A pile of tender-crisp, steamed green beans makes the perfect side dish for just about any main course. Give yours a citrusy twist with a splash of sweet, tangy orange and lemon juices, plus a zesty kick from freshly ground black pepper and natural sea salt. Quick tip: For freshest flavor, don’t wash green beans until you’re ready to steam them. They’ll keep well in your refrigerator for up to a week.
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Rather than tossing into a salad, let cucumbers stand solo with this refreshing, zesty side dish that takes just minutes to make. Light, cool and crisp, cukes are known for their high water content, but they’re also a great source of vitamin C (supplying six percent of the Daily Value per cup!), vitamin K and potassium. Choose the long, thin English variety for semi-seedless slices and mild, rarely bitter taste.
Recently, we asked our Facebook fans to post their favorite healthy meals. We received an overwhelming number of delicious, nutritious submissions. (Seriously, we were starving all day just looking at everyone’s culinary creations!) Every week, we’ll feature one fan’s recipe.
This week’s dish is…
Get your grill ready for the big get-together with a recipe that’s perfect for your vegetarian guests. Thick-sliced eggplant is tossed with a mixture of sweet honey, olive oil and coconut flakes then grilled until tender. Serve it as a side with other BBQ favorites, or make it the main dish for a healthier holiday meal.
Satisfy crunch cravings with this colorful coleslaw, speckled with caraway seeds and tossed with healthy Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Red cabbage is rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins A, C, K and B-6—plus, it’s naturally sweet (not to mention eye catching!), making this salad the perfect side to serve with a savory springtime dish.
Spruce up traditional stuffing with the clever addition of sweet, chopped dried cherries and crunchy sunflower seeds. This gluten-free side dish is made with brown rice instead of bread crumbs–so it can be enjoyed by everyone at your holiday table! Read more →
Cranberries are in season only a few short months every year, with the best of these plump, ripe treasures arriving at your supermarket just in time for the holidays. This simple Homemade Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce is made from fresh, whole berries and a touch of cinnamon and orange. It’s so easy to prepare, you’ll never consider serving “canned” again.
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