{Skinnier} Sweet Potato Casserole

{Skinnier} Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite sides, and I love sweet potato casseroles. I’ve always liked the casseroles with the toasted marshmallows on top, but, as much as I like that, I think this casserole may be even better. This {Skinnier} Sweet Potato Casserole is a lighter version of the Ruth Chris sweet potato… 

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Slow Cooker Candy Apple Applesauce

Slow Cooker Candy Apple Applesauce

I love anything cinnamon-flavored. As a kid, I rarely went for chocolate candies (except for Snickers). I usually picked Red Hots, Hot Tamales, or Atomic Fireballs. I just loved the combination of sweet and a little spicy. This Slow Cooker Candy Apple Applesauce isn’t spicy, but it does have a nice cinnamon flavor and pretty… 

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

I love pasta salads! They’re just great, easy sides, and you can make almost any flavor combo into a yummy pasta salad. One of my favorites, though, is this Greek pasta salad. The flavors are really light and refreshing, which is nice during the summer heat. The dressing portion of the salad makes enough for… 

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Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

The first time that I had a broccoli salad was when I was trying a little bit of everything from an all-you-can-eat buffet. It was tasty, but it was really sweet and really mayonnaise-y. Still, I liked the idea of making a coleslaw-like side salad with broccoli; I just wanted to make a healthier version…. 

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Cheesy Scalloped Carrots

cheesy scalloped carrots | i heart eating

My son doesn’t like vegetables. In fact, he doesn’t even like things that he thinks are vegetables. However, he does love cheese. Thankfully, his love of cheese seems to win out over his dislike of vegetables, so, we eat a lot of cheesy vegetables. And, as much as we like cream cheese scalloped potatoes, these… 

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Garlic Cheese Bread

cheesy-garlic-bread

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom. She’s an amazing cook, and she always gave me little jobs to help her out. I broke up nuts, shelled peas, shucked corn, and did all sorts of prep jobs. As I got a little older, I graduated to making sides…. 

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Bacon Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

Bacon Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

These potatoes are creamy, cheesy, and have a bit of bacon thrown in for good measure. The best part, though, is that you can enjoy them without blowing all of your calories for the day. This recipe uses a few tricks to keep this recipe on the lighter side. First, sharp cheddar is used because… 

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