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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.

Garlic Bean Dip

Garlic Bean Dip

Garlic Bean Dip

"There isn't a bean that my family does not like, In fact, I serve one kind or another almost every day," writes Nancy Testin of Harrington, Delaware. "This is one of my favorite dips."

Veggie Brown Rice Wraps

Veggie Brown Rice Wraps

Veggie Brown Rice Wraps

Salsa gives a bit of zip to the brown rice and bean filling in the meatless tortilla wraps Lisa Sullivan shares from St. Marys, Ohio.

Toasted Muesli

Toasted Muesli

Toasted Muesli

"Here's a healthy start to the day that can be made ahead, then the crisp mixture can be eaten quickly on the way to work or school," notes Jennifer Wilson, Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Squash and Bean Saute

Squash and Bean Saute

Squash and Bean Saute

We like to include meatless dishes in our diet. This nicely seasoned vegetable medley is easy to prepare and really delicious. Sometimes we even enjoy it as a main entree. —Ellie Vorous of Seaford, Delaware

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

This is one of my favorite low-fat dishes—it's delicious! Rosemary, garlic, almonds and sunflower kernels flavor the broccoli and rice. Sometimes I add cooked cubed chicken for a complete meal. —Mari Condit of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Crispy Baked Onion Rings

Crispy Baked Onion Rings

Crispy Baked Onion Rings

These crispy, lightly browned rings from Della Stamp of Long Beach, California are a healthy alternative to the deep-fried version. Thyme and paprika enhance the flavor of the tender onions.

Lemon Mint Beans

Lemon Mint Beans

Lemon Mint Beans

This vegetable side tastes so refreshing that they're a delightful addition to summer meals, but you'll want to enjoy them the rest of the year, too.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Easy Sesame Broccoli

Easy Sesame Broccoli

Easy Sesame Broccoli

For a time-saving addition to supper, Myra Innes seasons broccoli spears with lemon, soy sauce and sesame seeds. It's a nice change from plain broccoli," she writes from Auburn, Kansas.

Roasted Corn on the Cob

Roasted Corn on the Cob

Roasted Corn on the Cob

"I've been grilling corn on the cob for years this way...our friends always insist on it!" writes Sandy Szwarc from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lima Bean Medley

Lima Bean Medley

Lima Bean Medley

Here's a tasty medley of beans and veggies that harmonizes perfectly with healthy meal plans. Dianne Spurgeon of London, Ontario shared the recipe. Her mildly spice succotash makes a colorful side that goes well with many main dishes.

Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

Looking for a delicious way to use a variety of veggies? Our Test Kitchen home economists recommend tucking your garden harvest into this hearty sandwich. The pleasant flavor of eggplant, red pepper, onion, zucchini and yellow summer squash is enhanced by a creamy basil yogurt spread. The bright blend of colors is sure to perk appetites, too!
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