Side Dishes

Chicken Avocado Corn Salad

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This Chicken Avocado Corn Salad is creamy, tasty and delicious. It can be ready in just 30 minutes. Healthy ingredients from veggies, fruits, herbs that makes it mouth watering. Once you tasted it, you would love it and becomes part of your family favorite dish.

4-6 servings
Salad:
3 cups Romaine Lettuce ( chopped )
3 cups spring greens ( mixed )
1 1/2 pound chicken breast ( chopped and shredded or store bought rotisserie chicken is fine )
1 avocado ( chopped )
1/4 cup goat cheese ( crumbled )
2 pieces Roma tomatoes ( coarsely chopped )
1 cup cooked corn ( either cut from the cob or frozen )
1 cup dates ( about 12-14 whole dates, sliced )
1 cup cornbread croutons
1/2 cup toasted almonds ( coarsely chopped )
FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons honey or pure maple syrup
2 cloves garlic ( small and finely minced )
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Add all of the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Lightly toss with just enough vinaigrette to coat.
  3. FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
  4. Add all of the ingredients (except the salt and pepper) ...
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Nutritions

Calories
6173

Sodium
3414mg
142% DV

Fat
369g
568% DV

Protein
193g
386% DV

Carbs
280g
95% DV

Fiber
52g
211% DV

Simple enough for a weeknight meal, with enough flavor to serve to guests or as a holiday side dish.

2 bunches collard greens
4 garlic cloves
tablespoons apple cider vinegar
teaspoon smoked paprika
sea salt and black pepper ( to taste )
4

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Nutritions

Calories
117

Sodium
86mg
3% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
24g
8% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
Side Dishes

Squash Casserole

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This squash casserole is sauteed yellow squash tossed in a creamy sauce with plenty of cheese, all topped off with cracker crumbs and baked to perfection. An easy and decadent make ahead side dish!

6 tbsp butter ( divided use )
2 tbsp flour
2 lbs yellow squash ( cut into 1/2 thick slices )
1/2 cup onion ( diced )
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese ( divided use )
1 cup buttery crackers ( crushed )
2 tbsp chives ( thinly sliced )
cooking spray
8
Nutritions

Calories
363

Sodium
577mg
24% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
12g
25% DV

Carbs
30g
10% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Sweet Potato Salad is a combination of Southern hospitality meets flavor packed Tex Mex. Seasoned roasted sweet potatoes, crunchy vegetables and a simple three ingredient dressing bring it all together in perfect harmony.

2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and cut in bite size chunks
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1 small onion chopped
1 1/2 cups corn
2 stalks celery chopped
1 red bell pepper diced small
3 scallions chopped
Dressing:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup salsa
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
8
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine sweet potatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and crushed red pepper (if desired) in a large Ziploc style bag and shake ...
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Nutritions

Calories
484

Sodium
262mg
10% DV

Fat
27g
41% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
15g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
Side Dishes

Roasted Parsnips

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Roasted Parsnips are a flavor packed easy side that comes together in a matter of minutes. All the ingredients are shaken together in one disposable zipper top bag. Even my picky son loves these parsnips.

2 lbs parsnips trimmed peeled and cut into rounds or sticks that are 1/3 inch thick
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon marjoram
2 pinches crushed red pepper (optional)
4
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add parsnips, olive oil, dried oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, marjoram and crushed red pepper to a..........

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Nutritions

Calories
139

Sodium
302mg
12% DV

Fat
9g
14% DV

Protein
1.0g
2% DV

Carbs
12g
4% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV
Side Dishes

Greek Orzo Salad

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Greek Orzo Salad is a flavor packed pasta salad that can be cooked and on the table in less than thirty minutes. It is packed full of some of natures best ingredients and drizzled with a light lemon vinaigrette.

8 ounces orzo pasta
1/3 cup olive oil
3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic finely minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1 cup diced cucumbers
1/4 cup chopped peperoncinis
1/2 cup halved Kalamata olives
1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
6
  1. Cook the orzo per the box instructions for al dente pasta; drain well.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together .........

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Nutritions

Calories
240

Sodium
652mg
27% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV
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