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13 Fresh & Flavorful Side Dishes Perfect for Your Outdoor BBQ

The 4th of July conjures up images of sparkling fireworks, lively BBQs, and bountiful tables of yummy eats! Let’s celebrate the day with some vibrant and flavorful dishes that are loaded with fresh produce, packed with nutrients and boasting some zesty flavors!
These are 13 fresh and flavorful side dishes that are perfect for your outdoor BBQ created by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Expect to get compliments and be ready to share the recipe!

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Citrus Asian Coleslaw

What are you taking to the Memorial Day BBQ?!  It is estimated that 75% of us are going to be firing up our grills for a festive afternoon celebration with friends and family!  Don’t get ‘stuck’ bringing the chips, a heavy side dish or just another pie to load up the already full dessert table.  Instead, bring a dish you feel good about eating and sharing with the people you love!

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3 Simple & Delicious Ways to Add Veggies to Family Favorites

What if living longer isn’t as much about what not to eat and more about what to eat?  Well according to some recent research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, eating more fruit and vegetables could actually prevent 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide!!

Eating just 2 ½ servings of fruits and vegetables reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke 13-18% AND reduced risk of early death by 15%.  This is good news!  BUT, the research found that eating about 10 servings of fruits and veggies had some astounding benefits…

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How to Make Perfect Parmesan Kale Chips

For years the only vegetable my husband ate was green beans.  Then, one day, one amazing day, he decided to try kale.  BUT, there were very clear specifications about how he would try kale…as chips.  Needless to say, I set out to make the crunchiest, most flavorful kale chips he could imagine. With a little cooking smarts and intense motivation to wow his palate, I won him over.

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