When it comes to holiday feasting, turkey, ham, and the occasional duck tend to take center stage – but it's the seasonal fruits and vegetables in your side dishes that will guarantee exclamations of “Mmmm, Did you really make this?” Let this be the year you bring a few new, nutrient-packed ingredients to the table and experiment with familiar classics.
Sweet, juicy, fragrant pears are packed with fiber and a fine source of vitamin C. Scrumptious solo, they also partner well with many other foods and flavors, including cheese, chocolate, ginger and honey.
Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables around. Their creamy texture and sugary flavor opens the door to many uses, sweet and savory. Learn from a chef how to take sweet potatoes from simple to fantastic.
The great thing about winter squash is that they taste creamy and rich without being either. Their sweet flavor compliments meat or poultry and their bright color livens the plate. Get helpful prep and cooking tips.
Leafy greens run the gamut flavor-wise, from mild tasting to spicy hot. They owe their deep hue to disease-fighting beta-carotene and are also rich in vitamin C and fiber. Enjoy them raw or cooked.
Jewel-like pomegranate seeds add wonderful crunch sprinkled on salads, meat and other savory dishes, and desserts. Pomegranate juice, which is bursting with healthful antioxidants, is used to make marinades and sauces.

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