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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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The chard in my garden inspires all kinds of recipes. This one makes a great side dish, especially in spring and summer. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Steamed Lemon Broccoli

Steamed Lemon Broccoli

Steamed Lemon Broccoli

I first tried this sunny side dish because it seemed to be a fresh, nutritious and easy combination. Now it's the only way my husband will eat broccoli. I love to pair it with grilled meat on hot days. -Michelle Hanson, Oacoma, South Dakota

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Dried apples, cranberries and savory nicely complement the wild rice and leek in this delicious recipe from Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa.

Spring Pea & Radish Salad

Spring Pea & Radish Salad

Spring Pea & Radish Salad

Winters can be very long here in New Hampshire. I always look forward to the first veggies of spring and making some lighter dishes like this fresh salad. —Jolene Martinelli, Derry, New Hampshire
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Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

"With fresh mushrooms, plum tomatoes and herbs to spice up its flavor, this dish tastes like summertime to me," says Jacqueline Graves of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Chock-full of garden goodness, the chunky sauce cooks up quickly, too.

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

No vegetable says spring quite like asparagus. In this recipe, we combine pretty green spears with leeks. Crushed red pepper adds a bit of zest.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

This is a perfect way to use up your garden's green beans. The Cajun flavor makes it different from your regular green bean recipe. —Shannon Lewis, Andover, Minnesota

Flavorful Sugar Snap Peas

Flavorful Sugar Snap Peas

Flavorful Sugar Snap Peas

"Our family enjoys the first peas from our garden stir-fried as a crisp treat," notes Connie Moore of Medway, Ohio.

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Laramie, Wyoming’s Vera Reid uses corn and peppers to add color and nutrition to this veggie side dish. “It’s so fresh and appealing and complements any meal,” she says.

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

I love when an entire meal can be cooked outside on the grill and I don't need to heat up the kitchen. These tasty fries not only meet that requirement, but they are healthy, too. —Natalie Knowlton, Kamas, Utah

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries. I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste. I'm thrilled with the results! —Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beets in Orange Sauce

To ensure your family eats their veggies, our Test Kitchen home economists suggest you top beets with an irresistible orange glaze.
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