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Eat Your Veggies: 9 Deliciously Different Recipes

Vegetables don't have to be boring or relegated to a side dish. From roasted broccoli with chipotle honey butter to balsamic glazed roasted beets, these recipes are so flavorful and satisfying, they could carry an entire meal.
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Vegetables don't have to be boring or relegated to a side dish. From roasted broccoli with chipotle honey butter to balsamic glazed roasted beets, these recipes are so flavorful and satisfying, they could carry an entire meal.

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In this recipe, broccoli florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy and smoky chipotle-honey butter before roasting. It's as delicious as it sounds, and the broccoli has enough flavor to carry an entire meal. Serve it as a main course with rice or as a side dish to simply grilled fish or meat. GET THE RECIPE

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Want to get your family to love cauliflower? Try roasting it and tossing it with cheese. It worked for me. GET THE RECIPE

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Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. It's meant to be a side dish, but if you're anything like me, you'll probably find yourself eating the whole lot of it for dinner. GET THE RECIPE

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If you're a beet lover like I am, you're going to love (and maybe even obsess over) these simply prepared beets. They're oven-roasted, which intensifies their natural sweetness, and then tossed in a tart and syrupy balsamic reduction. GET THE RECIPE

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Give vegetables the spotlight with this easy and authentic Szechuan dish. It makes a delicious side dish or vegetarian main course with rice or noodles. GET THE RECIPE

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What's not to love about golden roasted brussels sprouts with smoky bacon, toasted pecans and maple syrup? It's hard to resist eating the entire pan right out of the oven! GET THE RECIPE

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Dried cranberries and toasted walnuts make this carrot slaw colorful and crunchy. I like to serve it with a crusty baguette for a light lunch or as a healthy side to sandwiches or burgers. GET THE RECIPE

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This cauliflower purée is creamy and comforting, and it just happens to taste remarkably like mashed potatoes. It also has the benefit of being easier to make, healthier and lower in carbs. But don't make it just for that reason -- it's delicious in its own right. GET THE RECIPE

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This warming soup, made with carrots, sweet potatoes, apples and honey, has a secret ingredient: curry powder. It doesn't give the soup an Indian flavor like you might think, but instead lends a subtle hint of autumn spice. GET THE RECIPE