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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.

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

We camp out often in summer and do a lot of cooking over charcoal. These veggies go great with any grilled meat. Sometimes I also thread brown-and-serve rolls on skewers, brush with melted butter and cook them over the coals for 10-15 minutes. They get all crusty on the outside, yet stay soft in the center. It rounds out a super meal.

Red Cabbage with Apples

Red Cabbage with Apples

Red Cabbage with Apples

My German grandmother passed this recipe down to my mother, who gave it to me. I remember eating it as a small child. This vegetable dish can be made quickly and goes great with roast pork or barbecued ribs, potatoes and biscuits.

Rice Medley

Rice Medley

Rice Medley

In this easy recipe, ordinary rice is dressed up with peas, shredded carrot and seasonings. This fresh-tasting and colorful side dish goes great with a variety of meaty main courses.—Doyle Rounds, Bridgewater, Virginia
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Whipped Squash

Whipped Squash

Whipped Squash

This is an excellent way to serve one of the season's most delicious vegetables—butternut squash. Its rich flavor and golden harvest color really come through in this smooth vegetable side dish. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Zesty Zucchini Skillet

Zesty Zucchini Skillet

Zesty Zucchini Skillet

If your family likes vegetables as much as mine does, you'll like this recipe. Vegetables are so flexible, too, that you can substitute your family's favorites for those in this recipe. In our family, we all like zucchini, so I'm always trying to find some new ways to prepare it.

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

This is my very favorite rice recipe. I've served it many times and it's always received rave reviews. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Vegetable Rice Medley

Vegetable Rice Medley

Vegetable Rice Medley

WE'VE BEEN eating this wonderful side dish for as long as I can remember. It's an old-time recipe from this part of the country, and I like it because of its great flavor and festive color. It complements most any meal, so we enjoy it often. -Auton Miller, Piney Flats, Tennessee

Best Baked Beans

Best Baked Beans

Best Baked Beans

THESE savory beans were a specialty my dear grandma frequently prepared. When I even think of this dish, I can smell the enticing aroma that met us at the door when we went over to Grandma's for Sunday dinner. Every dish she made was a labor of love. -Marjorie Thompson, West Sacramento, California

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

MOTHER could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side dish. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. -Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida

Gingered Carrots

Gingered Carrots

Gingered Carrots

I first made this original recipe about 40 years ago, and it hasn't failed me yet. The thing I like about the dish is that it isn't plain. The flavorings dress up an "ordinary" vegetable, and put some real zip in any meal! This is an easy, quick dish to make, and it adds a splash of color to your table.

Homemade Noodles

Homemade Noodles

Homemade Noodles

These delicious noodles keep very well in the refrigerator. And, there are few things that taste as good as homemade noodles like these eaten plain, with just a few toasted bread crumbs sprinkled on top! —Helen Heiland, Joliet, Illinois
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