Side Dishes

Citrus Fennel Salad with Champagne-Lemon Vinaigrette

This bright and flavorful Citrus Fennel Salad makes a regular appearance on our fall and winter menu plan. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or your next holiday party!  Pin the Recipe This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. This Citrus Fennel Salad has been my go-to side salad for dinners for the past couple of winters…

Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel

Passed down for generations, Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel is a sweet and comforting side dish the whole family loves, especially with my healthier twists! Pin the Recipe It should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed me here that I love to cook, but when asked about my first cooking memories for this month’s Recipe ReDux, I was…

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….

All About Tomatoes + Caprese Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

Learn about the varieties, health benefits, & culinary uses of fresh summer tomatoes. Then enjoy delicious & healthy Caprese Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes! Summer is the ultimate season for fresh, juicy tomatoes! I personally love summer tomatoes, especially ones that are home grown in my parents’ garden or purchased from the farmers market. Not only are tomatoes delicious and versatile, but…

Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette

Find out why jicama is so good for you and enjoy it in this quick, easy, and delicious spinach salad.  Pin this Recipe When you serve tacos on Tuesday nights, do you have a go-to veggie to serve on the side? If not, then this Spinach Salad with Jicama recipe is for you! What is Jicama? Have you heard of…

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Fennel, Toasted Almonds, and Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette

Sweet, juicy strawberries, crisp fennel, peppery arugula, and crunchy toasted almonds are tossed together in a sweet and elegant strawberry Champagne vinaigrette dressing for an easy weeknight side dish or festive appetizer for company. Pin the Recipe This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Did you know May is National Salad Month? If not, then now you…

Spring Pea and Radish Farro Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

Nutty farro, crunchy radishes, and sweet peas are tossed together in a tart lemon mint dressing in this bright Spring Pea and Radish Farro Salad! | Pin the Recipe  I was compensated for writing the original article, “Spring Peas,” and developing the Spring Pea and Radish Farro Salad recipe found in the May 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated…

Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Grilled avocados are stuffed with a light and fresh mixture of corn, black beans, and tomatoes in this elegant yet simple appetizer, side dish, or vegan entrée. Pin the Recipe I am so happy that grilling season is here! It took quite some time for spring to join us here in New York, but the season has arrived and with…

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Pomegranate Ginger Dressing

  Enjoy the versatility of winter root vegetables by taking them from side dish to main dish in this seasonal salad bursting with color, flavor, and nutrition! | Pin the Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the January 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with…

Cranberry Ginger Sorghum Salad {Recipe ReDux}

This sorghum salad is made by infusing whole-grain sorghum with fresh cranberries and ginger for a flavorful and nutrient-rich side dish. Serve it alongside your favorite protein for a balanced lunch or dinner. In honor of the first Recipe ReDux of 2016, this month’s theme is A New Ingredient for the New Year.  Pick a new ingredient that you’ve been wanting…

Cooking with the Kids: Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

| Pin the Recipe Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  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…