Healthy in 30: Holiday Sides
"Healthy" and "holiday" belong side-by-side!
The holidays can wreak havoc on your weight. Instead of the traditional high-fat and high-cal sides, try one (or some!) of these healthier—and just-as-delicious—alternatives!
A festival of fall flavors, serve this dish at your next holiday gathering.
The perfect green side dish.
This healthy, homey dish, spiked with fresh corn and extra-sharp cheddar cooks up soft and golden with the satisfaction of corn bread and the lightness of a soufflé.
This salad is chock-full of vitamin A for skin and eye health, vitamin K and calcium for strong bones, and diabetes-fighting fiber.
Perfect as a vegetarian main course, this green bean salad also fills the bill as a great potluck dish.
A quick side dish for your weeknight meals.
Bacon may make Brussels sprouts taste better, but these Brussels sprouts have their own sweet, earthy charm, too. When roasted in the oven with bacon, the results are stunning.
Macaroni and cheese muffins? You heard correctly.Simply mix cooked macaroni with a few ingredients, scoop it into muffin tins, and presto: healthy, portion-controlled, marvelous macaroni and cheese that you can eat out of hand.
If you don’t fall into the camp that likes a fruity stuffing, here’s a tasty option with tangy sourdough bread, spicy sausage, and lots of herbs.
These easy sweet potatoes are the perfect last-minute side dish for the holidays!
A timeless combination of broccoli and cheese.
A perfect combination of fresh asparagus and earthy mushrooms.
This colorful collection of veggies is the ultimate fall fusion.
Cranberries help prevent urinary tract infections; pears are high in vitamin K, which supports healthy bones.
A quick-and-easy, super-tasty, high-fiber combination of flavors, colors and crunch.
Mother nature speaks for itself in this kale creation.
A garden-full of goodness is what you’ll find in this modern, meatless take on stuffed bell peppers.
Green beans and potatoes are lightly sautéed and seasoned with lemon and rosemary.
A splash of fiery pepper-flavored vodka makes this cauliflower dish the life of the party!
Think spanakopita but without all the work.
Use both yellow squash and zucchini in this easy casserole.
Garlic cloves, cooked along with the potatoes, give this purée extra body and lots of flavor.
Sweet raisins paired with smoky turkey sausage to stuff a bird or serve plain.
Sweet potatoes are great sources of vitamins C and A, as well as fiber, potassium and bone-building calcium.
Stuffed with mahogany-hued red rice, these boats are hearty yet elegant.
The best thing about this yummy, cheesy pasta and cauliflower dish is that it comes together so fast.
This snack can be made in the microwave or the oven.
A fresh holiday side salad.
A satisfying, colorful, vegetarian main dish.
Gremolata is a mixture of parsley, lemon zest, and garlic traditionally used as a garnish for osso buco, but there’s no reason we have to wait until veal shank night to enjoy this herbal breath of freshness.