Side Dishes For The Healthy Diet

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These days, a lot of people are focused on finding and eating a healthy recipe. Of course, no meal is ever complete without any side dishes. Because of this, it is also a must that you find a healthy side dish recipe for your complete meal. Here are some side dishes that you can take for your healthy diet.

Oven Fried Zucchini

Ingredients:

Olive oil cooking spray

½ cup of flour, whole wheat

½ cup of flour, all-puporse

2 tbsps of cornmeal

1 tsp salt

½ tsp freshly ground pepper

1 ½ lb of zucchini, sliced

2 egg whites, lightly beaten

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the oven tp 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Slightly coat the baking sheet with your cooking spray. Place cornmeal, all types of flour, salt and pepper in a sealable plastic bag and mix it well. Get the zucchini slices and dip it one by one in the egg white. Place all slices in the sealable bag and shake vigorously. Allow the zucchini to be coated evenly in the bag. Arrange eacg slices in the baking sheet. Avoid touching the sides. Any exposed sides should be coated with cooking spray.

Place it on the center rack and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the zucchini. If there are floury spots, coat it with the use of cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the zucchini slices have turned golden brown. Serve right away.

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

Ingredients:

1 minced garlic clove

¼ cup of low fat mayonnaise

¼ cup of sour cream, reduced

2 tsps of cider vinegar

1 tsp sugar

4 cups of broccoli crown, finely sliced

1 (8 oz) can of water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped

3 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled

3 tbsps of cranberries, dried

add freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

In a large bowl, place vinegar, sour cream onion, mayonnaise, garlic and sugar in a bowl. Whisk it well. Add the water chestnuts, broccoli, bacon, pepper and  cranberries to the mix. Stir it well and allow the dressing to coat. Cover this and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Oven-fried Fries

We all know that french fries is the favorite of most people, especially kids. Now, this recipe is a healthier version of everybody’s favorite side dish.

Ingredients:

2 large potatoes (any kind), sliced into wedges

4 tsps of extra-virgin olive oil

½ tsp salt

½ tsp of thyme, dried

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Celsius. Combine salt, thyme and oil. Then add in the potatoes and toss it well to coat. In a baking sheet, arrange the potato wedges properly. Rim the baking sheet first. Bake it until the side has become golden brown. Turn it once and then bake the other side as well. This will take just about 20 minutes.

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