Recipes for Side Dishes

March 30, 2021

Super Low-fat Potato Salad

Super Low-fat Potato Salad 8 Servings Ingredients 2 lbs. potatoes (6 medium), boiled until done and cooled4 Tbsp Best Foods® Low Fat Mayonnaise Dressing(For Fat-free option: Substitute 2 Tbsp nonfat plain yogurt and 2 Tbsp nonfat sour cream instead of mayonnaise dressing)1 1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp ground black pepper1 cup thinly sliced and diced celery1 thinly sliced and […]
February 28, 2021

How to Cook Brown Rice

How to Cook Brown Rice Directions Choose the right size pot. For cooking 1 to 2 cups of dry brown rice, a 2-quart saucepan will work well. If the pot is too big, the rice may not steam right. If the pot is too small, it may boil over and make a mess. Make sure the lid fits […]
February 28, 2021

Lemon Spinach Quinoa Salad

Lemon Spinach Quinoa Salad 8 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Ancient Harvest Tri-Color Quinoa1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 red bell peppers, chopped15.5 ounce can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)6 ounce baby spinach1/2 cup of feta cheese (optional)Dressing:3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 tsp dry oregano 1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper Directions […]
February 24, 2021

How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa Quinoa is technically a seed with a nutty flavor; however, it can be used in the same ways as other whole grains. There are 3 main types found in the U.S.: white, red, and black. White quinoa has the most delicate flavor and lightest texture. Red and black quinoa tend to be bolder and […]
December 9, 2020

Cream of Zucchini Soup

Cream of Zucchini Soup Serves 4 Ingredients ½ small onion, quartered 2 cloves garlic 3 medium zucchini, skin on cut in large chunks 32 oz. reduced sodium Swanson chicken broth (or vegetable) 2 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream Kosher salt and black pepper to taste Fresh grated Parmesan cheese, for topping (optional) Directions Combine chicken broth, onion, garlic […]
December 5, 2020

Baked Yam Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips- Savory or Sweet 8 Servings Ingredients 2- 7 oz. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin Celery Salt and black pepper to taste, Cajun or BBQ spice blends would be delicious as well Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel potatoes, slice into thin rounds. Place parchment paper on large cookie sheet. Place the […]
December 5, 2020

Mock Guacamole

Mock Guacamole Ingredients 16 ounce package frozen green peas, thawed2 Tbsp lemon juice2 cloves garlic, crushed1 Tbsp rice vinegar1 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce½ tsp. vanilla extractPinch of red pepper Directions Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Taste, adjust lemon juice and red pepper to taste.  Nutrition: 6 Servings/ Calories 60 / Total Fat […]
December 5, 2020

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup onion, diced1 cup carrot, peeled and diced carrot (approx. 2 medium)1 green bell pepper, diced3 stalks celery, diced½ jalapeno, de-seeded and minced (or a whole one for extra spiciness)3 cloves garlic, minced2 tsp. each cumin, oregano and chili powder3–4 cups vegetable broth (start with 3 cups, add a bit if it seems too thick)1 cup tomato sauce1-19 oz. can […]
December 5, 2020

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Serves 3 Ingredients 3 large fresh portobello mushrooms, stems removed, set aside 2 celery stalks, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chicken broth 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium orange or red bell pepper 1.5 oz. fat-free feta crumbles ¼ cup fresh shaved parmesan cheese 1 ½ tsp. garlic hickory or some type of […]