There’s nothing like American Thanksgiving to get us thinking about the holiday season! All the decadent meals can be daunting, but today we’re giving you some healthier Half Your Plate inspired sides to add more fruits and veggies to your holiday meals.

This simple twist on glazed carrots has lots of flavour and pairs really well with turkey, beef or pork. They can also be prepared the night before, making it a great party dish.

via Food and Wine

via Food and Wine

These broccoli and carrot biscuits not only taste great but are a kid-friendly favorite too!

via Super Healthy Kids

via Super Healthy Kids

This new take on green bean casserole adds even more veggies by incorporating a cremini mushroom sauce. Try roasting the shallots in the oven instead of pan frying for an even healthier version.

via Food and Wine

via Food and Wine

This garlicky side dish brings bold flavour to your holiday meals. You can substitute for regular broccoli if you’re having trouble finding broccoli rabe in your grocery store.

via Cooking Light

via Cooking Light

This beet salad also incorporates apples and horseradish for a zesty twist on a typical beet salad.

via Food and Wine

via Food and Wine

For a twist on typical mashed potatoes, try mashing in either some carrot, sweet potato, parsnip, cauliflower or even broccoli!

via Reader's Digest

via Reader’s Digest

These baked stuffed potatoes will add a southwestern flavour to your holiday table!

via A House in the Hills

via A House in the Hills

Once dessert comes along, why not swap out your typical ones for a fruity twist? This crumble is made with succulent strawberries instead of more typical apples or peaches!

via Health

via Health

Share some love with these colourful tarts. Perfect for a healthy addition to Christmas day or any celebration you want to share the goodness of vegetables and cheese.

Beet and squash tarts

What’s your go-to veggie or fruit holiday side dish?

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