Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show


Broccoli/Cauliflower Tots

Fun and family- friendly; these tots are a great addition to any meal or just as a snack anytime.   Ingredients : 5 C raw broccoli florets 3 C raw cauliflower, stems removed 1 large egg 1/2 C almond meal 1/2 C grated parmesan 2 T ea. – parsley and basil 1/2 C green onion finely diced 1/4 t Himalayan or Sea salt 1/4 t garlic…

olive paste

Olive Tapenade

This makes an amazing topping that you can put on everything from chicken to salads to flax crackers. Another wonderful option is to make a foccacia bread with our quick coconut bread recipe and top with your favorite cheese. Ingredients: 2 C mixed olives 2 T capers 5 garlic cloves A handful of fresh herbs…

Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

Lentils are a great source of plant protein, help lower cholesterol, aid in healthy digestion and even stabilize blood sugar. Plus, this salad recipe is just good. Add in the goat cheese and you’ve got a hit, even for high society. Ingredients: 12 oz of cooked lentils 1 diced organic white onion, medium sized 4…

onion rings

Onion Rings – AskDrErnst Style

You know you get those cravings every once in a while, when you pass a fast rood restaurant you used to like, or smell that distinctive odor of fried foods as you walk down the street. Well, you can still have your old favorites and keep them health-conscious while you’re at it. Try this amazing…


Quick Coconut Bread

Looking for something that feels like bread in your mouth, but is grain-free and ketogenic? This is the quickest and easiest bread to make for many occasions, whether it is for sandwiches or as a sweet pick-me-up. Ingredients: 1/2 C Organic Coconut flour 1/2 C Xylitol 1/2 t Himalayan salt 6 Large eggs 6 T…

Green beans

Fermented Pickled Green Beans

Green beans are a great source of calcium, iron, manganese and potassium–as well as being very high in fiber. Pickle them and you’ve got the microbiotic benefits of fermented food. It’s a one-two punch for your health! Here’s a simple recipe to ferment and pickle your green beans. Ingredients 1/2 gallon of water 5 TBSP…


Fermented Cucumbers (aka Pickles) Kosher Style

Salty and with a hint of garlic, kosher dill pickles have somewhat become what we all expect from a pickle–at the very minimum. What most people don’t realize is that this is a very healthy fermented food, great for your microbiome, immunity, mental health, weight management and more! Check out this simple recipe: Ingredients 5…

Skillet Bread

Grainless Skillet Bread

Nowhere did we say you couldn’t have bread. It’s just grains that are the problem. Make bread without grains and you’re fine! In fact, here’s a recipe to do just that in your skillet on your stovetop. Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup yogurt, unsweetened, full fat 1 1/2 tsp olive oil…

Sweet potato

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

This is a fantastic side dish or even just a snack. Sweet potatoes–despite being sweet–don’t spike your blood sugar nearly as much as a regular potato, and they’ve got more potassium than a banana. Always a great choice. Ingredients 2 lb. sweet potatoes, cut into wedges 2 Tbsp olive oil or melted coconut oil 1…

Vegetarian Chili

Simple Veggie Chili

A great side dish for summer cookouts, or a great dinner for the colder months. This recipe is vegetarian, and so flavorful. Just make sure to use all organic veggies to ensure that it’s a delicious, healthy chili for even the connoisseurs in your life. Ingredients 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 large sweet onion,…


Lime Walnut Coleslaw

A great tangy, crunchy salad. This is a great alternative to mayonnaise based slaws. And it’s got a nice spicy kick to it–but if that’s not your cup of tea, simply remove the jalapeño. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups raw walnut pieces 1/2 head medium-large cabbage 1 basket of tiny cherry tomatoes, quartered (optional) 1 jalapeño…

Casserole dish filled with a freshly cooked recipe of lemon waln

Walnut Green Beans

This classic French recipe boasts the health benefits of green beans and healthy fats that come with walnuts and butter. It’s a perfect side dish for everything from a quick dinner to a fancy affair. Ingredients: Green beans (fresh or frozen) – use as many as desired. All ingredients can be adjusted to taste. Crushed…

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