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Mashed potatoes won't save you when the weather's hot, no matter how rad you make 'em. You need a nice healthy side featuring healthy grains…but we stuck some nice cheesy grits and creamy barley risotto in there just in case a nice healthy side is not what you need. Otherwise, peruse hand-picked recipes for light, delicious couscous (both regular and Israeli), rice, corn and quinoa (a seed, not a grain, but still perfect for healthy sides).

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