15 Vegetarian Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Everyone talks about the turkey or the ham – but what about turning your attention toward veggies and healthier side dishes this year. The average American eats between 3,000 and 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. And that is only the starting point for an entire holiday season of overeating ahead. Want an easy way to cut down and stay slim this holiday season? Try out some of these healthy and delicious dishes from the kitchens of Dr. Oz and his many guests.

In addition to fewer calories and fewer pounds, there are a multitude of health benefits associated with going vegetarian. According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians have lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer. Though it may be hard to give up eating meat, you may reconsider when you see some of these yummy meat-free dishes.