green been casserole? Those are always Thanksgiving favorites around here.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 12:59 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • while i love green bean casserole as much as the next person... there is nothing healthy about it.

    Answer by abelsmama07 at 1:33 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

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