Life is starting to get busy as the holiday season approaches. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here.
Today, I’ve gathered a dozen gluten-free, low-carb, nutritious soup and side dish recipes that you can choose for your holiday table. (Though really these dishes would be lovely additions to any meal!)
When you’re following a special way of eating because of food sensitivities or diet, it’s best to either host the party or bring a few dishes when visiting friends and family so that you won’t go hungry. These delicious dishes can be enjoyed by everyone at the holiday table.
Here are 12 nutritious soups and side dishes to grace your holiday table:
I’m starting this collection of recipes with homemade bone broth because you can use it as stock for your favorite soups or gravies (or even serve it as a refreshing broth). It’s so nutritious and easy to make. Recipe here.
Turmeric is the spice that gives this chowder its sunshiny bright yellow color. Turmeric is touted for its wonderful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. You’re going to love this healthy soup, and best of all it’s super fast to make. Recipe here.
Spiralized zucchini, mini meatballs, and baby bok choy are a winning combination in this deliciously healthy soup. Recipe here.
Ladle wild salmon chowder into your prettiest soup bowls and garnish with scallions and just a pinch of cayenne pepper if you like an extra spicy kick. Recipe here.
Baby bok choy is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. Paired with my sweet and tangy sauce, this is one vegetable on the holiday table that will be gone in seconds. 😉 Recipe here.
Beautiful green sticks of zucchini hollowed into boats and filled with sausage and Gruyere cheese are so incredibly tasty and fun to eat too! Recipe here.
The great thing about this dish is that it can be prepared ahead and stored in the fridge until it’s time to bake. Honestly, I think it’s even better when the flavors mingle a while before cooking. Is your mouth watering yet? Recipe here.
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest ones. These bundles of asparagus are so elegant, and you’re the only one who will know how effortless they are to make. Recipe here.
This cauliflower side dish tastes just like fried rice except that it isn’t stir-fried and doesn’t contain rice. It’s just 100% amazingly delicious and nutritious. Recipe here.
A stack of thin, fluffy, golden-brown-to-perfection flatbreads. Can you believe they’re made without a trace of flour? Enjoy them warm from the skillet and piled with your favorite toppings. Recipe here.
You can never go wrong with bacon, right? I love serving up a special vegetable on holidays, and these super easy Brussels sprouts are always an instant hit with adults and kids alike. Recipe here.
12. Spaghetti Squash
In the above video, I show you how to cut a spaghetti squash without cutting your fingers. And then how to quickly and easily cook your squash for a delicious side dish. Serving suggestions here.
I hope you’ve discovered a few new soups and side dishes that will become favorites in your home. Have a blessed and delicious holiday season!
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