4 Thanksgiving Sides That Will Steal The Show This Year

Thanksgiving is the most anticipated meal of the year, chocked full of herbaceous goodness, family memories and awkward conversations.

While we are firm believers in the 80/20 rule, meaning it’s okay to cheat every once in awhile (eat that extra slice of pie), we wanted to share our favorite healthy Voeden recipes that will give even your Grandma’s mashed potatoes a run for their money.

Here are our 4 favorite dishes that double as fuss-free, veggie loaded sides, plus we share a recipe for a the classic green bean casserole with a healthy twist that was actually submitted by one of our rockstar subscribers!


1. Mustard Green Goddess Salad

One bite of a raw leaf and you know that it came from a mustard green plant, less bitter than kale and almost as peppery as arugula this leafy green is often overlooked. The natural mustard-like flavor pairs perfectly with the earthy lentils and sweet squash. 

2. Pumpkin Goat Cheese Pasta.

Don't lie, we had you at "Goat Cheese." Roasted pumpkin is packed with nutrients and will leave you feeling full for hours while the creamy goat cheese tops it off with a cozy tang. 

Brussels Sprouts Salad

3. Brussels Sprouts Salad

A fun twist on the traditional Thanksgiving side, this version takes crispy toasted Brussels sprouts tossed in a slurry of rosemary and red pepper flakes on a bed of nutty soba noodles. This is also a great way to use up left over Turkey for days after Thanksgiving. 


4. Green Bean Casserole

Thanks to the help of one of our rockstar subscribers, Renee,  we transformed the classic green bean casserole into a healthy Voeden treat. Coconut milk replaces the gravy and homemade crispy onions make for the perfect topping. 

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Gingersnap Smoothie

Gingersnap Smoothie Recipe

Molasses is the star of this recipe and as many of you know a thick, dark brown syrup that is a by product of refined sugar production. Where as the super refined and processed white sugar heads to our shelves, the molasses, which is super nutrient dense, is often times forgotten about completely. 

While there are various grades of molasses, blackstrap is by far the most nutritious. Blackstrap is rich in iron, magnesium, copper, calcium, potassium and vitamin B6. Just two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses has 13% of the daily recommended intake (DRI) of iron. The high iron content is extremely helpful for those who are anemic or pregnant as a natural way to get iron into your body. 

Here is a tasty way to consume molasses without the traditional cookie aspect attached to it. Remember making your own nut milk it really easy, but if you're busy don't stress too much if you have to buy some. Stay healthy, stay happy and stay warm. 


  • 1 c. nut milk (I used almond that I flavor with a pinch of maple syrup and vanilla)
  • 1 pinch ginger powder
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbs. blackstrap molasses
  • 1 scoop ALOHA vanilla protein (optional)
  • 1 drop Thieves essential oil (optional)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth and dreamy.
  2. Garnish with a dollop of coconut milk and a pinch of cinnamon
  3. Enjoy!