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Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

These delicious breaded cauliflower florets are baked in the oven with a parmesan-crumb crust, they remind me of my Moms fried cauliflower I used to love as a kid – without all the frying!

Cauliflower Nuggets

I gave one of my favorite veggies – roasted broccoli – the parmesan treatment (topped with with marinara and melted mozzarella)! If it works for eggplant, why not broccoli!

Roasted Broccoli Parmesan

These Brussels sprouts start in the skillet and finish in the oven for perfectly charred edges, then drizzled with buffalo hot sauce and crumbled blue cheese – SO good!!

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts with Crumbled Blue Cheese

This lightened Butternut Squash Gratin is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Butternut Squash Gratin

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

For busy families looking for delicious, healthy meals that will keep everyone’s stomachs full and happy, lentils and rice with eggs and bacon are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers!

Lentils and Rice with Eggs and Bacon

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with shrimp, perfect for dining al fresco!

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad are delicious topped with a Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing, goes great with anything you're grilling!

Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

All the deliciousness of stuffed mushrooms without all the work! An easy side dish you can serve any night of the week!

Dina’s Tossed Mushrooms

Peaches are so ripe and juicy right now, the perfect time to make this easy, delicious salad you can whip up in minutes!

Peach Arugula Salad

When you think of grilled vegetables, corn, eggplant, peppers and zucchini usually come to mind. But did you know you can make brussels sprouts on the grill too? They come out charred on the edges and make the perfect side to grilled steaks, pork or chicken.

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

This creamy potato salad made with rainbow potatoes, celery, pickles, mustard and dill is lightened up using half mayonnaise, half yogurt. Perfect for picnics and backyard parties all summer long.

Rainbow Potato Salad

This Mexican inspired dish of Cauliflower Rice uses finely chopped cauliflower, which makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice.

Mexican Cauliflower “Rice”

This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it's also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.

Shredded Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Avocado

This Mediterranean Bean Salad is so light and fresh, made with lemon juice, mint and parsley. This can be served as a side dish, perfect for potlucks or to make it a main for lunch serve it over spiralized cucumbers.

Mediterranean Bean Salad

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)

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles are a healthy pasta alternative or side dish that only takes about 10 minutes to roast in the oven.

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles

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 the perfect side dish that goes with everything from tacos, enchiladas, refried beans –you name it!

Quick Mexican Brown Rice

Asian Spicy Garlic Edamame is a flavor explosion in your mouth! An easy, totally addicting snack or side dish!

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