Eyes on the Sides — Healthy Holiday Side Dishes
Tired of holiday carb-loading? This season, trade in tradition for lighter, brighter, and more daring side dishes
By Lauren Wells • Photographs by Michael Fornataro Art Direction by Samantha Casale + Lauren Wells
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Thanksgiving lineup sans turkey — but that doesn’t mean you have to let the bird steal the whole show. Those small plates decking out the rest of the table? They’re ready to shine, and we’re ready to help you design an unforgettable holiday spread. Adorned with local chefs’ inspiring imagination and boundless talent, this side dish sampler is a well-rounded cast of recreated classics, unconventional inventions, health-conscious ingredients, and vegetarian-friendly dishes to boot. We even added a few cocktails to the mix, for good measure, of course (you can thank us later). Whether you’re cooking for two or 20, there’s plenty to go around — so dust off that apron, and embrace your ambition. It’s party time.