Side Dishes

Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

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…

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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…


Lacto-Fermented Parsnips (Sauerrüben)

Sauerrüben are a crisp and tangy alternative to traditional sauerkraut.  You can even take the finished product and chop into a “relish” or simply eat them right out of the jar!   A favorite side dish for any chicken, beef and or fish dish that are loaded with living, raw probiotics! Ingredients Organic peeled and…


Guiltless Grainless Bread

Fluffy and moist, this bread tastes amazing.  Very firm and holds up great.  Toast it, make a sandwich or eat it as is with your favorite healthy spread.  No toxic grains here so eat up!!   Ingredients 1 1/4 cup organic almond flour 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons organic garbanzo bean flour 1/4 cup ground…

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