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4 Really Easy, Healthy, Yummy Thanksgiving Sides for Busy Cooks

Cooking a festive holiday meal needn't be complicated. Complement your turkey or roast with these super-simple-and-delicious sides—no processed ingredients in any!

For the best combination of easy, yummy and healthy in holiday side-dish recipes, look no further. Lisa Leake, who writes the popular food blog 100 Days of Real Food, has now given us the cookbook 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous. And we thank her, because not only are all of her mouth-watering recipes processed-food-free, they're also truly doable for time-strapped working moms. The four recipes you'll find here are just right for a very happy Thanksgiving meal. You'll thank us—and Lisa! Click recipe title for details.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple Juice

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Lindsey Rose Johnson

Cooking Brussels sprouts on the stove with some lovely bacon and then finishing them off with some sweet apple juice hits the spot.

Simple Skillet Cornbread

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Lindsey Rose Johnson

This skillet cornbread is super easy to make. Crumble it up to make stuffing, or serve it on the side.

Simple Green Beans with Almonds

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Lindsey Rose Johnson

Green bean dishes are holiday favorites. This one is so tasty yet so easy, you'll make it all the time (and the kids'll always eat their beans 🙂 .

Cinnamon-Glazed Bananas

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Lindsey Rose Johnson

This dessert is similar to Bananas Foster, but oh-so simple to make. Such a tasty real-food treat—with or instead of pumpkin pie.

Written by Lisa Leake for Working Mother and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

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