Category Archives: SIDE DISHES

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower is a delicious side recipe that will work well as an option for holiday meals such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. It takes only (1) Hour total time to make. Ingredients Include: Fresh cauliflower, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, green and red bell peppers and Parmesan cheese. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

1 head cauliflower, separated into florets
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Paprika, (optional)

Chopped Christmas Salad

Chopped Christmas Salad is a delicious recipe for any holiday but especially for Christmas. An unusual feature is that: You can eat this salad with a spoon! It is full of great flavors, colors and textures. Ingredients Include: celery, carrots, red bell pepper, apple, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, cheese and nuts combined with a vinegar, oil and honey vinaigrette. There “IS” a lot of work to do with the tedious task of chopping but it will be well worth the effort in the end. Your family and guests will rave over this dish. It will stay crisp also and not wilt, even the next day, fresh and crisp! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low saturated fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Chopped Christmas Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.chopped-christmas-salad
Cooking Time: 4-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 medium-size celery ribs, diced (1/4″)
2 medium-size carrots, diced (1/4″)
1 large red bell pepper, diced (1/4″)
1 medium-size apple, peeled, cored, diced (1/4″)
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (1/4″)
1 cup sliced Treviso or radicchio
1 cup sliced arugula, tough stems removed
1 cup thinly sliced napa, Savoy or other soft cabbage
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (see “Tip” at end of recipe)

Asparagus-Vinaigrette

Asparagus-Vinaigrette is an easy and quick (30) minute recipe for an Italian-style side. This would work well for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and/or Easter holiday menus. Vegetables Include: Asparagus, peas, sugar-snap peas and shallots which are boiled and then sauteed and served with a made from scratch tarragon vinaigrette and crumbled bacon. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Asparagus-Vinaigrette will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 quarts water
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
(1-1/2 lbs) fresh asparagus, trimmed, halved crosswise
(1 lb) fresh or frozen sugar-snap peas, thawed
5 center-cut bacon slices
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp lemon zest

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is an easy option for a delicious and quick (1) hour total time vegetable side recipe. Suggested Uses: For Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays. Ingredients include: Cauliflower florets, bell peppers, corn, cream cheese, parsley, shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. It is an oven-baked casserole which is both creamy and cheesy. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

7 cups small cauliflower florets
1 cup frozen corn
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
20 round crackers (such as Ritz), coarsely crushed
1 cup shredded Mexican-style Four Cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Indian-Style Salad

Indian-Style Salad is a delicious,easy and quick (25) minute recipe for a spicy vegetable side. Ingredients include: radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, lime juice, apple and hot chiles. It is well-seasoned with cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and crushed red pepper. This is also a very-healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol (0mg), low sodium, low sugars (<1g), low carbohydrates, low saturated fat (0mg), heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Serving Size: (1-1/3) cups per serving. Indian-Style Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.indian-style salad

Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup quartered radishes
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4to5 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tsp roasted ground cumin
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
3 Persian cucumbers, (halved lengthwise;
then cut crosswise into 1/4″ slices)

1 Honeycrisp apple,
cored & finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 serrano chile, finely diced (about 1 Tbsp)