Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

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…



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…


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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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…

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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…