A Month of Healthy Vegetable Sides

Revamp your favorite veggies with a month's worth of delicious (and easy!) new recipes. Warning: These side dishes just might steal the show.
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Revamp your favorite veggies with a month's worth of delicious (and easy!) new recipes. Warning: These side dishes just might steal the show.

Zesty Broccoli

Fresh-squeezed orange juice and red wine vinegar keep this dish luscious and light. Add some toasted hazelnuts for that extra protein crunch!

Zesty Broccoli

Zesty Broccoli

Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

Panko has half the calories of regular breadcrumbs and 90% less fat.

Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

Garlicky Broccoli Bites

Adding a few rich ingredients to simple steamed broccoli insures tons of flavor.

Garlicky Broccoli Bites

Garlicky Broccoli Bites

Hot & Sour Roasted Broccoli

Roasting lemon slices bring out even more powerful and palate-pleasing flavor.

Hot & Sour Roasted Broccoli

Hot & Sour Roasted Broccoli

Zucchini Pappardelle

Shaved zucchini takes on a similar texture to pasta. This may become your new favorite Italian dish!

Zucchini Pappardelle

Zucchini Pappardelle

Spicy Zucchini Slaw

Fat burner! Zucchini is high in folate, which boosts metabolism.

Spicy Zucchini Slaw

Spicy Zucchini Slaw

Crunchy Zucchini Coins

When toasted in the oven, grated cheese and crunchy panko mimic a fried coating.

Crunchy Zucchini Coins

Crunchy Zucchini Coins

Curried Cauliflower

Simmering crisp-tender florets in spicy sauce is an easy way to infuse them with tons of flavor.

Curried Cauliflower

Curried Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Good news: 1 cup of cauliflower satisfies two-thirds of your daily vitamin C needs.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Sweet & Tangy Cauliflower

Between the golden raisins and capers, you'll get sweet and salty bursts of flavor in every bite.

Sweet & Tangy Cauliflower

Sweet & Tangy Cauliflower

Almond-Avocado Kale Salad

Tossing raw kale in healthy fats like avocados and almond butter softens it up without making it soggy.

Almond-Avocado Kale Salad

Almond-Avocado Kale Salad

Citrusy Kale Chips

Roasted kale takes on a texture very similar to chips...only lighter and infinitely healthier!

Citrusy Kale Chips

Citrusy Kale Chips

Kale with Bacon

When you're getting so many nutrients out of kale, sometimes it's okay to have a little bit of sinfully delicious crisp bacon.

Kale with Bacon

Kale with Bacon

Greens & Beans

White beans add a creamy component to this protein-packed side dish.

Greens & Beans

Greens & Beans

Cheesy Corn Salad

This fresh and lively salad nails it when it comes to balancing texture and flavor.

Cheesy Corn Salad

Cheesy Corn Salad

Rosemary Corn on the Cob

Corn actually has 75% less sugar than produce like cherries and apples. Sweet!

Rosemary Corn on the Cob

Rosemary Corn on the Cob

Mexican-Style Corn

Serve this salad at your next barbecue or block party.

Mexican-Style Corn

Mexican-Style Corn

Smoky Eggplant & Feta

Say cheese! Feta packs a tangy punch for about half the calories as creamier cheese.

Smoky Eggplant & Feta

Smoky Eggplant & Feta

Club Med Eggplant

Grilling eggplant gives it a meaty texture, perfect for any vegetarian friends!

Club Med Eggplant

Club Med Eggplant

Sesame-Honey Eggplant

Salty and sweet notes are absorbed into every inch of this oven-baked dish.

Sesame-Honey Eggplant

Sesame-Honey Eggplant

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Chopped pistachios add a pop of green and a crunchy, salty bite to these honey-infused carrots.

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Roasted Carrots with Pepitas

Never heard of pepitas? They're the same thing as pumpkin seeds!

Roasted Carrots with Pepitas

Roasted Carrots with Pepitas

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Who needs red meat? Just 1 teaspoon of cumin contains 25% of the iron you need in a day.

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Green Bean Casserole Fakeout

All the flavor of a rich green bean casserole with a fraction of the fat or calories.

Green Bean Casserole Fakeout

Green Bean Casserole Fakeout

Bacon-Blue Cheese Beans

Did you know the fiber in green beans can help promote weight loss?

Bacon-Blue Cheese Beans

Bacon-Blue Cheese Beans

Hot Chile Beans

Squeezing lemon on green beans helps you absorb the iron in them.

Hot Chile Beans

Hot Chile Beans

Garlic-Ginger Beans

Sautéing the garlic and ginger first creates a rich depth of flavor.

Garlic-Ginger Beans

Garlic-Ginger Beans

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Asparagus is high in potassium, which may help control blood pressure.

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Asparagus Ribbons

As long as you have a vegetable peeler, you can make beautiful, paper-thin ribbons of asparagus.

Asparagus Ribbons

Asparagus Ribbons

Egg-Cellent Roasted Asparagus

An egg gives this veggie side dish a boost of protein.

Egg-Cellent Roasted Asparagus

Egg-Cellent Roasted Asparagus

Olives & Asparagus

Tangy olive tapenade is the perfect compliment to smoky grilled asparagus.

Olives & Asparagus

Olives & Asparagus