Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

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Wilted Swiss Chard

1 bunch of swiss chard, chopped 2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter 1 clove garlic minced   Heat oil in a skillet under medium heat. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add swiss chard and cook for one more minute. Serve immediately.

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Bison Meatballs

2 pounds of bison 2 medium eggs 1 small onion diced 3 Tbsp parsley 1 tsp black pepper 1/ 2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp thyme 2 Tbsp coconut aminos Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Form into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lightly coated with…

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Wilted Spinach

12 ounces of spinach 2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter 1 clove garlic minced   Heat oil in a skillet under medium heat. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add spinach and cook for one more minute. Serve immediately.

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Wilted Arugula

Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves minced 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp coconut oil salt and pepper 8 ounce arugala Directions: In large skillet on medium heat melt 2 tbsp of butter or coconut oil.  Add minced garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add arugala and stir constantly cooking for 2 minutes.  Add vinegar and cook…

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Chicken Sausage & Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 1 package mild Italian chicken sausage Directions: Cook according to package guidelines.  Serve with a side of sauerkraut.

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Turkey Bacon Veggie Bake

Ingredients 1 pound of fresh organic brussels sprouts, sliced 1 head of organic cauliflower, sliced/chopped 5-6 organic Turkey Bacon strips, cooked and chopped 1/4 cup organic coconut oil or avocado oil 1 tsp group pepper 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt 2 Tbsp organic balsamic vinaigrette- sulfate free Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine brussels sprouts…

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Chia Mix

Ingredients 1/2 cup chia 1/2 cup flax seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds   Using a food processor, blend thoroughly until finely ground. Store in a air tight glass container in refrigerator. Can be used up to two weeks.

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Perfect Biscuits

Ingredients 1/2 cup cassava flour 1/2 cup chia mix (see recipe below) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup butter softened 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp water 2 eggs Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, apple cider vinegar, water and butter. Add in dry ingredients, cassava flour, chi mix, salt…

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Taco Seasoning

1 Tbsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp chipotle (optional)   Mix all ingredients. Store in air tight container.

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Chipotle Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise 1-2 tsp lim juice (about one lime) 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp chipotle powder Mix all ingredients and serve chilled.

Carrote Fries

Roasted Carrot Fries

Craving that satisfying crunch? Feeling the need to dip? Maybe you’ve got a summer cook-out coming up. These roasted carrot fries are the healthy answer. Ingredients: 6 large carrots 
3 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil 1 tsp. sea salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 tsp. garlic powder Directions: Cut each carrot into “french fry”…


Grainless Guiltless Scones

We use this recipe at the Ernst home often. These out as good or better than your favorite coffee shop scone, and provide that same satisfying flavor and texture–but without the guilt! Ingredients: 1/2 cup cold grass fed butter, cubed 2/3 cup Cassava Flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 free range, organic eggs…