12 30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

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

30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

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

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

30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

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

30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

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. VEGAN MASHED PARSNIPS & POTATOES WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 228; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 599mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 5g

7. CHEESY BUFFALO BRUSSELS SPROUTS | EAT THE GAINS 

30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

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. ROASTED CARROT SALAD OVER WILD RICE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 224; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 11g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 374mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 3g

9. GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 112; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 216mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 5g

10. WARM LENTIL, BROCCOLINI AND SNAP PEA SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 246; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 451mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 11g

11. CRANBERRY WALNUT RELISH | LENTINE ALEXIS FOR MYFITNESSPAL

30-Minute Thanksgiving Sides Under 270 Calories

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 71; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 100mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 1g

12. MAC N CHEESE WITH BROCCOLI | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 262; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 486mg; Carbohydrate: 46g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 8g

Originally published November 2019, updated November 2023

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