Side Dishes

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy baked sweet potato fries are easy to make, kid-friendly, and delicious. The perfect side dish for any weeknight family dinner! These Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are one of my go-to side dishes for the family – my girls, hubby, and I all love them equally, sometimes to the point of fighting over the last few! In fact, one…

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad

Roasted Cherry Farro Salad is a sweet and savory dish hearty enough for a light lunch and perfect as a side dish next to your favorite entrée. For months, my girls have been asking me for fresh cherries, and I’m so excited that I can finally fulfill their requests now that cherry season is here! There’s nothing like sitting on the…

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad is a quick and easy recipe you can put on top of a bed of greens for lunch or serve as a side dish at dinner.   By now you probably know that I don’t pack my girls the typical school lunch you’d find in most kids lunchboxes. Soynut Butter (no PB allowed in…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze {Recipe}

Roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed with a sweet pomegranate maple glaze and topped with pomegranate seeds in this simple and delicious side dish perfect for the holiday season and beyond. This recipe originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Brussels Sprouts: Little Cabbages with Big Flavor and Nutrition,”…

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Maple-roasted delicata squash tops cider-infused quinoa and is garnished with thyme and pomegranate seeds in this easy, yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for the holidays or any day of the week. I don’t know about you, but I love all the seasonal ingredients this time of year. Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and winter squash…even apples, which…

Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole with Maple Pecans {Recipe}

Lighten up a Thanksgiving classic with this naturally sweet and creamy Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole that’s full of flavor and nutrition. Topped with sweet and crunchy maple pecans, I promise you won’t miss the marshmallows! This recipe originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet Potatoes + Carrots,”…