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Recipes - Side Dishes

A glass dish and small pitcher filled with many-herb drizzle.
By Rebecca Katz
Packed with fresh parsley, mint, and chives, this drizzle is perfect with veggies, grilled meats, and soups.
Roasted Strawberries With Mint
By Rebecca Katz
Serve these maple-syrup-roasted strawberries by themselves, or layered in a yogurt parfait.
Lemon Blueberry Quinoa
By Rebecca Katz
Mint and lemon pair nicely with the blueberries in this fruity tabbouleh.
By Rebecca Katz
Sliced almonds add a nutty crunch to this bright summer salad.
Zucchini-and-Olive Muffins
By Rebecca Katz
Shredded zucchini helps keep the muffin light, fluffy and super moist.
Grilled Balsamic Zucchini
By Rebecca Katz
Sliced zucchini are brushed with garlicky, balsamic-vinegar dressing, grilled, and topped with chopped basil.
Lentil Hummus
By Rebecca Katz
Use leftover lentils instead of chickpeas to make the creamy Middle Eastern dip.
Basic Lentils
By Rebecca Katz
This simple recipe works for any type of lentil. Try presoaking the lentils, which makes them easier to digest and increases nutrient availability.
Lentils With Roasted Beets
By Rebecca Katz
This vibrant beet-and-lentil salad can also be served warm over arugula or spinach.
Curried Chicken Salad
By Rebecca Katz
Curry powder, tart green apples, and fresh lime juice balance out the sweet raisins in this chicken salad.
Chicken Cozy Bowl
By Rebecca Katz
Olives, roasted peppers, and lemon juice brighten up this comforting bowl of chicken and rice.
rainbow kabobs on a metal tray
By The Life Time Foundation Team
These kabobs showcase fresh, seasonal veggies, with this recipe doubling as a fun activity to do with your kids. Try making with our suggested ingredients or customize with your favorite rainbow-colored veggies.
a bowl of cinnamon applesauce
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Try using a variety of apples to add a more complex flavor to this two-ingredient snack.
a bowl of homemade bbq sauce
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Enjoy this summer staple without the added sugars often found in store-bought varieties.
a bowl of UnBEETable Hummus with vegetables
By The Life Time Foundation Team
For a richer flavor and brighter color, try roasting the cubed beet with a small amount of olive oil before adding it to the hummus.
Winter Slaw
By Russ Crandall
Try this technicolor cabbage slaw, which is livened up with fresh mint, pomegranate seeds, and chopped walnuts.
Skillet-Roasted Winter Vegetables
By Russ Crandall
For a delicious heritage twist, roast these root veggies in duck fat or lard.
Buckwheat Kasha
By Russ Crandall
Next time you're hankering for oatmeal, try this hearty Russian porridge instead.
By The Life Time Training Team
Using cooked chicken speeds up the preparation of this light, refreshing, and nutritious salad.
Asian Forbidden Rice Salad
By Lisa Markley, MS, RDN and Jill Grunewald, HNC
Black rice contains more powerful antioxidants than any other rice variety.
Spicy Nepalese Onion and Potato Salad
By Katie Caldesi
If you're feeling adventurous, amp up the chili in this Nepalese dish.
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