When it comes to the holiday season, we love hosting but don't always have the time to make everything for our dinner parties from scratch. On top of that, while marking off our holiday party checklist
, most of the time we're covered on all the indulgent things like apple pie
, but our healthier offerings can be a bit lacking. (It's a lot more exciting to plot out which big-batch cocktail to serve guests than to make sure there are enough veggies on the table!) But the grocery store can solve both these problems. Scroll on for 16 of our favorite nutritious side dishes to buy instead of make.
Trader Joe's ABC + K Slaw ($4):
Made from apples, beets, carrots, and kale, this orange-poppy-seed slaw adds a bright note to your holiday feast.
Costco Quinoa Salad ($12):
This light, herb-filled quinoa salad is the perfect palate refresher when paired with heavier dishes.
Taylor Farms Kale Chopped Salad ($4):
Hearty kale, shredded Brussels sprouts, and radicchio are livened up by Asiago cheese and a lemon garlic vinaigrette in this super tasty salad kit.
Wegmans Carrot Puree ($7):
Serve this carrot puree as a side, use it as a base for your artfully plated holiday roast, or turn it into a silky soup.
Williams Sonoma Cauliflower Mash ($80):
Keep things low-carb at your feast without skimping on taste with this cauliflower mash. Parmesan and cream cheese are folded into the cauliflower for a rich, creamy flavor.
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