25 healthyish Thanksgiving dishes you’ll actually want to eat

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All of the essentials, but a little bit better for you.

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But, while we would never expect you to restrain yourself from the beauty that is a Thanksgiving meal, maybe you’re looking for slightly healthier options to feast on this holiday.

Just in case, we rounded up recipes that took traditional turkey-day dishes and threw them together with vegetables, lean protein, and other delicious, whole ingredients so that they’re a little better for you.

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Delicious cheesy goodness, because you love yourself… and your family, too, I guess.

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Put a twist on the classic recipe by subbing in applesauce and coconut oil.

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You won’t even miss the potatoes.

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This hearty bake brings all the comfort in just one pot.

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Add a little kick to your sprouts with some black pepper and curry powder.

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Basically a crustless apple pie recipe, made for you by BuzzFeed Food editor Christine Byrne.

Recipe: Core 8 medium apples without cutting all the way through to the bottom — leave about a ½-inch of uncut apple at the bottom — then cut away a little bit extra so there’s a well in each apple about ¾-inch thick. Put the apples on a lined baking sheet, then sprinkle each apple with cinnamon and 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and top with 1 teaspoon unsalted butter. Bake until the apple is very soft, 30–35 minutes. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with your favorite maple granola.

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You can make this recipe in 15 minutes with only six ingredients.

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Garnish this homey soup with some sour cream, leeks, or black pepper. (Note: you will need a blender or processor to puree the potatoes and leeks.)

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No bake, no problem.

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You’ll want to keep this dish all for yourself.

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What is Thanksgiving without the green beans?

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Definitely pass the muffins please.

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All salad is good salad, if it’s filled with delicious pecans, squash, and cranberries, that is.

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Whip up this sweet and savory side dish in under 30 minutes.

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Dark chocolate. Hazelnut. Sauce. Guys.

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A delicious take on coleslaw that you’ll be able to get behind.

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This fruity pilaf will make the perfect side for your turkey and gravy.

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Easily cook up a batch of these delicious crispy potatoes that’ll be a table favorite.

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Toss this tasty veggie medley in the oven and let it roast while you prepare all your other fixings.

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Apples + nutmeg + cinnamon + water + slow cooker = as simple as it gets.

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The recipe calls for coconut sugar, but you can use regular sugar if you’ve never heard of coconut sugar in your life. (You can swap on a 1:1 basis according to Burnt Apple.)

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This squash is stuffed with quinoa, spinach, pecans, and cranberries. YUM.

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This sauce is made with medjool dates and no added refined sugar.

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You will need a doughnut pan for this recipe, but it WILL BE worth it.

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Lighter and sweeter than potatoes, but still delicious.

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