Healthy Spin on Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Side dishes are the perfect complement to your Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re not careful, though, they can add way more calories, fat, or sugar to your meal than you expect. That’s why it’s important to choose a few healthy sides. You can tweak the recipes of traditional sides or try something new altogether!  Mashed Cauliflower Servings: 4 Calories: 84 Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-2 tsp finely chopped herbs, thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley, chives, etc Method Trim the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets. Rinse the florets under some water. Heat 1 inch of water in a pot on medium heat and bring to a boil. Place a steamer insert in the pot and add the cauliflower florets. Steam for 6-8 minutes. While the cauliflower is steaming, heat the olive oil in a small pan on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then remove from the heat. Remove the steamed cauliflower from the pot, drain the water from the pot, then add the cauliflower back in. Add the olive oil, garlic, chopped herbs, and any optional ingredients. Use a potato masher or handheld stick...