MyPlate-Inspired Vegetable Sides

Enjoy our favorite MyPlate-inspired vegetable sides–the perfect accompaniment to a light and healthy main dish.

Nutritious Vegetable Side Dish Recipes
Photo: Randy Mayor

Nutritious Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

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 Find recipes at

Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body and should be consumed on a daily basis. MyPlate recommends buying fresh vegetables that are in season and choosing vegetables that are easy to prepare. To keep meals interesting, vary your veggie choices, and try crunchy vegetables, raw or lightly steamed.

First up are our Aromatic Slow-Roasted Tomatoes. Slow roasting is one of the best uses for winter tomatoes because it intensifies their sweetness.

View Recipe: Aromatic Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

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