10 healthy side dishes
Whether you're balancing a rich entree or complementing a light one, these sides add a burst of health to your plate
No need to toss those peels in the compost. Roast them with sage leaves and a little oil, and you've got a crisp and ingenious topping. In the mash, we replaced butter with the coconut spread, which brings out the parsnips' sweetness.
The combination of fresh peas and mint yields a harmonious and nutritional side dish. Peas are in the legume family, and these vegetables are typically high in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and cholesterol.
This salad pleasantly reminds us of fresh salsa, and wouldn't be out of place on a Mexican-themed buffet or on the table with beef fajitas or pork or shrimp tacos.
Recipe: Tomato Salad with Chile and Lime