Go-with-Anything Winter Sides
Between indulgent seasonal feasts, treat your palate to fast, healthy weeknight fare that doesn't skimp on flavor. These simple sides lighten the seasonal calorie load deliciously.
Bacon-and-Apple Braised Cabbage
We add sweet (brown sugar) and tangy (sherry vinegar) flavors toward the end of braising so they stand out in the finished dish. Serve with roast pork or braised beef.
Carotene-rich butternut squash gives this starchy mash a healthy boost. A food processor will get the mixture silky smooth. Pair with any seared or roasted protein.
Warm Potato And Pancetta Salad
Buttery, thin-skinned fingerlings cook quickly, and prediced pancetta (such as Boar's Head) saves prep time. Serve with a greens-stuffed omelet or seared fish fillets.
Kale, Farro, and Feta Salad
This satisfying winter salad is full of texture and color. Pair with roasted chicken thighs or as a side for pureed veggie soup. Top leftovers with cooked chicken and diced apple for tomorrow's lunch.