Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

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Sweet Mixed Party Nuts

Crunchy and munchy describe this nut mixture.  Easy to eat on the go and a fantastic way to diffuse the temptation to eat chips or candy.  Nuts are a wonderful source of excellent fats so eat up!   Ingredients 5 cups of raw, whole pecans and/or almonds 1 organic egg white 1 tbsp filtered water…

Silky Soft Guacamole

Silky Soft Guacamole

Guacamole is rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and a variety of other nutrients.  The fiber in guacamole helps move food through your intestines. Guacamole can help lower your risk of heart disease, regulate your blood pressure, and help keep your immune system strong. Ingredients 1-2 Firm Organic Avocados 1 Medium-size Organic Red Tomato ¼…

Vegetable Yogurt Dip

Vegetable Yogurt Dip

Needing a healthy mid-day snack?  What could be better than some smooth and creamy yogurt dip with your favorite fresh veggies?  Whip up this recipe in mere minutes and bon appetit! Ingredients 2 cups plain organic Greek or goat’s milk yogurt (full fat) 1 cup organic cucumber 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped 2 tbsp…

New Age Waldorf Salad

New Age Waldorf Salad

The importance of getting your greens can not be stressed enough.  Here’s a wonderful way to eat them — surrounded by your favorite nuts, veggies and fruit and all mixed up in a delicious dressing.  Yummy!   Ingredients 1/2 cup lightly toasted chopped walnuts 1/2 cup celery, sliced into thin strips 1/2 cup sliced organic red…

No Fry Chicken Wings

No Fry Zone Chicken Wings

Everybody loves chicken wings but not when they’re fried in bad fats.  Well, here’s a recipe for baked wings that is just as tasty and so much better for you.  Made with a fantastic dijon mustard hot sauce, these wings will be the hottest ticket on your tailgate menu and everyone will be asking for…

Heirloom "Cheesy" Popcorn

Heirloom "Cheesy" Popcorn

Ok, I have gotten multiple requests for this one, a high fat, “healthy” popcorn.  The struggle here is most traditional popcorn seeds are non-organic and mostly likely GMO.  Not to mention, microwave popcorn is one of the most toxic foods you can consume – linked to everything from kidney & liver damage to cancer and early…

Saurkraut

Saurkraut

This traditional German side dish goes great with sausage, potatoes, roasted meats and can be combined with vegetables for a dish all its own. It’s a classic fermented food, with all the benefits thereof, and might be one of the few to come from “the West.” The best part? It’s pretty simple to make it…

Cucumber Superfood Salad

Cucumber Superfood Salad

A great quenching lunch to keep you fueled through the hot summer days and a wonderful aid in weight loss to keep your summertime physique. Cucumbers supplies many essential minerals needed for skin care are well. Ingredients Salad: 1/2 large cucumber handful of mixed bean sprouts 1 celery stalk 1/2 white cabbage sesame seeds Dressing ½…

Kimchi

Korean Style Kimchi

Kimchi is rich in vitamins A and C, and due to its fermentation process is also rich in beneficial gut-boosting lactobacilli bacteria and reducing inflammation. Ingredients 1 medium Napa cabbage 2 Tbsp. sea salt 15 garlic cloves, minced 15-20 slices peeled, fresh ginger, minced 3 Tbsp. diced lemongrass 1/4 cup coconut aminos 1/2 cup chopped…

Baked Collard Chips

Baked Collard Chips

Enjoy these healthy summertime snack chips Ingredients 1 bundle of collard greens, washed and patted completely dry 2-3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted 2-3 tsp. sea salt Directions Preheat oven to 400° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove stems from collard leaves and slice into chip-like strips. In a mixing bowl place chips, and…

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

This party-pleasing recipe requires only 3 ingredients, takes literally minutes to make, and tastes delicious. They are great as an appetizer for your New Year’s Party or as a quick snack. Ingredients 1 pint container of button or baby bella mushrooms – stems removed and cleaned with a damp towel 1/2 brick organic cream cheese. softened…

Healthy Hummus

Healthy Hummus

Hummus is a complete protein providing a multitude of essential vitamins and minerals. It is high in healthy unsaturated fats. Ingredients 2 cans rinsed chickpeas 3 cloves garlic 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 Tbs. lemon juice Salt and cayenne pepper or paprika Directions Place all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth. Taste and…