Category: Side Dishes

French Onion Soup

There is nothing like a nice warm bowl of soup to warm you up and french onion soup is hands down my favorite soup. It’s so simplistic and yet has such a deep taste. I’m also a huge fan of caramelized onions so that could be a big reason for my love of this soup. This simple french onion soup is easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. In fact, it requires just six ingredients if you ignore the bread and cheese part! I need to remind myself that I usually have all the ingredients for...

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Crisp Apple Coleslaw

During the summer months, I love to make salads and other dishes that do not require heat. Coleslaw is one of my favorites to make. It’s so easy, doesn’t heat up my kitchen, and cheap! Crisp Apple Coleslaw  gives just a bit of a fruity twist to traditional coleslaw. This recipe is such a simple one. It requires few ingredients and they are all healthy so you can feel great about eating this coleslaw! Juicy apples, hints of celery seed, and crisp cabbage… lovely. Crisp Apple Coleslaw Slaw: 10 cups cabbage slaw mix 3 apples – chopped Dressing: 2...

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sage

We are on a bit of a sweet potato kick lately. I’ve prepared them a few ways like my mashed sweet potatoes with sage brown butter or sweet potato rice but one of my favorites is simply roasting them. They taste great and they are incredibly easy to prepare. These sweet potatoes would make a great side dish, a great alternative to French fries, and my kids even eat them by the plate full for lunch. Sweet Potatoes are a great food to add to your diet because they are high in antioxidants, fiber, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and folate....

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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini. It is almost the like the fruitcake of summer… except that people will actually eat zucchini and they generally appreciate it when the neighbor brings over a zucchini the size of a newborn. By the end of zucchini season however, people begin to wonder what else to make other then tons of zucchini bread. If you are looking for something a bit different, why not give zucchini fritters a try? Not only do you use up a massive amount of zucchini but also they are also pretty healthy! Zucchini Fritters are a bit like a pancake but with...

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Carrot Fries

Everyone loves fries. They are that great side that goes with so many dishes. The downside to fries being that they are usually fried and thus high in fats (and usually not the good kind) and potatoes just don’t have a ton going on for them. That’s not to say that potatoes are something to be avoided but why make fries out of potatoes when there are carrots fries to be had? That’s right! Fries made out of carrots!!! One day, my children were getting a bit tired of carrots but unfortunately for them, we bought a huge bag...

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Sunshine Carrots

This recipe was one that my mother-in-law makes on occasion and although I’ve tweaked the original recipe a bit to make it a bit healthier it’s still the same great side dish that our family loves. Most people love the tartness of orange juice with the hint of sweetness that covers these carrots and kids are no exception! My kids are finally getting back to the point where they like eating veggies. One of their favorite ways to eat carrots is Sunshine Carrots. It’s a really simple recipe but an easy way to get your kids to eat their...

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