Thanksgiving on the South Beach Diet: More Veggie Options
For much of November I’ve been talking about Thanksgiving options that are a bit more South Beach Diet friendly than some of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner foods. To see the recipes I’ve already posted, plus links to great Thanksgiving recipes I’ve seen on other blogs, check out my master list of Thanksgiving Recipes
. Also, if you’re a South Beach fan be sure you don’t miss out on a chance to win
the new South Beach Diet Parties and Holidays Cookbook
Today I’m sharing five more good vegetable options, one of which is the dish my family always requests that I bring for Thanksgiving dinner. (Unfortunately it may be the least South Beach friendly dish of the bunch!) All of these are from the recipe archives, and they’re all delicious options for Thanksgiving veggies.
is a dish that’s reminiscent of the twice-baked potatoes from the sixties, and the first time I made this I just couldn’t stop eating it. This is one of the things I’m making to take to Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
ends up to be so much more than the recipe sounds like it will be. Roasting concentrates the flavor of the broccoli, and the garlic is slightly sweet and delicious. Also, if you’re looking for healthy, this recipe is about as South Beach friendly as they get.
When I posted this recipe for Sauteed Asparagus with Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts
I said it was one of the best tasting things I’d ever eaten in my life, so I guarantee you that this will wow any Thanksgiving guests. It’s also a good top-of-the-stove option if your oven is going to be in use right up until dinner.
Roasted Carrots with Mushrooms and Thyme
is another one of those sum-is-greater-than-the-parts kind of dishes. I loved this combination and if you have carrot lovers in the family, this is a dressed up carrot dish that they’ll love.
Finally, the vegetable dish my family has been requesting for years for Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
. It’s definitely got too much saturated fat due to cheese to be anything but a once-in-a-while treat for South Beach Dieters, but don’t turn up your nose at the recipe which has Campbells Cheddar Cheese Soup in it. Trust me, this is knock-your-socks-off delicious. It’s also a real kid-pleaser if you’re trying to entice the kids to eat more veggies.
There you have some excellent vegetable options for Thanksgiving, whether or not you’re a South Beach dieter. Still to come on the South Beach Friendly Thanksgiving menu: pumpkin cheesecake, and possibly the pumpkin pie from the South Beach Diet Parties and Holidays Cookbook if I can find the whole wheat phyllo dough in Salt Lake.
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