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Veg Out: Vegetable Side Dishes

Add more veggies to your meals with these healthy side dish recipes.

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Herbed Corn & Edamame Succotash

Fresh green soybeans make a great stand-in for the traditional lima beans in this classic American dish.

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Brussels Sprouts with Sherry-Asiago Cream Sauce

Top steamed brussels sprouts with a rich but low-fat cream sauce and you'll forget you're eating good-for-you veggies.

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Italian Roasted Snap Peas

Sweet snap peas, leeks, and tomatoes make up this Italian-inspired dish that goes well with grilled chicken or steak.

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Ginger Broccoli

Quickly saute broccoli with fresh ginger, rice vinegar, and fish sauce to add Southeast Asian flavors.

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Cauliflower with Gruyere Sauce

Steamed cauliflower becomes a treat when topped with a rich-tasting cheese sauce.

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Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Pop baby bok choy in the oven for a few minutes and drizzle with lemony dressing for a quick addition to any entree.

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Green & Yellow Beans with Wild Mushrooms

An easy side dish that's great for holiday meals or any weeknight dinner.

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Grilled Pepper Salad

Toss grilled bell peppers with olives and sun-dried tomatoes for an easy summertime side dish.

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets

A sweet glaze helps balance beets' earthy flavor. Not a fan of beets? You can use steamed carrots, turnips, or rutabagas as substitutes.

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Lemon-Mint Snap Peas & Lima Beans

Lemon-mint vinaigrette dresses up snap peas and lima beans in a flash.

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Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest make this Mediterranean-inspired recipe heart-healthy.

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Garlic-Rosemary Mushrooms

Simple sauteed mushrooms (with bacon!) make a quick weeknight side dish. Add pasta with cheese to make it a meal, or fold them into an omelet.

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Sesame-Shiitake Bok Choy

Mellow bok choy makes a great match for earthy shiitake mushrooms.

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Grilled Artichokes

Grilling instead of steaming adds a smoky flavor to tender artichokes.

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Sauteed Spinach with Pine Nuts & Raisins

Sweet golden raisins and crunchy pine nuts brighten up sauteed spinach.

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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Try this for a low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. Garlic, buttermilk, and butter give you the flavors you crave, for only 1/4 the calories of the classic recipe.

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North African Spiced Carrots

Cumin, coriander, and paprika give exotic flavor to a simple carrot dish.

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Carrot Saute with Ginger & Orange

Fresh ginger and orange juice add crisp flavor to grated carrots.

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Mediterranean Lima Beans

You can use canned tomatoes and frozen lima beans to make this hearty side dish in a cinch.

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Lemon Thyme-Tinged Corn Saute

Cut fresh corn off the cob to make this delicious summer side.

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, March 2010.

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miriamfrieden wrote:

Corn is not a vegetable, it is a giant grain made out of sugar, and edamame is a legume, which means it is high in anti-nutrients. I will not be following recipe 1, to say the least!

5/19/2013 02:37:37 PM Report Abuse
hansen19nrp wrote:

my 11 year would never touch it .

5/7/2010 05:05:51 AM Report Abuse

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