Val's Food Favs - Sides
(Recipe Collection)

62 Recipes Created by EDWARDS1411

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Mashed Carrots and Turnips (aka Rutabagas)
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)
Mashed Carrots and Turnips (aka Rutabagas)

This is a dish that my mother in law used to make years ago when I was first married. I think it's an old English recipe and it was one of her family's traditional Thanksgiving recipes. It's very simple and very good! The first time I tried to make it, she told that it used carrots and turnips, so I made it with carrots and turnips. YUCK!!! It turned out that turnip is the old New England name for a RUTABAGA. Once I made it with rutabagas it was delicious -- I have never had a Thanksgiving without this recipe for the past 32 years. It's amazingly simple and if you've never had it you won't believe how amazingly delicious it is! It goes so well with turkey and stuffing!! Submitted by EFFIEH

Carbs: 11.8g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 54.8
Vegetable stir fry
Good 3.8/5
(4 ratings)
Vegetable stir fry

Vegetables may be substitued or eliminated on your taste. Do not overcook vegetables you want them a little crisp! Ginger and Garlic are added for additional flavor, either or both may be omitted.
Submitted by KILTAU

Carbs: 13.8g | Fat: 3.8g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 2.4g | Calories: 93.1
Garlic-Herb Potato Packs
Very Good 4.2/5
(37 ratings)
Garlic-Herb Potato Packs

Whether you make these on the grill or in the oven, these quick-fix potato packs are mom's best friend. No mess, no clean-up, and only 5 minutes to prep! Submitted by GRILLGUIDE

Carbs: 34.2g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 4.3g | Calories: 165.2
Rice Pilaf
Very Good 4.3/5
(12 ratings)
Rice Pilaf

Submitted by APROCH

Carbs: 6.6g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 3.4g | Calories: 92.9
roast vegetables
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)
roast vegetables

delicious as a main dish or side!Submitted by RODEOVET

Carbs: 46.9g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 7.2g | Protein: 6.2g | Calories: 227.9
Oven-Fried Breaded Eggplant
Very Good 4.3/5
(34 ratings)
Oven-Fried Breaded Eggplant

This is tasty low-calorie fare, which can be served as either the main course or the side dish. Substitute light mayonnaise to reduce calories further.Submitted by CHASUK

Carbs: 5.1g | Fat: 7.7g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 96.4
Sweet Potato Fries
Very Good 4.6/5
(58 ratings)
Sweet Potato Fries

Easy and good for you!Submitted by SUEALLAN

Carbs: 33.6g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 167.9
Savory Greek Beans (Fasolia Gigantes)
Very Good 4.4/5
(11 ratings)
Savory Greek Beans (Fasolia Gigantes)

OK, so Great Northern Beans are not "gigantes," but they yield a creamy, delicious dish. Use Greek gigantes beans if you have them for a more authentic dish.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 24.1g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 7.2g | Protein: 7.5g | Calories: 167.4
Healthy Sweet Potato Fries
Very Good 4.1/5
(63 ratings)
Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

This is a tasty side that can be added to any main course.Submitted by EVELEZ

Carbs: 22.6g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 177.2
Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary
Very Good 4.2/5
(212 ratings)
Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research

Carbs: 6.6g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 56.1
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)
Very Good 4.4/5
(114 ratings)
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)

Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 42.3
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Light & Easy Vegetable Fried Rice
Very Good 4.2/5
(439 ratings)
Light & Easy Vegetable Fried Rice

This super simple recipe is so much better for you than takeout, and is ready in minutes. Use brown rice to give you lasting energy!

Carbs: 23.4g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 4.6g | Calories: 136.9
Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary
Very Good 4.4/5
(70 ratings)
Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary

Not your basic yams.

Carbs: 36.7g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 4.5g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 162.5
Roasted root veg
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)
Roasted root veg

Submitted by MEGABOMB

Carbs: 20.1g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 126.4
Pork Fried Rice
Very Good 4.3/5
(38 ratings)
Pork Fried Rice

A great side dish or main course!Submitted by GERRYD8784

Carbs: 22.3g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 19.3g | Calories: 206.6
Caramelized Onions
Very Good 4.4/5
(45 ratings)
Caramelized Onions

Learn how to make caramelized onions to add flavor to any dish, from soups and sandwiches to stews and dips.Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 26.4
Cowboy Caviar
Very Good 4.5/5
(279 ratings)
Cowboy Caviar

Serve this black bean salsa known as cowboy caviar at your next potluck. Submitted by JANAE55

Carbs: 9.4g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 68.8
Roast Red Potatoes
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)
Roast Red Potatoes

This is a wonderful side dish for any meal.Submitted by SMOSES12

Carbs: 24.5g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 170.5
Green Beans Sauté
Very Good 4.4/5
(97 ratings)
Green Beans Sauté

Green beans and onions are lightly sautéed in only 1 tablespoon of oil.

Carbs: 11.5g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 81.3
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