Category Archives: SIDE DISHES

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw is an easy and delicious side recipe for a sweet and tangy slaw. It will be a welcome addition for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals also. Summary: Shredded fresh broccoli, quinoa and almonds are combined with a made from scratch, lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. (Dressing recipe is included). This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
broccoli-quinoa-slawTotal Time: 70 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Slaw:

1 lb fresh broccoli
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

For the Dressing:

1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Truvia® Nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Jumbo Shrimp Salad

Jumbo Shrimp Salad is a delicious, easy and quick (22) minute recipe for a spicy seafood salad. Use it for a light lunch or dinner or as a side. Ingredients include: shrimp, baby arugula leaves, mango and red bell peppers with a spicy hot salad dressing, (dressing recipe included). This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) and vegetarian recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Jumbo Shrimp Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.jumbo-shrimp-salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 12 Minutes.
Total Time: 22 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 jumbo-size shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, trimmed, seeded, thinly sliced
2 cups baby arugula leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced mango
1 pinch salt, or to taste
1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste

Baked Maple-Squash

Baked Maple-Squash is an easy and delicious recipe that would work out well as a Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter side. It has only 4 ingredients: Acorn squash, maple syrup, balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing and nutmeg. Takes only (15) minutes to prepare then bake for (45) minutes. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 6 Servings. Baked Maple-Squash will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.baked-maple-squash

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

1 large acorn squash (1-1/2 lb)
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
3 Tbsp maple-flavored pancake syrup
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Easy 7-Layer Salad

Easy 7-Layer Salad is a delicious recipe for large gatherings, holiday crowds and events. Makes: 12 servings. Ingredients include: Green peas, fresh spinach, green onions, bacon, mayonnaise and Cheddar cheese all layered and then refrigerated. The only cooking will be for the bacon and it takes a total time of 1 Hour-20 Minutes to make. Use it as a light meal or possibly as a side. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Easy 7-Layer Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-7-layer-salad

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1 (10 oz) box frozen peas, thawed, drained
3/4 cup low-fat Mayonnaise w/olive oil
3/4 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped

Easy Greek Salad

Easy Greek Salad is a quick and simple to prepare, (10) minute side recipe for (2) people. Cucumbers, tomatoes bell peppers and red onions are chopped and combined with Feta Cheese and Greek vinaigrette salad dressing. This is such a quick, simple and delicious salad it will become one of your family favorites. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (2) servings with a (1-1/4 cup) serving size. Easy Greek Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-greek-salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Total Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup chopped cucumbers
1 tomato, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped green bell peppers
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
1/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
2 Tbsp Greek vinaigrette salad dressing
1/2 tsp lemon zest