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Low Fat Side Dishes

Looking for low fat side dishes? Find low fat side dish recipes that are a great complement to healthy low fat dinners.

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Honey-Lemon Asparagus

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LORRAINE CALAND
Everyone who tastes my glazed asparagus takes more, so I double the recipe. For another option, try root veggies like turnip and parsnip in this honeyed side. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
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Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

"Working full-time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved. So I re-created many of our favorites in the slow cooker," notes Carol Greco of Centereach, New York. "This cinnamony treatment for squash is one of them."

Artichokes and Green Beans

Artichokes and Green Beans

Artichokes and Green Beans

This easy and elegant treatment for vegetables complements a variety of main courses. "Whenever I make it, someone always asks for a recipe," Carole Boys writes from Wheaton, Illinois.

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Cutting the carrots lengthwise makes this dish look extra pretty. For even more elegance, garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme or parsley. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

I used to make this dish with lots of butter, brown sugar and cream. I slimmed it down and this low-fat version is just as delicious-my family loves it,” writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi from Woodinville, Washington.

Sweet Potato Dippers

Sweet Potato Dippers

Sweet Potato Dippers

A savory and creamy dipping sauce accents the delicious flavor of tender sweet potato slices. Leftover sauce can be served with crackers. Cheryl Maczko - Arthurdale, West Virginia

Broccoli With Orange Cream

Broccoli With Orange Cream

Broccoli With Orange Cream

I received the recipe for this broccoli side dish from a good friend in North Carolina. I like to use fresh thyme from my herb garden. The cream orange sauce is even better than hollandaise. —Kathy Samuelson of Omaha, Nebraska

Asparagus Parma

Asparagus Parma

Asparagus Parma

This full-flavored dish would be excellent alongside lean chicken or fish. Fresh herbs lend a special touch. Jay Goodvin - Austin, TX

Brunch Risotto

Brunch Risotto

Brunch Risotto

“This light, flavorful and inexpensive risotto makes a surprising addition to a traditional brunch menu,” writes Jennifer Dines of Brighton, Massachusetts. “It's gotten lots of compliments from my friends,” she adds.

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

This moist dressing is perfect when paired with poultry or even pork. The sweet-tart flavor of the dried cranberries really complements the dish's turkey sausage. —Corinne Portteus, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grilled Herb Vegetables

Grilled Herb Vegetables

Grilled Herb Vegetables

The convenience of frozen vegetables takes the worry out of cooking dinner. Best of all, you still get that fresh flavor of summer. Simply take a bagged veggie blend, add some quick pantry staples, and cook for a satisfying complement to just about any main dish.

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

These extra-thin slices of zucchini and carrot add a pretty touch to a dinner, place, confirms our Test Kitchen staff.
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