MyPlate-Inspired Sides: Starchy Veggies and Whole Grains
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.
You won't want to miss these sweet potato chips. You'll need a mandoline to slice the potato thin enough to crisp. The results are delicious and easy, sans the hassle of the oven.
Brightly colored flavored oil coats the quinoa grains and lends the salad fresh chive flavor. Refrigerate leftover oil to use as a dressing to drizzle over grilled fish or summer vegetables. Garnish with whole fresh chives, if desired.
View Recipe: Quinoa, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Chive-Infused Oil