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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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Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

"I traditionally make this black-eyed pea dish for New Year's celebrations," notes Ann Buckendahl of Benton, Kansas. "This version has more seasonings and veggies than the classic Southern dish."

Broccoli with Orange Sauce

Broccoli with Orange Sauce

Broccoli with Orange Sauce

If you like oranges, you'll enjoy this citrusy sauce I adopted when looking for more interesting way to serve broccoli. It's also nice as a dipping sauce for pork chops and chicken. —Estelle Hardin of Kanab, Utah

Colorful Vegetable Medley Side Dish

Colorful Vegetable Medley Side Dish

Colorful Vegetable Medley Side Dish

With its red pepper slices and green broccoli florets, this merry medley will brighten any holiday table. Sara Lindler of Irmo, South Carolina uses mild seasonings to let the variety of veggie flavors shine through.
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Crunchy Yam Bake

Crunchy Yam Bake

Crunchy Yam Bake

This is one of my favorite recipes. The yummy yams are the perfect complement to a holiday ham or turkey and ideal for impressing a potluck crowd. –Marian Moreman of Canyon Country, California

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

We have so few bad-weather days in New Mexico that we like to celebrate cold rainy one with bowls of hot soup. My family likes this ham and bean variety alongside green chili corn muffins. —Beverly Peacock of Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Fire and Ice Tomatoes

Fire and Ice Tomatoes

Fire and Ice Tomatoes

You won't miss the salt in this refreshing tomato salad! It's well-seasoned with cayenne pepper, mustard seed and vinegar but not the least bit spicy. This dish is always a hit at potlucks. —Nan Rickey, Yuma, Arizona

Green Beans Provence

Green Beans Provence

Green Beans Provence

Crisp-tender green beans are paired with tomatoes for a colorful and nutritious side. Dressed with fresh basil and just enough vinegar to add a bit of tang, this side compliments most any entree. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

You'd never know that these mashed potatoes are on the lighter side. Garlic and chives season them nicely while sour cream and cream cheese add richness. They're special enough for company. -Test Kitchen

Light Sweet Potato Casserole

Light Sweet Potato Casserole

Light Sweet Potato Casserole

You're bound to have sweet potato success when you whip up this casserole recipe from our Test Kitchen. With its rich color, creamy texture and irresistible taste, it is sure to be a popular stop on your holiday buffet table.

Makeover Creamed Corn

Makeover Creamed Corn

Makeover Creamed Corn

This scrumptious makeover has all the rich feel and flavor of the original, but only about half the calories and about a third of the saturated fat. -Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

When my mom and sister developed several food allergies, we had to modify many recipes. I substituted quinoa for couscous in this tabouleh. Now we make it all the time! —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon
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