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An easy 5-ingredient carrot salad that is lemony, bright and delicious! You don't need a spiralizer to make it, you can use pre-shredded carrots or use a potato peeler to cut the carrots into ribbons.

Spiralized Carrot Salad with Lemon and Dijon

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb mash uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale, which I have to say is really darn good!

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

This is my quick version of Puerto Rican style beans, which I make with either pink or red canned beans and diced potatoes, perfect when you need a quick side.

Puerto Rican Style Beans

Sesame Orange Broccoli

In an effort to still enjoy the flavors yet lighten things up a bit, I decided to create this roasted cauliflower and chickpea dish with minty yogurt. It’s great for lunch or as a side dish with dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Minted Yogurt

Madison, my youngest daughter loves raw carrots. She gets them in her lunch box every single day, so when she saw these rainbow carrots in Trader Joe's, she couldn't believe carrots came in so many colors so I had to buy them for her to taste. The colors are just gorgeous, but you can also use orange carrots for this recipe.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Ginger

These sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs.

Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

This quick Mexican brown rice is super healthy and easy to make.

Quick Mexican Brown Rice

A winter squash medley roasted with a savory, sweet, spicy and smokey seasoning – SO good and a huge hit with my husband!

Roasted Seasoned Winter Squash Medley

Spicy Garlic Edamame

Roasted carrots drizzled with a little oil and finished with Feta, a drizzle of truffle oil, fresh lemon and lemon zest. My FAVORITE way to eat carrots!

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Feta, Truffle and Lemon Zest

This easy light summer salad, made with cucumbers, strawberries, almonds and fresh herbs is great alongside grilled chicken, fish or for a light lunch you can double the serving and add some goat cheese to the mix or serve it over quinoa for more protein.

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

I think it was on an episode of MasterChef Junior that I heard the quote "what grows together, goes together" which makes so much sense. Zucchini, tomatoes and basil are just made for each other, you can serve as a side dish, as suggested, or even as a main dish topped with some grilled shrimp or chicken.

Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes

Skinny Shrimp Salsa is so good, you might not want to share! Made with shrimp, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and lime juice. Bring this to a party and watch it disappear!

Skinny Shrimp Salsa

This savory Watermelon "Pizza" with Feta and Balsamic is delicious, refreshing and makes a fun summer salad or side dish with anything you're grilling!

Watermelon “Pizza” with Feta and Balsamic

Watermelon Caprese Salad is a delicious summer twist on the classic Caprese typically made with tomato.

Watermelon Caprese Salad

This quick, simple slaw is a staple in my house. Perfect when you need something acidic to balance a savory dish. Everyone loves this, including my toddler only for her I leave out the red onion. It's also low-carb, vegetarian, gluten-free and whole30 compliant.

Quick Cabbage Slaw

Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!

Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon

5-ingredient Sweet Potato Latkes – a healthier take on the traditional deep fried potato pancakes, these are lightly pan fried in a small amount of olive oil, made with sweet potatoes instead of white and made EASY by using a spiralizer because it eliminates the need to grate the potatoes, which can take a lot of time.

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes

This beautiful apple and cabbage slaw is sweet, bright and crisp, the perfect side dish to any meal and great to bring to a potluck.

Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw

This healthy salad is a great way to jump start your Spring! Quinoa, black beans, mango and vegetables with cilantro and lime juice – a delicious combination perfect for lunch or as a side dish. (perfect for Meatless Mondays!) Leftovers are great, the flavors only get better the next day.

Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley

These pan roasted brussels sprouts and shallots are perfectly charred, and finished with a sweet balsamic glaze.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots with Balsamic Glaze

Roasting cauliflower brings out its nuttiness flavor and caramelizes the edges. This is such an easy way to prepare it, I toss it with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and top it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some lemon zest when it comes out of the oven.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Beet noodles baked with tomatoes, red onion, olives and Feta. Serve this as an appetizer with some baked pita chips, as a side dish or even as a main dish, topped with grilled shrimp or chicken – this dish is a keeper!

Spiralized Mediterranean Beet and Feta Skillet Bake

Creamy mashed cauliflower made with a touch of whipped butter, buttermilk, garlic and herbs and topped with cheese and bacon – low-carb, but you'll swear it's loaded with tons of calories!

Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake

This raw shredded brussels sprouts salad is so simple to make, even a 4 year old can do it (with Mommy's help). Tossed with a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, it makes a wonderful side dish to any meal, and my family loves it!

Raw Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Oil

Broccoli and Cheese Tots

Cilantro-Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Massaged Raw Kale Salad

A simple Fall side dish, made with just 3 ingredients (butternut, pure maple syrup and oil) plus s + p!

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash