Did your Thanksgiving host ask you to bring an appetizer or side dish last minute? Don’t fret. 8fit has 5 healthy options for you.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and your gracious host has a last-minute request. To be polite you ask, “Is there anything else you need me to bring?” Then, much to your dismay or delight, they respond, “Yes, we could actually use another side dish or appetizer.”
Don’t scramble, 8fit has you covered. Below, find 5 healthy Thanksgiving-friendly sides that are ready in under 10 minutes. The extra bonus? No cooking is required and they contain the perfect balance of macronutrients. The hardest part will be braving the grocery story crowds for the few ingredients you need.
Green bean salad with hazelnuts
Move over green bean casserole, there is a new green bean side dish in town. This salad is light and refreshing, but elevated with the addition of parmesan cheese, hazelnuts and mint.
Goat cheese stuffed fig
This fig recipe is simple and elegant. Arrange the figs on your prettiest serving dish and consider adding a drizzle of honey on top to increase the fancy factor.
Healthy taco dip
Instead of sour cream, this dip uses Greek yogurt. It has a similar texture and with the added spices, your friends and family might not notice the different.
Pea and prosciutto salad
Nothing says “party” like prosciutto, right? Dazzle your prosciutto-loving Thanksgiving crowd with this simple side salad.
Avocado, tomato, and cheese skewers
If you’re lucky, you already have all of the ingredients for this healthy Thanksgiving side on hand. If not, at least skewer assembly is quick. Recruit your significant other or kids to help if you’re really in a pinch.