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20 paleo Thanksgiving sides that save you from that sluggish feeling

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Paleo Thanksgiving sides

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Paleo Thanksgiving sides

Sides are always the best part of Thanksgiving, and these paleo dishes are no exception.

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Roasted carrots with carrot-top pesto

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Roasted carrots with carrot-top pesto

Feel slightly less wasteful this holiday season by using both parts of the carrot in this bright paleo side dish.

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Brussels sprouts with kabanos

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Brussels sprouts with kabanos

Smoky Polish kabanos sausage adds an unexpected depth of flavor to these paleo Brussels sprouts.

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Toasted pine nut pumpkin muffins

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Toasted pine nut pumpkin muffins

Smeared with coconut oil and cranberry sauce, these muffins are a perfect paleo side.

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Roasted root vegetable salad

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Roasted root vegetable salad

Root veggies roasted until soft and topped with crunchy nuts will almost make you want to skip the turkey.

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Easy paleo biscuits

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Easy paleo biscuits

Coconut flour is the secret to these tender, tasty biscuits.

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Roasted sweet potato kale salad

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Roasted sweet potato kale salad

Sometimes a fresh salad loaded with sweet potatoes, nuts and cranberries, is what your Thanksgiving table needs.

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Blistered green beans and almonds

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Blistered green beans and almonds

Blistered green beans topped with crushed almonds are a sophisticated, modern paleo Thanksgiving side. 

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Crispy paleo roasted sweet potatoes

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Crispy paleo roasted sweet potatoes

Crispy roasted sweet potatoes are a scrumptious paleo showstopper. 

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Cauliflower celery root mash

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Cauliflower celery root mash

Celery root and cauliflower make for a creamy and flavorful paleo alternative to mashed potatoes.

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Grain-free paleo stuffing

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Grain-free paleo stuffing

Grain-free paleo bread is the star of this cozy stuffing.

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Scalloped sweet potatoes

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Scalloped sweet potatoes

Scalloped sweet potatoes made paleo will be the star of your Thanksgiving side dishes.

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Spinach salad with maple-bacon dressing

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Spinach salad with maple-bacon dressing

Maple-bacon dressing. Need we say more?

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Paleo garlic mushrooms

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Paleo garlic mushrooms

Super-savory garlic mushrooms are roasted in a cast-iron skillet to make this hearty side dish. 

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Mashed cauliflower and herbs

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Mashed cauliflower and herbs

A low-carb and paleo cauliflower mash full of herbs will lighten up your Thanksgiving table.

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Delicata-pear salad

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Delicata-pear salad

Roasted delicata squash tossed with pears, greens and pomegranate makes for an enchanting paleo salad.

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Sweet potato-candied pecan casserole

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Sweet potato-candied pecan casserole

Creamy, decadent and lightly sweet, you'd never guess that this sweet potato casserole is paleo.

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Squash, apple and fig stuffing

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Squash, apple and fig stuffing

You won't miss the bread when you make this flavorful squash, apple and fig stuffing.

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Ginger cranberry sauce

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Ginger cranberry sauce

Ginger adds a hint of spice to this refined sugar-free, paleo cranberry sauce.

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