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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.

Baked Vidalia Onion

Baked Vidalia Onion

Baked Vidalia Onion

Served alongside a variety of fish and meat, this tender onion is a nice change of pace. Folks find it a fun and flavorful side dish.—Norma Durham, Rogersville, Tennessee

Dilled Zucchini

Dilled Zucchini

Dilled Zucchini

Sundra also includes her recipe for Dilled Zucchini. "These super squash couldn't be easier to prepare, and their mild flavor goes so well with chicken," she says.

Crunchy Asparagus Medley

Crunchy Asparagus Medley

Crunchy Asparagus Medley

This savory side dish made a special appearance at our Hawaiian dinner. But I've also been know to prepare it with different foods on other occasions.—Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
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Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

We were always glad to see a big bowl of this festive rice on the table. The carrots, peas and tomatoes make it so pretty. This versatile side dish goes great with any meat or Mexican meal. — Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Broccoli with Sesame

Broccoli with Sesame

Broccoli with Sesame

With a coating to tongue-tingling sauce an topping of crunchy sesame seeds, broccoli makes a fancy but fuss-free side dish. This vegetable is so nutritious that it's great to have a special way to serve it. —Doris Heath, Bryson City, North Carolina

Au Gratin Potato

Au Gratin Potato

Au Gratin Potato

A friend gave me this recipe when I needed a potato dish for a potluck. That was many years ago, but I still get compliments whenever someone tries it for the first time.

Creamy Cabbage

Creamy Cabbage

Creamy Cabbage

This recipe, which was handed down to me from my grandmother, makes a good side dish for any meal. It's a simple way to spruce up a cabbage dish and has always been happily received at potluck suppers.

Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Microwave Spaghetti Squash

One of the pleasant surprises about squash is that it's so low in calories. That means I can "splurge" a little with the other ingredients. Spaghetti squash is fun to work with and so "tender tasty"!

Cheesy Corn-Stuffed Tomatoes

Cheesy Corn-Stuffed Tomatoes

Cheesy Corn-Stuffed Tomatoes

My husband and I look forward to this easy, fresh-tasting side dish in summer when tomatoes are at their best. I love to invite friends over for dinner and serve these colorful tomatoes. —Mrs. Patrick Dore, Burlington, Ontario

Chilly Dilly Carrots

Chilly Dilly Carrots

Chilly Dilly Carrots

WE'VE always taken advantage of the fresh produce we're fortunate to have almost year-round. I prepare carrots often, since they're so nutritious and versatile. This dish is one of my favorites. It can be prepared a few days ahead of time, so it's easy when you're planning to serve it for a special meal. -Lizzie Sartin, Brookhaven, Mississippi

Turnips, Taters and Ham

Turnips, Taters and Ham

Turnips, Taters and Ham

Every year, my husband clears space in the garden to plant turnips. He likes to eat them right out of the garden or in a variety of dishes, including this one I created just for him.
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