15 Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving

Everyone talks about the turkey or the ham, but veggies and side dishes deserve the spotlight, too!

15 Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving

Did you know the average American eats between 3,000 and 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving? And that's just the start of the holiday season!

Trim some easy calories off your meal with healthy veggies and side dishes from the kitchens of Dr. Oz and his many guests.

Dr. Oz’s Root Veggie Medley


This recipe comes straight from Dr. Oz’s kitchen. Not only does this veggie combo provide a bounty of vitamins and minerals, it’s also very easy to make and can serve as a main or side dish.\r\n

\r\nGet the recipe here.

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