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Healthy Cooking Side Dishes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine side dishes for a healthy and light addition to your meal. Get side dish recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same for Scott Jones without this sensational side dish. "The caramelized pecan topping is a great change from marshmallows, but I don't think it's any lighter," he writes from Tulsa, Oklahoma. "Can you trim it down?"

Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Scott Jones' family will sure be delighted when they taste this delicious makeover at their next gathering. Scott wrote to us for help lightening this dish. We decreased the fat by half and the cholesterol by 46%, but kept the topping's sweet, nutty crunch. —Taste of Home's Test Kitchen

Baked Barley and Wild Rice

Baked Barley and Wild Rice

Baked Barley and Wild Rice

“We eat many whole grain dishes, but this is our favorite.” Not only is it heartwarming and flavorful, it also delivers 4 g of fiber per serving. Edna Woodard - Fredericksburg, Texas
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Mashed Winter Vegetables

Mashed Winter Vegetables

Mashed Winter Vegetables

“I first saw this side dish on a cooking show, and it’s since become one of my fall staples,” shares Kathy Lynch of Aloha, Oregon. “It’s special enough to serve at Thanksgiving.”

Apple Bread Stuffing

Apple Bread Stuffing

Apple Bread Stuffing

Versatile, simple and filled with savory fall flavors, this delicious side dish pairs well with chicken, beef and a variety of entrees. Juicy apples and plump raisins keep it moist and mouthwatering! Doris Heath - Franklin, North Carolina

Garlic Spinach Balls

Garlic Spinach Balls

Garlic Spinach Balls

When Amy Hornbuckle first tried these savory bites, she knew she found a new favorite. "They'd be a great way to get my young daughter to eat her vegetables if they were a bit lower in cholesterol," shares the Prattville, Alabama reader.

Herbed Fresh Green Beans

Herbed Fresh Green Beans

Herbed Fresh Green Beans

These beans take just moments to prepare in the microwave, making them perfect after a busy day, when you're low on energy and time. -Lucinda Walker of Somerset, Pennsylvania

Hominy with Peppers

Hominy with Peppers

Hominy with Peppers

“This is one of my family’s favorite sides. My mother-in-law hated to eat light, but she would devour this when I served it.” Anna Breeding - Marion, OH

Rice with Summer Squash

Rice with Summer Squash

Rice with Summer Squash

I don't usually create my own recipes, but this one passed my palate test. It offers a buttery flavor that those of us who are watching our weight miss at times. -Heather Ratigan of Kaufman, Texas

Artichoke-Stuffed Portobellos

Artichoke-Stuffed Portobellos

Artichoke-Stuffed Portobellos

For a tasty change of pace, try these moist and tangy portobello mushrooms from Robert Beck of Springfield, New Jersey. Filled with artichoke hearts and sweet red peppers, they’re delightfully rich and flavorful.

Roasted Fennel and Peppers

Roasted Fennel and Peppers

Roasted Fennel and Peppers

Fennel makes for a tasty change of pace in this versatile side that goes great with grilled meats. Best of all, it's full of flavor, easy to do and doesn't seem light at all! —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
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