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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.

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Easy Herbed Green Beans

Easy Herbed Green Beans

Easy Herbed Green Beans

An assortment of herbs adds a refreshing burst of flavor to this easy green bean dish. You can serve it in moments, and it goes so well with just about any main course. –Ann Bassett of Nashville, Tennessee

Garlic-Chive Baked Fries

Garlic-Chive Baked Fries

Garlic-Chive Baked Fries

Yes, you DO want fries with that—especially these crispy, golden-brown fries, full of garlic flavor and just a little bit of heat. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

Italian Vegetable Medley

Italian Vegetable Medley

Italian Vegetable Medley

Round out a variety of menus with this side dish that lends a delicious pop of color. “If you have them, use leftover veggies. People are always surprised at how easy this dish is!” Margaret Wilson - Sun City, CA
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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

“I'm not a big fan of the traditional green bean casserole, so I came up with this easy, no-fuss version.” It's so quick and versatile, you can make it anytime and for just about any main dish. Christie Ladd - Mechanicsburg, PA

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

"I created this zippy side dish after eating something similar at a restaurant. It complements any Tex-Mex meal wonderfully," writes Michelle Dennis of Clarks Hill, Indiana. "Sometimes I add cubes of grilled chicken breast to the rice to make it a meal in itself."

Sweet Carrots

Sweet Carrots

Sweet Carrots

Here's a flavorful way to dress up carrots without a lot of fuss. Simply steam the good-for-you veggies, then season with butter, brown sugar, vinegar and a sprinkling of chives. The carrots are not only colorful, but they taste good, too.

Vegetable Couscous

Vegetable Couscous

Vegetable Couscous

Looking for a different way to serve vegetables? These tiny pasta granules act like a magnet, pulling together the flavors of the chicken broth and vitamin-rich veggies. Carrots, celery, peppers and zucchini add fresh crunch and bright color.

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized onions give a sweet and savory taste to this side dish from our Test Kitchen. Prepared with red potatoes, reduced-fat cheese and bacon, it makes a heartwarming accompaniment to any main course.

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Who doesn't like mashed potatoes? Try this slimmed-down dish with any entree. —Janet Homes, Surprise, Arizona

Italian Broccoli with Peppers

Italian Broccoli with Peppers

Italian Broccoli with Peppers

This healthy side dish goes with just about anything. And for a satisfying meal, we like it over pasta or grilled chicken or turkey breasts. —Maureen McClanahan, St. Louis, Missouri
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