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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

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 b ...
Autumn Roasted Squash

Autumn Roasted Squash

Roasting acorn squash is a quick-and-easy way to prepare this mild and slightly-sweet, orangish-yellow “veggie” (which, like pumpkin, is technically a fruit). Just cut into wedges, prep with agave nectar and cinnamon and bake for about 2 ...
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Mini anything is fun””but with tiny tomatoes, you get big benefits in addition to the cute, little size. Each red round is loaded with lycopene, a potent antioxidant, plus protein, fiber and plenty of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Tired o ...
Sweet Balsamic Fennel Salad

Sweet Balsamic Fennel Salad

You might know fennel for its flavorful seeds, often embedded in breads (think: rye) and sausages. But the underground bulb of this versatile veggie is another edible part with spicy-sweet taste that’s enjoyed cooked or raw””such as in th ...
Creamy Cilantro Slaw Salad

Creamy Cilantro Slaw Salad

Kick heavy mayo to the curb! This coleslaw’s creaminess comes from Greek yogurt, a lower-fat dressing alternative that makes this quick side dish a pleasantly nutritious picnic addition. For your mixed greens, pick colorful cabbage or go with a ...
Zesty Green Beans

Zesty Green Beans

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 natu ...
Balsamic Cucumber Salad

Balsamic Cucumber Salad

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 ...