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Side Dishes

You could eat plain vegetables all the time, and they would be great from a nutritional standpoint, but I like something different every once in a while. If you’re like me, this category is for you. These side dish recipes are just as good for you, but they aren’t ordinary. As a bonus, if you are looking to include more meatless meals in your diet, there are several choices here that could easily be the main dish of a very satisfying meal.

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 7 large eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini 2/3 cup pearl-size or baby fresh mozzarella balls 2 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil 3 tbsps chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes …

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Spicy Sweet Potato And Shrimp

Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A; a large one contains more than 100 percent of the daily recommended intake, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color, …

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Peleo Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is a great snack. It’s full of healthy fats, fiber and amazing flavor. Good thing about it also its consider gluten free. Ingredients: 3 medium overly ripe bananas, mashed 1/4 cup coconut milk 4 eggs 2 tsp Baking Soda 2 1/4 cups almond flour 1/2 tsp Cinnamon …

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Roasted Potatoes

These make a great side dish with a burger or other grilled meat. It’s easy to make and you can even eat them as a healthy snack. Ingredients 1⁄2  kg  potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon  salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons paprika Directions: Heat the oven to 200 …

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Low Carb Bread Recipes and Tips

low carb bread

The fact of the matter is, you can actually have bread, as long as it’s the right low carb bread. There are tons of great low carb bread recipes out there that you can use for your bread feast and snacks, from Low Carb Bread cheesecake recipe to a Low …

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Delicious Broccoli Casserole

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A delightful way to make broccoli something a little different. This time we will prepare delicious broccoli casserole. Ingredients: 6 cups (420 g) broccoli florets 10 ounces (280 g) low sodium cream of mushroom soup 1/4 cup (60 g) low fat mayonnaise 1/4 cup (30 g) low fat cheddar cheese …

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Tomatoes and Green Beans

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A different twist on green beans. Goes very well with grilled meat. Definitely you should try it… Ingredients: 1/2 pound (225 g) green beans 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil 1/4 cup (38 g) red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup (40 g) onion, chopped 1 cup (180 g) tomatoes, chopped …

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Quick and Easy Roasted Vegetables

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This is the perfect side dish with an meat like the chicken breasts. It is very easy to make and healthy side dish, you’ll need only 25 minutes to prepare it. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil 1/2 teaspoon (1.5 g) minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon (0.4 g) dried basil …

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Quick and Easy Zucchini Oven Fries

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These make a great alternative to French fries with a burger or other grilled meat. Zucchini fries are quick and easy to make and you can even eat them as a healthy snack. Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini 1 tablespoon (3 g) dried oregano 1 tablespoon (7 g) cumin Directions: Preheat …

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Delicious Vegetable-Stuffed Peppers

vegetable stuffed peppers healthy lunch idea

This dish could become a main dish with the addition of some ground turkey or cheese for protein. As it is, it makes a nice-looking, as well as tasty, side dish. The vegetable mixture, basically succotash in a pepper, can also be served alone. Ingredients: 2 green bell peppers 1 …

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