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Day 2: Parmesan Creamed Spinach
Sandra Lee’s version of this classic uses pumpkin-pie spice to pump up the flavor.
Day 4: Spicy Sweet Potato Chips
Add some heat to your weekday burger or wrap with these sweet-and-savory chips, which take only 20 minutes to prepare.
Day 5: Braised Kale with Toasted Almonds
Cruciferous vegetables (like kale) may decrease the risk for heart disease. Combined with crunchy almonds, kale makes a kicked-up side that’s perfect with almost any main.
Day 6: Artichoke Ratatouille
Think outside the classic side dish and opt for a warming vegetable ratatouille — a great sidekick to chicken or fish.
Day 7: Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower (above)
Instead of steaming veggies, let the oven do all the work! Roasting allows the broccoli and cauliflower to caramelize, coaxing out their sweet flavor.
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »
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