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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.

Three-Cheese Potato Souffle

Three-Cheese Potato Souffle

Three-Cheese Potato Souffle

Everyday mashed potatoes become appealingly elegant in Kathy Kittell's extra-cheesy souffle. "This casserole bakes up fluffy and golden-and makes a perfect company side dish," she confides from her Lenexa, Kansas kitchen.

Almond Broccoli Stir-Fry

Almond Broccoli Stir-Fry

Almond Broccoli Stir-Fry

The broccoli retains its lovely green color when stir-fried, so this dish is not only easy to make but pretty to serve. The almonds add a nutty crunch that everyone really likes.

Lemon Fried Rice

Lemon Fried Rice

Lemon Fried Rice

This appealing blend of rice and veggies complements most meats. The lemon peel and hot sauce transform regular fried rice into a distinctive side dish.
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Roasted Corn and Garlic Rice

Roasted Corn and Garlic Rice

Roasted Corn and Garlic Rice

"I usually roast quite a few ears of corn when they are on sale and freeze what I don't use at that time," writes Marilyn Rodriguez of Fairbanks, Alaska. "This is a wonderful side dish to go with a fish fry, barbecue or almost any summer meal. It's a constant at my house."

Triple-Grain Pilaf

Triple-Grain Pilaf

Triple-Grain Pilaf

Looking for a side dish with a pleasant nutty flavor? Our Test Kitchen came up with this easy pilaf recipe that's a perfect mild accompaniment to poultry, beef or fish. The combination of rice, bulgur and barley gives it a nice blend of textures.

Grilled Greek-Style Zucchini

Grilled Greek-Style Zucchini

Grilled Greek-Style Zucchini

"I made this dish for my Women's Health Initiative Group at our local university, and everyone just loved it," informs Betty Washburn of Reno, Nevada. "The grilled vegetables pick up a pleasantly mild flavor from the lemon juice and herb seasonings."

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

This side dish takes a flavorful twist on traditional red beans and rice. "The sweetness of the molasses and ketchup contrasts nicely with the garlic and onion...and reminds some people of barbecued beans," writes Rita Farmer of Houston, Texas. "This dish never fails to spark compliments and recipe requests.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This savory side dish from Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California is reason enough to give zucchini extra space in your garden. "I like to serve these veggie-stuffed boats with a loaf of homemade bread and slices of melon and avocado nestled on crisp lettuce leaves," she suggests. "They're also wonderful paired with any meat."

Carrot Zucchini Saute

Carrot Zucchini Saute

Carrot Zucchini Saute

"I concocted this eye-pleasing recipe as a quick-and-easy side dish, and it's fast become a family favorite," notes Mildred Rickett of Magnolia, Texas. "It's a wonderful way to use up an abundance of veggies from your garden."

Citrus Veggie Stir-Fry

Citrus Veggie Stir-Fry

Citrus Veggie Stir-Fry

Crunchy cashews and citrus-seasoned sauce will stir your appetite for this colorful vegetable medley. "My husband requests the meatless entree often," says Dorothy Swanson of St. Louis, Missouri, "so it's on the menu at least once a month."

Saucy Mushrooms

Saucy Mushrooms

Saucy Mushrooms

Fresh mushrooms take center stage in this flavorful recipe from Ellen Benninger of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania. Serve the mouthwatering morsels over noodles or rice, or alongside beef.
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