Healthy Cooking Plus

To Market

From p. 54 of the April/May 2008 Issue of Healthy Cooking

Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Pick up some fresh produce at the farmers market or grocery store, and enjoy one of these delicious side dishes with dinner tonight.

Broccoli With Yellow Pepper

Including a yellow pepper adds both flavor and color to this Broccoli With Yellow Pepper side dish. —Dorothy Elliott, DeKalb, Illinois

Vegetable Slaw

We've nicknamed this crunchy Vegetable Slaw salad "Christmas slaw" because of its pretty mix of red and green vegetables. But it's tasty any time. It's great light lunch when stuffed into a whole wheat pita. —Julie Copenhayer, Morganton, North Carolina

Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Crisp asparagus is topped with soy sauce and sesame seeds in this delightful Asparagus with Sesame Seeds side dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Herbed Beans and Carrots

A tasty blend of seasonings accents the fresh flavor of this quick, crisp-crunchy Herbed Beans and Carrots side dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Basil Sugar Snap Peas

Complement the sauce-topped steaks with this vibrant Basil Sugar Snap Peas side dish that cooks in the microwave in mere minutes. Fresh sugar snap peas get extra color from a jar of pimientos, which eliminates the need to chop sweet red pepper. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen