Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

Grain Free roll

New Age Grainless Rolls

A healthy alternative to regular store-bought rolls that are filled with grain, these rolls are superb for sandwiches, grass-fed burgers or all by themselves as a snack. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups organic almond flour 5 tablespoons psyllium husk powder 2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder 1 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan sea salt 2 tablespoons raw, organic…

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Grain-Free Granola

We all know grain is not good for us.  But we love granola. What to do? Here’s the answer. Replace the grain with raw nuts, which can boost your energy levels and give you that nice full feeling. This is truly the perfect anytime snack for your busy lifestyle.  Serves 6-10 (depending on serving size)…

Fluffy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Fluffy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Sometimes Brussels sprouts can be hard to prepare in a way that everyone will like.  But this recipe offers a new twist.  Shredded and combined with onions and a variety of flavorful seasonings, you may even come back for seconds!  Even your kids will love it.   Ingredients 1 lb shredded or finely chopped Brussels…

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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…

Saurkraut

Sauerkraut

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

No Bake Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

No Bake Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

Nothing is quite as decadent and fitting for Valentine’s Day as a cheesecake. This one is perfect because it uses a pecan crust, no flour and delicious, fatty coconut oil with zucchini as a filler. You and your sweetheart will love it. Ingredients Crust: 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil 1/4…