Who would’ve thought mashed sweet potatoes could get any better? You get all the flavor and a fun new look when your favorite creamy orange spuds are spun into bite-sized blossoms in this easy recipe. Simply drop dollops onto a sheet to make freeform flowers, then bake for crispy outer edges and melt-in-your mouth mash deliciousness inside.
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Don’t the let bad news about French fries get you down. Burgers and sandwiches don’t have to be served solo! Just pick parsnips over potatoes and bake rather than fry. These root vegetables look like white carrots and taste a bit like their orange cousins, too—only they’re slightly sweeter with a hint of nutty flavor. Toss slices with olive oil, nutritional yeast and a little garlic salt, then pop in the oven until crispy.
A creamy casserole made without heavy cream—now that’s something to be thankful for! Seasonal squash and baby spinach star in this healthy, hearty side dish that’s perfect for holiday dinners or any night of the week. Short on time? Pick up a package of pre-cubed butternut squash to skip a step. And if there’s no nutritional yeast on hand, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese can be subbed in.
If leafy greens leave you longing for more, this hearty (yet not heavy) salad is going to hit the spot. Crisp, colorful veggies come together with couscous for a nutrient-packed, low-cal lunch or dinner side dish that’s as healthy as it is tasty. Toss with a tangy, homemade balsamic dressing and add a sprinkling of low-fat feta cheese for extra flavor.
Want to dazzle family and friends this Thanksgiving with a tart, rich cranberry side dish that makes turkey taste more succulent and brings out the savory goodness of stuffing, corn soufflés and other starchy fare? Then look no further than this quick cranberry-walnut relish recipe. We promise, you’ll be grateful for how easy it is to assemble when every other surface of your kitchen countertop is covered with food!
Crisp, sweet apples and chewy chopped pecans add autumn flavor and plenty of mouth-pleasing texture to this vegan chickpea salad. Serve as is on a bed of baby spinach, with crackers as a dip or tucked into a whole wheat tortilla for a wholesome wrap.
French fries with zero grams of fat? That’s the magic of oven-baking and using creative, healthy substitutions for the usual heavy oils. In this recipe, sweet potato wedges are tossed with pure vanilla and a light sprinkling of cinnamon, then baked to crispy, chewy perfection. Not only are they packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, an entire serving contains just 144 calories!
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