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Recipes - Side Dishes

Spiced Green Beans With Tomatoes
By Katie Caldesi
Turn this Meditteranean-inspired dish into a meal with the addition of fried eggs.
Zucchini Carpaccio With Ricotta
By Katie Caldesi
This delectable Italian salad combines creamy ricotta cheese with sweet honeydew melon.
Mayo
By Melissa Joulwan
A zingy Paleo mayo that comes together in minutes.
Grilled Pepper Salad
By Antonio Carluccio
This colorful Italian salad is a cinch to make at home — and beats jarred peppers any day.
Cinnamon-Glazed Carrots
By Megan Gilmore
This quick side dish, flavored with maple syrup, cinnamon, and coconut oil, will appeal to even your most picky family members.
marinated-lentils
By Angela Liddon
This protein-packed dish is spiked with red-wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, and Dijon mustard — and keeps in the fridge all week.
a salad topped with homemade vinaigrette
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Try this simple, healthy, four-ingredient dressing on your favorite salad.
baked cauliflower tots on a pan
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Do your kids beg for tater tots? Try this veggie version you can feel great about serving them.
a plate of apple nachos
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Try this fun and creative snack for an after school or post-dinner treat.
a plate of Sweet Potato Nachos
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Next time you're in need of a game-time or after-school snack, try this nutritious and delicious take on nachos.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
This dairy-free treat is full of healthy fats, and the mango-lime topping gives it a zesty flair.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
The veggie flavors really shine in this salad, which can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to eight hours before serving.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
This bright, savory salad will add a refreshing pop of color to your next potluck.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
This gluten-free side dish can easily be made vegetarian — and the pretty presentation will make it a real crowd-pleaser.
green-bean-casserole
By Danielle Walker
A delicious dairy-free spin on a comforting holiday classic: Green-Bean Casserole .
fried brussels sprouts
By Danielle Walker
A smoky, savory side dish to round out your holiday menu.
faux potatoes
By Danielle Walker
This dairy-free dish boasts big flavor thanks to the roasted garlic.
two small crocs filled with butternut squash mac n' cheese
By The Life Time Foundation Team
This recipe makes a large batch you can freeze in individual portions to have a healthier version of mac and cheese ready to reheat in a pinch.
Kabocha Squash Mash
By Allen Lim, PhD
Any seasonal variety of squash, including pumpkin, will work with this simple recipe.
Warm German Potato Salad
By Allen Lim, PhD
People typically associate potato salads with summertime grilling, but a warm potato salad like this one belongs on the table with hearty meals in the fall and winter months, too.
Radicchio Slaw
By Allen Lim, PhD
This is a fresh, tart slaw that pairs well with rich chicken, beef, and pork. It’s also tasty on an omelet. The pickled green peppercorns and capers are readily available from Italian or Mediterranean markets, but you can add any salty pickled item that appeals to you.
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