Keep It Simple

Freshen up your holiday celebrations with pared-down vegetable side dishes

Photo: Yunhee Kim

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When it comes to holiday meal planning, it’s easy to overwhelm the menu with complicated recipes that require a grocery cart full of ingredients, take days to prepare, and add hundreds of calories to the celebratory spread. The solution? Simplify the sides. These five options trim ingredients lists, shorten cooking times, and go light on the butter and oil for healthful, easy, and elegant additions to your holiday table.