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Beets and Quinoa

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Mix up your meal-worthy salad routine with this elegant and delicious dish. Sweet beets complement earthy umami and are balanced by creamy avocado.

Beets and Quinoa

Mexican-Inspired Casserole

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Vegetarian does not mean bland, especially in this zippy Mexican-inspired casserole that is chock full of whole grains and vegetables. If you prefer a bit of dairy to cool spicy foods down a notch, pair this dish with a dollop of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt for a tangy finish to a scrumptious dish.

Mexican-Inspired Casserole

The Last Greens of Winter

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As spring slowly creeps into site, the season for cabbage and Brussels sprouts is coming to an end. If you’ve overlooked these wonderful sources of vitamin C (and at 60 – 120% of you recommended daily value, they’re vitamin C superstars), now is your chance to give them a try while they’re still in season and at their sweetest. These recipes are not the boiled to a pulp, drowned in vinegar, lackluster veggies of unfortunate childhood experiences, but rather, vegetables that are worthy of the pickiest of food critics.

The Last Greens of Winter

All Bacon in Moderation

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Bacon doesn’t earn Guiding Stars because of the high amount of sodium and saturated fat it contains, but used very lightly as a condiment, it can be a flavor condiment. This recipe brings it into the cabbage roasting process along with a hint of lemon and Worcestershire sauce for a hearty and scrumptious winter’s green side dish.

All Bacon in Moderation

St. Patty’s Day Side

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What would St. Patrick’s Day be without a bit of classic Irish cuisine? Skip the fat-heavy boiled dinner and make bangers and mash with this easy colcannon and Guiding Star-earning lean chicken sausage. If you prefer your mash a bit thicker and creamier, substitute part of the milk with plain, fat-free yogurt. The added tang brings a delightful zip.

St. Patty’s Day Side

Brussels Sprouts for Everyone!

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March is National Nutrition Month, and paired with the coming of St. Patrick’s Day and the end to winter greens, it’s the perfect time to talk cabbage and other hearty greens. Brussels sprouts, once the bane of every child’s existence, are now a trendy ingredient with many delightful recipes that bring out the best of their flavors. This simple recipe uses balsamic vinegar and pine nuts for a gourmet and nutritious take on Brussels sprouts that the whole family will adore.

Brussels Sprouts for Everyone!