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?

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.

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.

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.

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!)

Spicy Thai Vegetables

Family Circle

A hint of fish sauce (don't knock it 'til you try it!) lends a nice salty quality to the marinade for these Asian grilled vegetables.

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

Vegetable Potpies

Fitness

Parmesan-dusted whole-wheat bread slices stand in for the fat-laden pastry crust in this vegetable-packed pot pie dinner.

Total: 30 mins
Total: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins

Green Bean Fries

Parents

In place of deep-fried potatoes, serve these crispy vegetable fries as a side to your sandwich.

Total: 45 mins
Total: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins

MyPlate Meal: Healthy Vegetable Pizza and Salad

Pizza is something you're bound to find just about anywhere you go in the world. And with good reason; Pizza is among humanity's greatest achievements. Not to forget dear Naples, which came up with the Margherita (named after the queen of Italy) in the late 19th century.

Healthy Vegetable Ratatouille: Cook Once, Eat Twice

My ratatouille is in the oven, and I'm enjoying the aromas of summer--a winning combination of red peppers, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and onions, with hints of fresh herbs such as rosemary and basil. This week's recipe involves a good bit of chopping on the front end, but it's worth the effort (simply double the recipe). Pixar made "ratatouille" a household name a few years ago.

Healthy Italian Vegetable Pizzas: 30-Minute Meal

Easy summer dinners usual revolve around tossing something on the grill or throwing a potluck supper so you don't have to cook. But, hey, every once in a while, you've got to break up the routine. And that's where this terrific recipe for Italian Vegetable Pizzas comes in.

Healthy Summer Potluck: Easy Vegetable Masala

Next potluck, just tell 'em "I'll bring the Mixed Vegetable Masala." Your hosts will be very, very impressed. So will the guests, who then proceed to devour every last bit of this delectable, spicy vegetarian dish that's as easy to make as it is exotic.

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