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Side Dishes

Braised Red Cabbage and Apples with Maple and Thyme

Add some color to your plate with this pretty and delicious side dish of Braised Red Cabbage and Apples!  *Updated September 29, 2020. Originally published October 2012.  When people think of cabbage, they often think about recipes for stuffed cabbage or cole slaw. As much as I love stuffed cabbage, it’s not the quickest recipe to make. To enjoy the flavors…

Corn & Basil Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Savory corn & basil cakes speak summer. They’re great as a side dish or the main attraction, and especially delicious when cooked on the grill. *Originally posted September 2013. Updated July 2020.* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement Reasons to Love Corn I love corn, especially during the summer when it’s fresh off the cob….

Rosemary Garlic Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Got bland out-of-season tomatoes? Punch up the flavor with these rosemary garlic oven-roasted tomatoes! They’re quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. *Originally published February 2014. Updated June 2020.* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Late summer when tomato season is at it’s peak, I can pop raw…

Lightened-Up Esquites {Mexican Street Corn Salad}

Take traditional Esquites Mexican street corn salad for a healthier spin with this lightened up version made with low-fat Greek yogurt. The perfect party food paired with tortilla chips or side dish for your next Taco Tuesday! Pin this Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet Summer Corn,” and developing the recipe found in the August 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian….

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad

Maple-roasted delicata squash tops cider-infused quinoa and is garnished with thyme and pomegranate seeds in this easy, yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for the holidays or any day of the week. Pin the Recipe I don’t know about you, but I love all the seasonal ingredients this time of year. Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and winter…

Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  Pin the Recipe Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you see…

Steamed/Instant Pot Artichokes Vinaigrette

Ever make artichokes vinaigrette? They’re an easy side dish or appetizer perfect for sharing with friends and family. Pin the Recipe This page also contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. During college I studied abroad in Florence and lived with seven other girls. To this day two of them are among my closest friends, including my “twin”…

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Lighten up classic potato salad with roasted sweet potato salad tossed with cilantro, scallions, and a honey-lime vinaigrette. Pin the Recipe Roasted Sweet Potato Salad has been making an appearance on my menu plans for over five years, but it was high time I gave it a makeover here on the blog. Chances are you didn’t even know this recipe…

Golden Roasted Cauliflower (aka Popcorn Cauliflower)

Golden Roasted Cauliflower is a simple side dish that is healthy, delicious, and brightens up any table. You may even find it as addictive as popcorn!  Pin the Recipe This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Spring is here, spring is here! That’s what we should be shouting, but instead, I’m staring out my window at…

Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Enjoy the flavors of fall with this pretty and delicious Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad. A perfect side dish or starter salad, especially for the holidays.   Pin this Recipe It’s not news that gut health is a hot topic in the nutrition world and beyond these days, but what you may not know is that your immune system relies…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy baked sweet potato fries are easy to make, kid-friendly, and delicious. The perfect side dish for any weeknight family dinner! Pin the Recipe These Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are one of my go-to side dishes for the family – my girls, hubby, and I all love them equally, sometimes to the point of fighting over the last few!…