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Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

If you’re looking for a replacement to that great side dish mashed potatoes used to be before you decided to limit the starch and carbs that come with mashed potatoes, look no further. Cauliflower provides a delicious and effective, much less carb-y, alternative to a lot of things. In this case… mashed potatoes. Enjoy! Ingredients:…

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Mushroom Salad

Mushrooms contain a wide range of nutrients, and have been shown to fight/stave off cancer and help with cellular regeneration, all while boosting your immune system! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The many varieties of mushrooms can have amazing healing properties, helping with more ailments than can be listed here. Plus, the…

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Grain-Free Granola

We get it all the time, “What? I can’t have granola for breakfast?” It’s been sold as a healthy food for decades–and it might be in moderation if it weren’t for the toxic grains. But never fear! The Ernsts are here to offer you a fresh and healthy alternative: grain-free granola. Ingredients: 1/4 cup whole…


Roasted Garlic Lemon Keto Soup

A nice little zing and zest, but with that savory flavor of roasted garlic to offset the tang. This soup is unique and delicious, easy to make and full of a range of health benefits. Enjoy for lunch or as an appetizer! Ingredients: 1 large head of garlic 2 TBSP hemp seed oil (plus a…


Beet Chips

That satisfying crunch of a good potato chip combined with the health benefits of red beets and minus the carb-loaded, starchy, toxic cooking oil that comes with your standard potato chips. This is a great snack for a party, or a great addition to a nice weekend lunch. Ingredients: 3 medium-sized red beets Extra virgin…

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Grain Free Dill & Sesame Crackers

Whether it’s for a party or just an urge for something healthy with a little crunch, these crackers are delicious and good for you. Plus, who’s not impressed by someone who can make their own crackers? Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups almond flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 TBSP fresh dill, finely chopped 1 TBSP olive…


Dr. Sarah’s Cheese Drop Biscuits

Those reading this might (we hope!) be all over the world, but we are in the South where biscuits is serious business. So let’s not let a big part of our culture down; let’s just do it the healthy way! Ingredients: 4 pasture-raised eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp onion…


Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Garlic

Savory, powerful, flavorful and healthy. If you eat this, make sure your significant other does too. The garlic is quite powerful–but will make for an incredible side dish with therapeutic qualities. Ingredients: 1 medium spaghetti squash 3 heads garlic, roasted whole 3 Tbsp. olive oil Freshly ground black pepper 3 scallions, chopped 1 tsp. salt…


Grecian Spinach Sauté

Spinach ranks with one of the healthiest foods you can eat. But there’s no reason you can’t make it exciting, exotic and delicious! This classic Greek recipe will remind you of the joys of eating healthy. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 1⁄2 small red onion, sliced into thin rings 
2 lb. fresh baby spinach, washed…


Antipasto Salad

Call it Medittarnean, Keto, Paleo… whatever you want. We just call it delicious! This salad is absolutely full of health, flavor and it’s something amazing to share with friends and family. Ingredients: 1⁄2 lb. grass-fed feta cheese 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup diced asparagus 1 cup artichoke hearts,…


Focaccia-Style Flax Bread

Who doesn’t love a fluffy focaccia bread? This recipe gives you the same flavor, texture and enjoyment without wheat, gluten or fat-storing carbohydrates. When you are going for that Italian feel without the guilt, try this recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups flax seed meal 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1-2 Tbsp. stevia 5 beaten…

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Sweet Potato Purée

Sweet potatoes are a fantastic source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2 and Vitamin C. Plus, they don’t spike your blood sugar like normal potatoes–despite being sweeter! Try these mashed potatoes once and you’ll never go back to the old kind. Ingredients: 6 medium sweet potatoes 1 can unsweetened coconut milk 1 tsp.…