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kcarter2203kcarter2203 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
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Hey, I am getting bored with eating thr same things. Does anyone have some good recipes for side dishes, family friendly?

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  • MrsR99MrsR99 Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    I’m really enjoying simple veggie side dishes lately:

    •Sliced tomatoes (my favorite when I want a quick side with very few calories)
    •Sweet potatoes, baked then mashed with nothing added
    •Cauliflower sautéed in a bit of olive oil with red onion and lemon juice
    •(when I’ve cooked meat in a skillet) Green beans, steamed until tender-crisp, then sautéed in the pan I used to cook whatever meat I’m eating. Just remove the meat, toss in the steamed green beans, and add a splash of wine/broth/water to deglaze the pan.
    •Red or yellow potatoes, cut into chunks then steamed until fork-tender. Toss with parsley, garlic salt, black pepper, and a little butter.
    •Simple salad of whatever lettuce and veggies I have on hand, dressed with green salsa.

    Most of these just take a few minutes of prep work and are easy to fit into my dinner calories on a typical day!
  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member
    I'm a big fan of roasted veggies. A little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper goes a long way. Squash (winter or summer), broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, carrots, turnips, parsnips, beets. My kids are usually very willing to eat roasted vegetables, though they all have their preference.

    In a few weeks we'll start being able to do sauteed fresh greens (spinach, kale, collards, chard). I usually use butter for sauteeing, again not using very much at all, but it gives a really nice flavor. I can still eat a bunch for not very many calories.

    My favorite spring salad is strawberries, feta, and sliced toasted almonds on fresh greens with balsamic vinegar.
  • brittgreenlikethecolor88brittgreenlikethecolor88 Member Posts: 668 Member Member Posts: 668 Member
    Cooked cabbage?!!! Chop it up, throw it in a pan with a little bit of olive oil. Add garlic salt. Saute until desired tenderness acheived :p One of my favs/ go-tos for a side dish.
  • JruzerJruzer Member Posts: 3,482 Member Member Posts: 3,482 Member
    Whenever Mrs Jruzer asks for ideas, I always suggest fresh fruit.
  • AthijadeAthijade Member Posts: 2,485 Member Member Posts: 2,485 Member
    Cooked cabbage?!!! Chop it up, throw it in a pan with a little bit of olive oil. Add garlic salt. Saute until desired tenderness acheived :p One of my favs/ go-tos for a side dish.

    Roasted cabbage is the best thing ever.
  • pcolli02pcolli02 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I love Skinny Girl salad dressing. I put it on everything. vegetables chicken. I stock several different flavors so I don't get bored.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 39,105 Member Member Posts: 39,105 Member
    IDK...we usually have the normal stuff. Usually a veg of some kind (usually roasted or sautéed) and a grain or starch...potatoes, rice, quinoa, pasta, etc. No recipes really unless we're making potato salad or something.
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