Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

Cauliflower Brussels Sprouts

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…

Green Beans

Lemon Pepper Green Beans

Green beans are jam packed with fiber, a great source of plant protein, full of vitamins, like Vitamin A, C, K, B6 and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium and copper. Plus, they are just good. Here’s a recipe to make them interesting and introduce a new flavor to your plate. A great side with fish.…

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…