Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show


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.…

Califlower Tater Tots

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 Tapenade

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…

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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 as 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…