Recipes: Side Dishes

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients
  • 1 whole spaghetti squash
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Directions Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in 375°F oven, first on one side, then on the other, just until the squash are somewhat… Read more

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, freshly ground
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
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Holiday Cheer Popcorn

Ingredients
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 cups popcorn, air-popped
  • Cooking spray
Directions In a small… Read more

Hummus

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds dried chick peas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Even though this recipe has “good” fats, a person with heart disease should still limit… Read more

Guacamole

Ingredients
  • 3 ripe avocados, finely diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Directions Combine all ingredients in a… Read more

Grilled Vegetable Napoleon

Ingredients
  • 4 portabello mushrooms, stems and gills removed
  • 1 large eggplant, sliced 1/2” rounds
  • 1 red bell pepper roasted, julienne
  • 1 yellow bell pepper roasted, julienne
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced 1/2” rounds
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2” rounds
  • 1
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Flax Seed Cracker Bread

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dry active yeast
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, whites only
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
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Baba Ganoush

Ingredients
  • 4 Eggplants, whole
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • Even though this recipe has “good” fats, a person with heart disease should still limit total fats so serving size
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