Simple, Healthy Side Dishes for Holiday Parties?

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Q: Since this is the season of get-togethers, and I'll always inevitably be asked to bring some sort of side dish, what are some good, simple, healthy ideas for a side dish that would keep well on a drive to someone's house, and maybe not need to be kept warm?

Salad is good, but you don't really need more than one at a party, and a veggie tray is always popular, but boring.

Sent by Cara

Editor: Cara, well, you actually could jazz up the relish tray with some of these ideas.

You could also bring a grain salad, which is more interesting and versatile than a plain green salad. We love this five grain salad from Emeril and this sweet and savory wild rice salad.

Also, don't forget: homemade bread is NEVER turned down!

Readers, any thoughts?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.