These healthy dinner sides just might outshine the main event. Make these better-for-you sides packed with flavor, stat.

By Ananda Eidelstein
May 01, 2018
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If you’re not roasting radishes yet, you’re missing out. These are coated in miso and apple cider vinegar, which means lots of flavor and friendly bacteria that keeps your digestive system healthy. Get the recipe:Miso-Roasted Radishes
| Credit: Greg DuPree
Credit: Greg DuPree

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A crumble topping made from flaxseed and walnuts (yay, Omega-3s!) tops roasted asparagus in this pretty much hands-off side dish. The nutty and fragrant topping goes well with other fresh or roasted vegetables. Use it to perk up a salad, too!

Get the recipe: Roasted Asparagus With Flaxseed Walnut Crumble

Credit: Greg DuPree

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If you’re not roasting radishes yet, you’re missing out. These are coated in miso and apple cider vinegar, which means lots of flavor and friendly bacteria that keeps your digestive system healthy.

Get the recipe: Miso-Roasted Radishes

Credit: Greg DuPree

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Shredded carrots get tossed with a warm oil infused with garlic and cumin and a bit of spice from crushed red pepper. Pick up a bunch of carrots with the greens still attached and use the tender leaves to add a peppery layer of flavor. Goes great with just about any protein, but give it a go with lamb meatballs.

Get the recipe: Spiced Carrot Salad

Credit: Greg DuPree

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A flavorful mix of just four ingredients (tahini, maple syrup, tamari, and sesame seeds) takes wilted spinach to another level. This melt-in-your-mouth side is saucy on the plate, adding another layer of flavor to your main dish.

Get the recipe: Wilted Sesame Spinach