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12 30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

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When thinking about building your Thanksgiving plate, don’t forget about the delicious sides. Starting a meal with soup and adding more veggies to your plate are two smart strategies to prevent overeating and get extra nutrients. From lightened creamed greens to a hearty cauliflower stuffing, these recipes all come together in just 30 minutes and clock in under 270 calories per serving.

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1. CREAMY CAULIFLOWER AND CARROT SOUP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Creamy Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 263; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 238mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 11g

2. VEGAN “CREAMED” GREENS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Vegan “Creamed” Greens

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 186; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 297mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 3g; Protein 7g

3. CAULIFLOWER-SAGE STUFFING | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Cauliflower-Sage Stuffing

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 116; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 106mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 8g

4. WOK-SEARED PURPLE BROCCOLI WITH CREAMY SAUCE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES 

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 154; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 94mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Protein: 5g

5. GRILLED GREEN BEAN SALAD WITH SZECHUAN DRESSING | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES 

Grilled Green Bean Salad With Szechuan Dressing

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 177; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 276mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 6g

6. MAPLE MESQUITE WALNUTS | LENTINE ALEXIS FOR MYFITNESSPAL

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 219; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 57mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 4g

7. CHEESY BUFFALO BRUSSELS SPROUTS | EAT THE GAINS 

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 125; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 114mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 7g

8. MAPLE-GLAZED CARROTS | CLEAN EATING

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 84; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 166mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 1g

9. GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED GREEN BEANS | MAEBELLS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 87; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 281mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 4g

10. GRILLED SWEET POTATO WEDGES | FOOD FANATIC

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 132; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 216mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 2g

11. GARLICKY BROCCOLI “ZOODLES” WITH BACON | INSPIRALIZED

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 194; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 14mg; Sodium: 234mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 10g

12. SPAGHETTI SQUASH HASHBROWN | THE HONOUR SYSTEM

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 104; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 105mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 1g

Originally published November 2019, updated with additional recipes

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