Mac and Cheese is a family favorite, but it doesn’t quite make a whole meal. We have the side dishes that round out that classic dish to make a meal, and also some perfect main dishes where the mac and cheese becomes the side. All easy to make, too.
Rainbow Winter Slaw
Hankering for fresh veggies mid-winter? We first made this recipe in the midst of a cold snap, with minus 30°F (-1°C) and colder with the wind-chill factor. Making this colorful salad was like a burst if sunshine brought inside and piled into a bowl. It is crunchy and super colorful. Talk about eating the rainbow! We’ve got pale green cabbage and dark green kale. Purple/red cabbage, shreds of bright orange carrots and glistening ruby colored pomegranate seeds. Get the recipe for Rainbow Winter Slaw.
Pan Roasted Green Beans & Almonds
We like using slender haricot vert green beans for this simple sauté. A little olive oil, scallions, salt, pepper and sliced almonds come together in a classic combination. Get the recipe for Pan Roasted Green Beans & Almonds.
Kale, Quinoa Feta Salad with Blueberries
This salad has it all going for it. The title says it all: Kale Quinoa Salad with juicy blueberries, tangy feta and toasted pecans. Hearty enough for a main-dish lunch. Get the recipe for Kale, Quinoa Feta Salad with Blueberries.
Meatloaf Stuffed with Spinach & Provolone
After you try our stuff to meatloaf, you may never think about meatloaf the same way again! This one is elegant enough for company, with us stuffing of spinach, provolone cheese, and roasted red peppers. How do you get all those tasty ingredients rolled up inside the meatloaf? We show you step-by-step. Get the recipe for Meatloaf Stuffed with Spinach & Provolone.
Brussels Sprouts Salad
Looking for a salad that’s really different? This Brussels Sprouts Salad with smoked almonds, pomegranates and a simple, tangy vinaigrette fits the bill. The shaved Parmesan cheese is optional. Get the recipe for Brussels Sprouts Salad.
Creamed spinach is a classic and we have figured out how to make a lactose-free version for those following a lactose-free diet. Easy to make, we love this as a side dish to a holiday ham or roast beef. Get the recipe for Creamed Spinach.
Kale, Carrot & Apple Salad
Have you heard that you have to “massage” your kale to make a good kale salad? We have nothing against a hands-on approach, but this recipe offers you an alternative technique that makes prep easier. The slightly bitter kale is balanced by the earthy carrots and sweet apple, dressed with a simple olive oil vinaigrette with a touch of Dijon mustard and maple syrup. This is an economical, simple salad. Get the recipe for Kale, Carrot & Apple Salad.
A New Take on Squid – Grilled Calamari Steaks
A classic Mediterranean dish that’s all about quality ingredients and simple preparation. Just be sure to use a good quality olive oil and a very hot grill pan. Flash-frozen calamari steaks are now readily available in many fish markets and grocery stores. Get the recipe for Grilled Calamari Steaks.
Spicy Roasted Broccolini with Garlic & Lemon
Broccolini has a sweet, earthy taste, here enhanced with garlic-infused olive oil, lemon and a red pepper flakes. Get the recipe for Spicy Roasted Broccolini with Garlic & Lemon.
Fennel Kale & Parsley Salad With Clementines
Just when you think you’re bored with the idea of leafy green salads, along comes a recipe such as this, which will make you think about salads in a whole new light. Thinly sliced fresh fennel, along with kale and parsley, and the addition of sweet juicy clementines, make this a salad to remember. It appears quite fancy, but it is very easy to put together. Try this alongside a holiday main dish. Get the recipe for Fennel Kale & Parsley Salad With Clementines.
We call this Everyday Meatloaf because you will have time to make it, even on the busiest of days. While you could use all beef, a combo of beef, veal and pork makes for a particularly succulent meatloaf. We add shredded and chopped veggies to our meat mixture for extra moisture, flavor, and nutrition. Be sure to make enough so you have quick go to lunch options- re-heated with a side salad or as a sandwich layered with tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and a good slather of chipotle mayonnaise on toasted bread. Get the recipe for Everyday Meatloaf.
Our Eat-The-Rainbow Slaw combines yellow squash, orange carrot, red pepper, purple cabbage, blueberries and green cabbage and kale. Okay, we know blueberries aren’t as blue as the blue you will see in a real rainbow, but we gave it our best shot AND they add a lovely, slightly sweet, juicy addition. Serve with Poppy Seed Dressing. Get the recipe for Eat-The-Rainbow Slaw.
These Salmon Burgers are super quick to make, easy enough for a work night dinner, but special enough for guests. Fresh salmon is combined with tangy capers, scallions, mustard, and lemon juice; you can prep the patties in under 10 minutes. Serve on a bed of greens, as we did here, or if you like a more classic burger presentation you can use a bun. The patties also freeze well raw, so make a bunch, freeze a few and then dinner will be even quicker next time around. Get the recipe for Salmon Burgers.
Air Fryer Gluten-Free Fish Sticks
These gluten-free fish sticks are our absolute hands down favorite recipe to make in an air fryer. Firm white fish is coded in egg and potato starch before being rolled in crushed potato chips. That’s right, I said potato chips! Serve with tartar sauce on the side and you will never buy another frozen fish stick again. Get the recipe for Air Fryer Gluten-Free Fish Sticks.
Roasted & Glazed Carrots
Rainbow carrots! The roasting part takes place in the oven set at a high temperature. The glazing happens with the addition of a little sugar, which is optional, but gives the carrots a nice sheen and a little sweetness. Fancy enough for guests, simple enough for a weeknight meal. Get the recipe for Roasted & Glazed Carrots.
Perfect Steamed Green Beans
Sometimes simple is best. These crips-cooked green beans are the perfect side dish to your rich mains and potato casseroles. Get the recipe for Perfect Steamed Green Beans.
How do you make turkey burger juicy? We have a few easy tricks, but none of them call for hard to find ingredients, and they yield fantastic results. Okay, the “tricks” involve egg, and you are going to bathe them in butter and garlic-infused oil for maximum moisture and flavor. Get the recipe for Turkey Burgers.
Garlic & Herb Corn on the Cob
Make when corn is at its peak – which is our neck of the woods is actually September! Garlic-infused oil, butter and a shower of fresh herbs. Salt and pepper and you’re done! Sometimes simple is best. Get the recipe for Garlic Herb Corn on the Cob.
Skillet Mushroom Kale Cornbread
This skillet cornbread, featuring mushrooms and kale, is fantastic cut into a wedge and served alongside your meal, but we also love it crumbled as a basis for a holiday stuffing. Get the recipe for Skillet Mushroom Kale Cornbread.
Leafy Green Salad
This couldn’t be easier. An array of fresh leafy greens – some crisp, some soft and tender – tossed with your favorite salad dressing. We’ve got those too, from Balsamic to Ranch! Get the recipe for Leafy Green Salad.
A classic. Soft, fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes and fresh basil. Drizzle with the best olive oil you can afford. Get the recipe for Caprese Salad.
Nothing like a platter of grilled veggies, and if you are grilling burgers outside, use the grill for your whole meal! Pick and choose what you like – but we suggest you have a little of everything: squash, peppers, eggplant, yes please! Get the recipe for Grilled Vegetables.
Light & Crunchy Carolina Slaw
Sometimes you might like a vinegary, light slaw with no mayonnaise or creamy based dressing. This Light & Crunchy Carolina Coleslaw is just that. It is super crunchy and as colorful as a rainbow featuring both green and red cabbages, carrots, green, yellow and red bell peppers with a light dressing of vegetable oil, vinegar, celery seed and a little tarragon, as well as sugar. Get the recipe for Light & Crunchy Carolina Slaw.
Holy Cow! These 10 Ground Beef Recipes Will Knock Your Socks Off!
Ground beef makes a great burger and meatloaf, but it is so much more versatile than that, and we have 11 recipes for you to add to your weekly rotation. Chili, Chili Mac and even a Quick Korean Beef dish, that package of ground beef has never been more inspiring. Click here for Holy Cow! These 10 Ground Beef Recipes Will Knock Your Socks Off!
10 Gut Friendly Chicken Recipes You Can Have On Your Table Tonight!
Chicken is one of our favorite protein building blocks for an easy, delicious meal. Sometimes you can get in a rut though and end up making the same chicken recipes over and over.
We’ve got one pan meals, warm weather salads and grill options, dinner party worthy dishes, lighter fare and hearty dinners. Click here for 10 Gut Friendly Chicken Recipes You Can Have On Your Table Tonight!
36 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Rice Noodles
Rice noodles are naturally gluten-free, but that isn’t the only reason to cook with them. They are delicious unto themselves, come in a variety of shapes, and are the noodle of choice in so many Asian-inspired recipes. But it doesn’t stop there! There are rice-based lasagna noodles, shells, manicotti, elbows…From soups to main dishes, casseroles, salads and summer rolls, we have 36 recipes for you to get you slurping with joy. Click for 36 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Rice Noodles
30 Quick & Easy Recipes For A Happy Gut: Low FODMAP and Flavor Packed
At FODMAP Everyday® we define “Quick” as a dish that can be on the table, ready to eat, in 30 minutes or less. “Easy” recipes have 15 minutes or less of prep time. All of these recipes are low FODMAP and free of gluten so they can be served to tender tummies too! Click for 30 Quick & Easy Recipes For A Happy Gut: Low FODMAP and Flavor Packed
Grab A Rotisserie Chicken On Your Way Home And Make Any Of These 18 Delicious Meals In Minutes
Grabbing a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket is not “cheating” by any stretch of the imagination. Having cooked chicken ready to use is a great jump-start to all sorts of creative recipes – from salads to main dishes, lunches and dinners – and is a brilliant move, in our book. Click for Grab A Rotisserie Chicken On Your Way Home And Make Any Of These 18 Delicious Meals In Minutes
Easy and Tasty: 34 Sides to Serve with Rotisserie Chicken for a Stress-Free Meal
We buy a rotisserie chicken every week – and enjoy the bounty for days. But we like to mix it up; potatoes, veggies (hot and cold), pasta – there are many ways to enjoy that chicken and to turn it into a meal. Here are our 34 community favorites. Click here for Easy and Tasty: 34 Sides to Serve with Rotisserie Chicken for a Stress-Free Meal
9 Insanely Delicious Easy Homemade Chicken Wing Recipes
Entire restaurants build their menu around chicken wings, but we’re going to show you how to make the best chicken wings at home – and they’re easier than you think. Most of these recipes are baked, not fried, so you will not only save on calories, but also have less mess and spend less time in the kitchen. Click here for 9 Insanely Delicious Easy Homemade Chicken Wing Recipes
18 Iced Tea & Refreshing Drink Recipes That Will Make You Scream Summer Is Here!
Quench your thirst and beat the heat with a refreshing lineup of tantalizing beverages. Whether you’re craving a tall, chilled drink on a scorching day, in need of hydration after a workout, or seeking a delightful mocktail sans alcohol, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to dive into a world of iced teas, invigorating punches, flavored lemonades, zesty limeades, luscious smoothies, sparkling spritzers, and even a homemade electrolyte beverage. Click for 18 Iced Tea & Refreshing Drink Recipes That Will Make You Scream Summer Is Here!
23 Dinner Solutions: Quick and Delicious Soup and Stew Recipes
There is nothing like homemade soup or a hearty stew, especially when it is cold outside! (For you hot weather folks, we do have a few cold soups). We’ve got 23 recipes for you, from Instant Pot quickies to long simmered renditions. Comfort food in a bowl. Get 23 Dinner Solutions: Quick and Delicious Soup and Stew Recipes here.
Potatoes! White, red, yellow, starchy russet, sweet potatoes – even blue and purple potatoes – can be a main meal in the form of double stuffed baked potatoes, a weekday side-dish, a potluck salad, or they can add richness to soups. And don’t forget breakfast casseroles and home fries! We have 23 recipes for you to try and potatoes are often economical, too, so dive in! Click here for 23 Easy Potato Recipes: Which One Will You Try First?
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