A collection of healthier
recipes for side dishes made with wholesome ingredients like
whole grains, brown rice, whole wheat pastas, fresh fruits and
vegetables, cheese and dairy, as well as a selection of reduced-calorie
versions of popular side dishes.
Rice with Cranberries and Pine Nuts - Forbidden rice-black grain rice once
cultivated for the sole use of the emperors of China-is classified
as sweet and neutral. The combination of celery to help clear
fluid retention, as well as vitamin-rich carrots and orange juice,
is believed to help combat colds. Compliments of chef Ying Chang
Honey Glazed Carrots
- The blending of apricot nectar and honey enhances the natural
sweetness of baby carrots. This side dish will be loved by young
and old alike. Serve with any of your favorite entrées
for a simple yet sophisticated accent.
- Tender baked acorn squash halves are served topped with a cinnamon-sweet,
buttery mixture of dried tart cherries and chopped pecans.