Simply Scrumptious Holiday Dinner Sides from the #BlogHealthy Community

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Today’s Recipe Wednesday topic will help you plan your celebration menus, for sure: Scrumptious Holiday Dinner Sides! Here are some of our favorite recipes from around the HLB community to add to your meal plans this winter:

Delicata Squash Stuffing from Kim’s Cravings // “Switch up your holiday menu with this delicious Delicata Squash Stuffing! Loaded with so much goodness, this stuffing is flavor-packed and perfect for your holiday celebrations!”

Vegan Broccoli and Rice Casserole from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen // “Cozy up to a bowl of cheesy Vegan Broccoli and Rice Casserole. It’s just thing to keep you warm and snug on chilly evenings.”

Cheesy Spiralized Potato Casserole from Dash of Evans // “Skip the box and try this version with spiralized potatoes. Saves time and they’re to die for!”

Gluten-Free & Paleo Instant Pot Stuffing from Clean Eating Kitchen // “This Instant Pot Stuffing is an easy, healthy recipe you can make for your Thanksgiving table. It’s gluten-free and paleo, and so delicious!”

Garlic Roast Poatoes with Sage and Prosciutto from Amee’s Savory Dish // “These mouthwatering garlic roasted potatoes with sage and prosciutto make the perfect side dish to any meal!  Cooking this recipe in a cast iron skillet is a must for potatoes that are perfectly crispy outside and tender inside.”

Extra Gingery Roasted Rainbow Carrots from Sinful Nutrition // “These extra gingery roasted rainbow carrots are soon to be your favorite veggie recipe! Drizzled with a sweet and spicy maple ginger sauce makes these the perfect side to any holiday dinner!”

Balsamic Olive-Oil Braised Green Beans from Cotter Crunch // “Balsamic Olive-Oil Braised Green Beans are a quick, easy, and healthy side dish. For this braised green beans recipe, fresh green beans are seasoned with thyme, thenbraised with balsamic vinegar, olive-oil, onion, black olives, and topped with toasted pine nuts. “

Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels and Butternut Squash from Confessions of a Mother Runner // “Of course there are endless ways to cook with squash, but my favorite is to roast it. Combine them with some Brussels sprouts and you’ve got a delicious side. These Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels and Butternut Squash are always a staple in my fall meal planning.”

KETO Low Carb Riced Cauliflower Stuffing from Food Faith Fitness // “This Keto Low Carb Riced Cauliflower Stuffing is an EASY healthy holiday side that tastes like comfort food, but you won’t miss the carbs!”

Green Beans with Brown Butter Garlic-Sage Breadcumbs from Iowa Girl Eats // “Green Beans with Brown Butter Garlic-Sage Breadcrumbs are made in 1 skillet and in 20 minutes. Serve as a beautiful and flavorful, gluten-free holiday side dish!”

The World’s Healthiest Stuffing from Foodie Fiasco // “This recipe has been on my to-post list for, oh, the past three years or so. No biggie. Much better late than never. I feel bad for making this for so long without sharing it, but it’s so natural at this point that I just haven’t taken the time to write it down.  At 82 calories, 9g protein, and 5g net carbs, this insanely delicious stuffing more than makes up for lost time. Promise.

Kale Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate from Treble in the Kitchen // “A Kale Salad perfect for any holiday spread.  Filled with nutritious kale, pomegranate arils and walnuts, the colors and flavors in this nutritious dish are festive and oh so flavorful!”

Mushroom and Leek Stuffing Cake from Healthy Delicious // “When you hear someone talk about Thanksgiving dinner, what’s the first thing you think of? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably not the turkey. Turkey might get top billing, but let’s face it ­– it’s really all about the stuffing.”

Sweet Potato Casserole from Hungry Hobby // “This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole is lightly buttery and fluffy with a sweet crunch oatmeal pecan crust that everyone will love! Gluten Free”

Sweet Potato Cornbread from The Healthy Maven // “A sweet and savory snack or side, this Sweet Potato Cornbread will easily become a staple this holiday season. This fall dish has the earthiness of cornmeal mixed with the sweetness of sweet potato for a moist and delicious loaf. “

Butternut Squash, Cranberry, and Pecan Naan Stuffing from Ingredients of a Fit Chick // “A hearty stuffing with a healthy twist! Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Pecan Naan Stuffing that’s simple to make and full of fall flavors! It is comforting and filling like your traditional stuffing, but with a few unique twists like butternut squash and naan! It is the perfect dish for your holiday gatherings! Oh, and the leftovers are even more delicious!”

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips from Lefty Spoon // A bowl of creamy mashed potatoes is one of my favorite side dishes to make in the Instant Pot, and they’re even better with the addition of a couple sweet and nutty parsnips.”

Wild Rice Salad with Feta, Walnuts, and Pomegranate from Hungry Hungry Hippie // “Doesn’t it look like a festive holiday salad?  The red and green are making me feel all the Christmas feels and I’m usually of the mindset that we need to properly soak up Thanksgiving before we can look ahead, but for some reason I’m ok with it right now.”

Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls from Eat Chic Chicago // “These tasty, dense rolls are packed with fiber and 7g of protein per roll! Whether you need a nutrient dense bread for a small lunch sandwich or the perfect accompaniment to a warm winter soup, these rye poppy seed buns are just for you!”

Don’t Be Wasteful: Make Beer Bread from Relishments // “I’d never made beer bread before, but a little research led me to discover that most recipes are essentially the same…3 cups self rising flour, 12 ounces of beer, 1/4 cup sugar… Could you get any more simple?” 


Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog showcasing your Holiday Dinner Sides and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorites found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #HolidayDinnerSides

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!


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