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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.

Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

"My green beans get a lift from bacon and onion," says Linda Rock, explaining how she accents a favorite everyday vegetable. A dash of nutmeg adds interest to the simple sauce. Linda fixes this much-requested side dish in her Stratford, Wisconsin kitchen.

Baked Butternut Squash

Baked Butternut Squash

Baked Butternut Squash

Heidi Vawdrey takes advantage of fabulous fall produce by baking up this scrumptious side dish in Riverton, Utah. Lightly seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, the squash offers plenty of harvest-fresh flavor.

Baby Carrots 'n' Broccoli

Baby Carrots 'n' Broccoli

Baby Carrots 'n' Broccoli

"My husband and I eat this quick veggie side dish at least once a week. We enjoy it with just about any main course," reports Ally Fitzgerald of Alpharetta, Georgia. "It's a light easy way to get extra vegetables into your diet."
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Vegetables in Dill Sauce

Vegetables in Dill Sauce

Vegetables in Dill Sauce

“This recipe is ideal for using up vegetables from your garden,” writes Edie DeSpain from Logan, Utah. “It’s a great side dish for grilled chicken. Enjoy!”

Colorful Rice Medley

Colorful Rice Medley

Colorful Rice Medley

“I found this recipe while searching for something with peas that was different from what I usually serve guests," says Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas. "It's colorful, tasty and could go with a variety of entrees.”

Kale with Bacon

Kale with Bacon

Kale with Bacon

The hearty bacon flavor in this side dish makes you forget that you're eating right. Seasoned with garlic, it's a great way to enjoy vitamin-rich kale. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia

Vegetarian Spanish Rice

Vegetarian Spanish Rice

Vegetarian Spanish Rice

This rice recipe has been in our family for years. It's handy when you're in a hurry for a side dish to complement almost any main dish, not just Tex-Mex fare. —Sharon Donat of Kalispell, Montana

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

The next time you have the hungries, don't reach for high-fat junk food. Instead, spend a few minutes preparing these oven-baked sweet potato slices from our Test Kitchen.

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

Greek Vegetable Bake

Greek Vegetable Bake

Greek Vegetable Bake

"My mom got the recipe for this zucchini and green bean casserole from an authentic Greek cook years ago. The ingredients originally included olive oil, but we omitted it...and it tastes even better!" writes Angela Berry, Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add ginger and garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Add the teriyaki sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, salt and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add rice and mixed vegetables; cook and stir over medium heat until vegetables are tender.
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