Side Dishes

August 19, 2016

Skinny Recipe: Ratatouille

What is ratatouille? It is a  vegetable dish containing eggplant, zucchini, tomato and onion. This classic culinary specialty of Nice, France is not only a winner in the movie, but it is also a winner if you are trying to watch you weight! Served traditionally as a side dish, one serving of this recipe is 100 calories. We recommend pairing it with pasta, rice or bread to be more filling if you’d like it as a main course.

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November 25, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Thanksgiving Day Roasted Vegetable Stuffing

This is part of my Thanksgiving recipe series. Every week leading up to Thanksgiving I will share a new recipe to complete a wonderful, flavorful dinner without tons of added calories, fat and carbs. Check out past recipes here.

vegetarian Thanksgiving Stuffing
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The average Thanksgiving Day meal could be as much as 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat! This healthier, yet tasty, version of the classic calorie-busting stuffing will save you about 150 calories. With extra veggies and crunchy French bread, you’ll never miss the added calories and fat from a traditional stuffing recipe.

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November 24, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Thanksgiving Day Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

This is part of my Thanksgiving recipe series. Every week leading up to Thanksgiving I will share a new recipe to complete a wonderful, flavorful dinner without tons of added calories, fat and carbs. Check out past recipes here.

Mashed potatoes are my favorite part of the Thanksgiving Day meal. I could probably forgo everything else for an entire plate of creamy, buttery, cheesy mashed potatoes. But that’s not really a good idea when you’re trying to lose weight, or at least NOT gain the average one pound per holiday that most people gain.

Parmesan mashed potatoes
Photo courtesy Flickr user Gwen

 

So, using the Calorie Control Council‘s guide to healthy recipe substitutions, I’ve come up with this healthier version of mashed potatoes that saves you about 70  calories per serving without getting rid of all that wonderful cheesy flavor.

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