Side dishes are the perfect way to boost your veggie intake and pump up the flavor in any meal. During the cold winter months, they’re the ultimate comfort food that just make you feel good. Bring one of these to a friend’s, a potluck, or just make it for yourself to spice up a drab and dreary night.
A word of caution: A few of these recipes take up to an hour to cook, but they’re worth the wait. They taste so good (and are chock-full of nutrients) that you might be tempted to skip the main course.
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1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash With Dried Cranberries and Dijon Vinaigrette
Brussels sprouts and squash—tried-and-true seasonal favorites— come together for a hearty medley in this dish. Add it to your weekend meal prep, as it takes 40 minutes to whip up. Don’t be afraid to make a big batch. It’s good hot, warm, or even cold.