Fresh, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | Martha Stewart

Indulge responsibly this Thanksgiving by preparing fresh, in-season sides and mains to balance the rest of the holiday feast. We aren’t suggesting you forgo butter or skip dessert, but we are certain that the holiday can be festive without dishes loaded with dairy, fats, and salt. Here, we’re sharing some seasonal recipes that are bursting with color and vibrant flavor to enhance the overall feast and make it a tad healthier.

The key to a fresher Thanksgiving dinner is hitting up the grocery store or farmers’ market and showcasing gorgeous fall produce. Of course, Brussels sprouts must be on the table; try pairing them with avocado and pumpkin seeds in a crunchy yet creamy salad rather than roasting them. That will free up oven space and give you a beautiful and unexpected dish. Instead of the usual green bean casserole, finish blanched green beans with miso and lemon or toss

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Best Bell Pepper Recipes | Martha Stewart

If you’re looking to add color to your plate, bell peppers are a great place to start. They are available year-round, but they’re most abundant—and least expensive—from July through November.

What’s your favorite color? Did you know that all red, yellow, and orange peppers actually start out green? The color and taste change depending on how long they’re allowed to ripen on the vine. When you’re choosing bell peppers, go for ones that feel heavy for their size and have glossy, smooth skin. Buy organic whenever possible because bell peppers are among the vegetables grown with the most pesticides. And when shopping for peppers to stuff, pick ones that are uniform in size and shape for even cooking. Whether you’re using them raw in salad, cooking them, or stuffing them, the best way to store bell peppers is to keep them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator in a

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Most Popular Dinner Recipes from Martha Stewart

Comforting, uncomplicated, and easy to make: That’s exactly how we’d describe this collection of our most popular dinner recipes. In addition to being absolutely delicious, they’re all made with friendly and approachable ingredients, so it’s simple to see why you, our readers, come back to these dishes time and time again. 

So, which recipes have you deemed the best of the best? Here, you’ll find familiar classics like pork chops with apples and onions, roast chicken, classic meatloaf, beef Stroganoff, and the delicious Beef Stew that’s pictured right here. All of these are perfect Sunday suppers, and don’t need elaborate side dishes to shine. If you do want to pair them with something tasty, a simple salad and a loaf of crusty bread will do the trick.

You’ll also find an array of casseroles, starting with perhaps the most beloved of American offerings: mac and cheese. Our no-fail recipe

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Vegetable Soup Recipes | Martha Stewart

A bowl of vegetable soup can satiate your hunger no matter the temperature outside. Serve up vegetable soup on the dreariest winter days for a quick fix or chill out with a cooled-down version of your favorite recipe during the warmer months. Easy to make, these mouthwatering recipes are also nutrient-rich and nourishing to the last sip. And whether you serve them as a starter or the main dish, these vegetable soups are sure to delight.

An array of hearty vegetables serve as the unifying element in these soups, and each recipe we’re sharing is either entirely classic or a delicious twist on the expected; if you want a traditional recipe, go for our Everyday Vegetable Soup, which is pictured here. Depending on when you make your vegetable soup, you’ll want to consider the produce that’s in season and use those ingredients to build your recipe. Ahead, you’ll find our

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