MyPlate-Inspired Sides: Starchy Veggies and Whole Grains

Enjoy our favorite MyPlate-inspired starchy side dishes that are the ideal compliment to a delicious main dish.

Healthy Starchy Side Dishes
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Nutritious Starchy Side Dishes

Cooking Light is working with the Partnership for a Healthier America and USDA’s MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to thousands of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov. Find recipes at http://pinterest.com/MyPlateRecipes/.

Starchy vegetables include potatoes, corn, and peas, while whole grains include brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat pastas. 

First up is our recipe for Classic Mashed Potatoes. These creamy, fluffy, kid-friendly mashed potatoes get their texture from butter, milk, and a touch of sour cream. If you're looking to try something just a little different, replace a few potatoes with celeriac (also known as celery root). Most kids love the sweet flavor, and celeriac is full of vitamins.

View Recipe: Classic Mashed Potatoes

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