Starchy side dishes
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Baked potatoes stuffed with seasoned cottage cheese are a lavish low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-sodium treat.
Whole wheat bread gives this side staying power. The fruits and vegetables bulk up the dish, so a little goes a long way. A bit of turkey bacon adds another layer of flavor without adding many calories. Submitted by CHEF_MEG
This is my own version of this stuffing. It is absolutely tasty AND healthy! Ezekiel Bread is a dense, chewy, flour-less bread made with a variety of whole grains that are minimally processed to keep them as close as possible to what nature intended them to be. You can find it in the frozen section of healthy food grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Wild Oats or Trader Joe's. I had to guesstimate how many tbsp 10 shallots (baby onions) would be, so the calorie content may be slightly off because of that! You can also sub any loaf of whole grain bread for the Ezekiel Bread if you can't find it and vegetable broth instead of chicken if you want to keep this vegan, but it will change the calorie content of the recipe as posted. Recipe nutritional info as posted uses plain Ezekiel Bread and chicken broth.Submitted by BETHPROVERBS31
This hearty side dish includes pine nuts, which are a waist slimming MUFA. As a side dish, halve each half to yield 8 servings. Also yummy all by itself as a complete meatless meal! You can reduce the calorie count if you leave out the cheese or use reduced fat cheese, and it still tastes great!Submitted by KKS5369
I found this wonderful recipe on the back of a box of Konriko Wild Pecan Rice a few years ago and now it's a favorite Thanksgiving Stuffing at our house. The original recipe calls for chicken livers, but I leave them out to save on the calories, but if you want to try them you could probably use the turkey liver instead. The nutritional info calculation doesn't include the livers.
I use Vidalia onions, but scallions would probably be tasty, too. I've seen variations on this recipe on the Internet with leaks and bacon instead of onions and chicken liver.
This recipe is unique in that it uses fresh thyme and sage, which give it that traditional Thanksgiving flavor. Submitted by EFFIEH