Melissa Altman-Traub

Registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist. College professor and avid cook.

Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes mashed potatoes. acorn squash, leeks with cabbage, and sesame sweet potatoes

18 Favorite Vegan, Healthy Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

These Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes will give you lots of tasty choices for your holiday table. Enjoy all of your favorite flavors with these vegan options! Whether you are looking for more plant-based side dishes to serve with a turkey or making a total vegetarian meal, you should find plenty here to enjoy. Plus these …

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stuffed peppers with butternut squash and quinoa in a white baking dish topped with chopped parsley and basil leaves

Stuffed Peppers with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

These stuffed peppers with butternut squash, Great Northern Beans, and quinoa are a colorful and tasty meal for special events or every day. They are vegan and gluten-free. This is the perfect recipe for a distinctive main dish or side dish for a vegan holiday substitute for turkey, ham, etc. since they are delicious and …

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2 bowls of honeycrisp homamade applesauce with a half of a sliced apple

Honeycrisp Homemade Applesauce: Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

Here’s an easy recipe for making homemade applesauce with Honeycrisp apples and without any added sugar. It’s very simple to make applesauce in a slow cooker or Instant Pot. I love fall when Honeycrisp apples are in season. These juicy, sweet apples are versatile and delicious to either enjoy fresh or use for cooking and …

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