Healthy Recipes: Sides, Salads, Soups

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Yucca Home Fries

Yucca Root or Cassava is a waxy root that grows in Southern America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some studies say that yucca is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and helps to ease arthritis pain, but I love it since it’s high in fiber, crucial for intestinal health.

Shallot Dressing with Greens

Shallots are a sweet and mild, the perfect substitution for garlic or onions. This dressing keeps well over night in an air-tight container

Artichoke Dip

This is my favorite college party dip gone skinny! I bring it to the neighbors for movie night with toasted pita chips.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Whole wheat brings added nutrition to this southern delight! Serve these with soup for a complete meal or add them to your next brunch buffet.

Green Bean Soup with Fresh Dill

My Granny always cooked this wonderful, light soup in early fall after she harvested the last of the green beans from her garden. Garnish it with a dollop of sour cream and another tablespoon of fresh dill for an elegant first course or simple summer dinner. This soup is always more flavorful after it rests a day or two in the fridge.

Indian Fried Rice

Hot chilies make you sweat, clear your sinuses, and can help you to burn calories by raising your body temperature. If you can’t take the heat, cut the quantity of chilies by half. But over time, you can develop a tolerance and taste for the magnificent chili!

Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon is an easy fish to enjoy and most kids love the taste! Try to find wild salmon to be sure you’re getting the omega-3’s for heart health and to help improve your mood. If you prefer the traditional version of this dish, replace the salmon with a fresh tuna steak.

Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Fresh pear adds a juicy sweet component to this Asian-style lunch classic. Mix in a cup of whole-wheat pasta to make it a complete meal.