Simply savory, roasted vegetables with thyme! Gluten-free, vegan.

Brimming with antioxidant-rich veggies, this makes a quick-fix side dish for busy week nights. © Copyright, 2015-2018, Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE.

 

An antioxidant splash with crunchy veggies: Hey guys-it is that time of the year again! The pleasant nip in the air from early fall has turned into the unmistakable and inevitable, bite and bone chilling cold of winter. It is also that time of the year that leaves many no time to even catch their breath, between all the frantic shopping, holiday decorating, holiday baking and …need I say more? I don’t know about you, but at such a time I look for every trick in the book to get dinner on the table faster than you can say, “Merry Christmas”. Well, not that fast, but fast enough..so if you are looking for short cut, but nutritious recipes (a tall order sometimes), this recipe will fit the bill. A medley of antioxidant packed veggies are tossed with olive oil, thyme and sherry or balsamic vinegar to create a super-quick, crunchy, eye-appealing and heart-warming, week night side dish that will have your family grabbing these straight out of the pan! Be sure to read my Registered Dietitian’s tip about why we want to load up on antioxidants.

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Spicy, black bean burger with cilantro and a light, yogurt sauce

Vegan, black bean burger with cilantro and a refreshingly simple, yogurt sauce!

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Vegetarian black bean burger with simple, yogurt sauce. © Copyright, 2015-2018, Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE.

Crank up the flavor to a ten with this  vegan burger with a hint of spice and a surprisingly juicy taste that will have the skeptics in your family coming back for seconds. Black beans are combined with powdered walnuts and sautéed onions, garlic, lime juice, cilantro and hot sauce to create a burger that looks and tastes as good as it is good for you!

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Vegetarian black bean burger that looks like the real deal! © Copyright, 2015-2018, Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE.

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Cool and crispy arugula salad with pomegranate, tossed with a sweet and tangy mustard dressing, gluten free.

© Copyright, March 2016, Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE.

Dig into this refreshingly, crunchy summer salad for a satisfying side dish. You could also turn it into a complete meal simply by adding more feta cheese and beans © Copyright, 2015-2018, Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE.

Beat the heat with this oh-so-cool, but amazingly simple, summery salad. On those hot summer days when you just want to sip on a cold lemonade, and the last thing you would want is a heavy meal, this refreshingly light, but surprisingly filling salad is sure to hit the spot! Low in calories, but brimming with taste and antioxidants, what’s not to love??! The salad dressing can be made ahead of time, covered tightly and refrigerated for up to 7-10 days. The sweet and sour flavor of this home-made dressing is a treat for the taste buds, but can be made in a snap!

© Copyright, 2015-2018, Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE.

Vegan version, without cheese. © Copyright, 2015-2018, Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, LDN, CDE.

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