Serve These Frozen Sides to Cut Prep Time Tonight

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After a long day of work, preparing a delicious dinner from scratch is probably as high up on your to-do list as getting a root canal. But because fast food and packaged sides often contain unhealthy ingredients, it's understandable that you want to prepare fresh, clean alternatives for your family. Sometimes the freezer aisle can be of great assistance in the kitchen without sacrificing your health commitment. Serve up these frozen sides for dinner next to your delicious homemade entrees for a balanced meal without the hassle.

McCain Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries: Fries may have been long sworn off due to their unhealthy properties, but these sweet potato fries are a good, conscious choice as a side dish for your family. Each serving contains only 120 calories and is a strong source of vitamins A and C. This side pairs well with our Skinny Bleu Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Burgers!

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Cascadian Farm Hash Browns: These hash browns are a simple, guiltless choice as a side dish. Each serving is 60 calories and the dish contains only one ingredient: frozen potatoes. Have breakfast for dinner with a Skinny Greek Omelet and complete it with these delicious organic hash browns.

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Archer Farms Single Serve Moroccan Quinoa Blend: For a simple steamed side dish, try this Moroccan quinoa blend, filled with kale, butternut squash, apple, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with turmeric. It's only 100 calories per serving and is a strong source of vitamins A and C, as well as iron. Add it to our Caribbean Jerk Salmon for a fast, satisfying meal.

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McCain Purely Potatoes Whole Baby Skin-On Potatoes: A strong source of vitamin C, these whole baby potatoes can add substance and flavor to nearly any dish. Each serving is only 60 calories and packs zero grams of fat. Serve it with Grilled Italian Flank Steak Pinwheels for a hearty meat and potatoes dinner.

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McCain Mixed Vegetables: This vegetable medley includes peas, corn and carrots to round out your meal. A serving contains only 80 calories and packs 4 grams of fiber! Add your healthy veggies to the side of these Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for a well-balanced meal.

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Seapoint Farms Organic Edamame: This protein-packed side pairs well with nearly any main dish. This package contains only organic soybeans and is only 100 calories per serving. It's a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. Try it with this Skinny Sweet and Sour Chicken entree!

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Birds Eye Steamfresh Cut Green Beans: We all know greens are healthy, but you may not know that buying frozen veggies depletes your greens of nearly no nutrients. This frozen side contains only green beans and is only 30 calories per serving. They'll complement our Cheesy Garlic Pork Chops wonderfully and you'll be getting loads of health benefits while saving time.

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Woodstock Farms Tri-Colored Peppers: These organic, brightly colored veggies are an excellent source of vitamin C and will have you ready for a post-dinner fiesta! Each serving is only 30 calories and contains only organic green, red and yellow peppers. Serve them alongside these Easy Beef Enchiladas for a spicy dinner!

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