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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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With just a few minutes of prep, you can toss these savory potatoes into the oven to bake. Seasoned with fresh rosemary and herbs, they bring a pleasantly bold flavor to any meal. –Light & Tasty Test Kitchen
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Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes are a perfect accompaniment any entree and lend a homey appeal. A hint of rosemary makes this dish an attention-getter, and it only takes five ingredients to prepare! “To make assembly even easier, I toss all the ingredients into a plastic bag and shake it up,” writes Julie Kocur from Abington, Maryland.

Corn and Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

Corn and Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

Corn and Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

This veggie side dish is a standby. My daughter likes to add leftover ham to it. Save room in the oven by making this savory side in your slow cooker. —Joyce Johnson, Uniontown, Ohio

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Kelley Casey of Fairfax, Virginia highlights the garden-fresh taste of asparagus with a mild lemon dressing and Parmesan cheese in this delicious side dish. Try it with pork or chicken for a lighter meal.
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

These potatoes still have the creamy texture and cheesy flavor your family expects, but this slimmed-down version has less fat and fewer calories.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Penne with Kale and Onion

Penne with Kale and Onion

Penne with Kale and Onion

I love kale; my husband hates it. But when I swapped it into a favorite penne-with-spinach recipe, it was so delicious, he asked for seconds! —Kimberly Hammond, Kingwood, Texas

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

“I make this a lot for my son, who’s a picky eater. He loves it!” Lori Panarella — Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Orange-Glazed Asparagus

Orange-Glazed Asparagus

Orange-Glazed Asparagus

At her home in Deerwood, Minnesota, Gloria Bisek perks up fresh asparagus from her garden with a tangy orange glaze. "It's an easy dish for entertaining," she says.

Green Rice Pilaf

Green Rice Pilaf

Green Rice Pilaf

With its mild heat and full flavors, this side pairs well with a variety of entrees, especially Southwest or Mexican specialties. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Asparagus Tomato Stir-Fry

Asparagus Tomato Stir-Fry

Asparagus Tomato Stir-Fry

The recipe for this pretty medley comes from Elizabeth MacAulay in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. "Last spring, when asparagus was in the stores, my sister found this recipe, tried it and thought I might like it, too," she notes. "This fast-to-fix side dish is perfect after a busy day at work."

Asian Grilled Green Beans

Asian Grilled Green Beans

Asian Grilled Green Beans

You’ll love the great flavor and easy preparation of Trisha Kruse’s fresh side dish. The Eagle, Idaho cook tosses bright green beans in a sweet sauce with a subtle kick.
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