Healthy Vegetable Dishes

Mom always said, "Eat your vegetables." These vegetable recipes make it easy, with healthy main dishes and sides that are bursting with healthy veggie variety.

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Make Mine Meatless: Tasty, Healthy Main Dishes

One of my goals for the new year is to cook one meatless dinner per week. Recipes like Greek Quinoa with Avocados make it easy to stick to that goal. Why the push for meatless?

Creamy Smashed Turnips

Diabetic Living

Cut carbs not flavor by using turnips in place of potatoes in this creamy, low-calorie side dish that's simple enough to serve for a weeknight dinner.

Roasted Asparagus and Other Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Add dried Italian seasoning or a combination of dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, or rosemary for added flavor to this roasted vegetable side dish.

Sideshow: 8 Super (Super-Easy) Vegetable Side Dishes

We all know that we could stand to eat more vegetables -- but let's face it, vegetable side dishes can be a pain in the you-know-what. Don't get us wrong: the idea of that tidy, pretty pile of veggies balancing out the plate is nice and all, but like spotless kitchen floors and wrinkle-free beds, not necessarily realistic. On busy weeknights, it's all we can do to get the main course on the table, let alone fish out another recipe that takes half an hour or more to make.

Yuca with Garlic and Rosemary

Better Homes and Gardens

Yuca is a mild-flavored starchy root vegetable with a tough dark skin that is peeled like a potato. Here, cut-up yucca is boiled and tossed with rosemary and garlic.

Total: 25 mins

Summer Vegetable Side Dishes: A Bounty for the Making

What were we thinking of as kids, refusing to eat our vegetables? Whereas once our parents had to resort to an arsenal of tactics just to get us to take a bite, by turns cajoling, imploring and vacillating between reward (the promise of dessert!) and threat (go to your room!)

Total: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins

Sweet-and-Sour Onions

Ladies' Home Journal

Make these onions to serve as a side dish at a barbecue. The recipe makes enough for 12 people.

Total: 25 mins

Creamy Veggies


Even kids will love eating these creamy, cheesy veggies. And busy will love that this tasty microwaved side dish can be on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Total: 18 mins
Total: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins

Mexican Grilled Corn


Cotija cheese is the key ingredient that takes corn on the cob south of the border.

Total: 20 mins

Edamame Succotash

Family Circle

Replace the traditional lima beans with healthy edamame in this twist on the well-loved side-dish recipe.

Fluffy Dilled Carrots and Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Seasoned cooked carrots add color, style, and a healthy dose of vitamin A to mashed potatoes.

Spinach Saute

Ladies' Home Journal

The combined flavors of shallots and balsamic vinegar turn plain old spinach into an elegant side dish for any main course.

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