Thanksgiving comes but once a year with roast Turkey and Pumpkin Pie and all manner of sugary goodies. Here at Cook for Your LIFE our focus is on making it easy to add a slew of healthy veggie side dishes. We’re giving you an overview of what’s in market, and a different way of looking at 2 classic Turkey Day veggies, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes. Look and learn

What’s in the Market?

Ann is touring the pre-Thanksgiving bounty at New York City’s Union Square Greenmarket, including leeks, green beans, winter squash, turnips, cauliflower, beets, and more Click on the veggies with links to print out recipes for your feast.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe transforms plain old sweet potatoes into a truly delectable side. These sweet potato fries are definitely sweet but they are certainly aren’t fried. They are baked with very little oil to produce the perfect easy Turkey Day side sans marshmallow. And did we say delicious? Try them

Potato Souffle

This Potato Soufflee is an elevated (no pun intended) alternative to plain mashed potato. Soufflees are not always a fancy dessert nor are they difficult to make. The separated eggs up the nutrition ante and lighten the texture of simple foods like mashed potatoes by adding air and protein to them. I love this as a dressed up version of mashed potatoes for the Thanksgiving Turkey. Add extra cheese and it can be a perfect weeknight supper eaten with a salad of dark leafy greens. Look and learn!

Spiced Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is so good for us and so delicious, especially roasted. Spiced Oven Roasted Cauliflower is one of my favorite ways to cook this delicious cruciferous vegetable for the Thanksgiving table, or any time. It’s super easy. Look and learn!