Category Archives: Vegetable and Fruit Side Dishes

Kale and Feta Salad {with Homemade Honey Vinegar Dressing}

Over the holidays I was part of a Facebook group created to motivate and encourage one another to get through the holidays while still eating healthy (enough) and making time for exercise.  Of course, this is easier said than done during the holiday season, but with a little added support, it sure helped me! One …

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Simple Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Need a last minute dish to bring to Christmas dinner?  Look no further, this fruit salad is a super simple healthy side dish.  And the best part is you likely have the ingredients on hand! I love Christmas dinner.  About 99 percent of the time, our family has Honey Baked Ham, which to me is …

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Roasted California Blend Vegetables

Roasted California Blend Vegetables Roasted vegetables are a staple in my house these days.  They are an easy, nutritious side dish to just about any meal.  And you can basically season them a million different ways.  I started roasting vegetables when steaming got a bit boring.  Thankfully, roasting is just as healthy as steaming them …

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Sautéed Green Beans with Almonds

So after my indulgent Sweet Potato Casserole recipe a few days ago, I thought I’d provide a healthier vegetable alternative.  This green bean (aka string or snap beans) recipe is a great addition to almost any meal, like my Honey Barbecue Meatloaf (pictured below), but could easily be used as a healthy side dish for an …

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Sweet Potato Casserole

You almost didn’t see this post.  After calculating the nutritional facts for this recipe I considered not posting it.  The calories are a bit much (even for an indulgent recipe in my opinion).  But I thought if it’s for the purpose of Thanksgiving or Christmas, which only happen once a year, then it’s ok to …

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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

When people find out I’m a dietitian, they sometimes can’t help but ask, ‘so what do you eat?’  Do you eat healthy all the time?  Do you EVER eat dessert?  Do you ever allow your kids to eat anything besides healthy foods? Now, if you saw me, you’d know I LOVE to eat…meaning I am …

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