Low-Carb Gluten-Free Dijon-Garlic Tomatoes and Cucumbers makes a great summer side dish. It’s cool and refreshing, and the longer you marinate it, the better it tastes. It double easily if you’re having a large crowd for over for dinner.
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Perfect with almost any meal, Low-Carb Gluten-Free creamed spinach is one of my favorite side dishes. Because it is so rich and creamy your kids won’t even mind the spinach; mine have grown to love it! You can use fresh spinach in this recipe, but I find the frozen to be a little quicker and easier to work with when creaming. If you have leftovers try adding some to an omelet for an extra special treat.
Mexi-Gratin Fauxtatoes are the perfect Low-Carb potato substitute. You can make this side dish to add a little spice to your table. This is a scrumptious natural substitute for those off-limits mashed potatoes. Why drive up your blood sugar when you can enjoy this healthy, low-carb alternative?
Low-Carb Mashed Not-Potatoes Made with Cauliflower. Steam the cauliflower till well-cooked. Add 2-3 tbsp. of butter and mash. If you like it a little chunky, use a potato-masher or mixer. If you like it very smooth, use a stem/wand-type mixer. Add cream, a tbsp. at a time, till desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
The most difficult part about following a low-carb lifestyle is probably holiday time without the mashed potatoes. Now, I won’t insult you by telling you that my Low-Carb Gluten-Free Smashed Cauliflower Fauxtatoes taste exactly like mashed potatoes, but I can promise you that the texture is pretty similar and the taste is out of this world. There is a pretty good chance however, that if you don’t tell your guests that it’s cauliflower, they will probably think it IS potatoes; and they will love it!
Contrary to the name, Christmas Inspired Sautéed Broccoli, is fabulous all year round. You can have some fun with it by changing the types of mushrooms or the colors of the peppers you use. No matter how you serve it, this Low-Carb Gluten-Free broccoli dish is sure to tickle your taste buds.
Salads are versatile. You can make them into a an entire meal, a side dish, or a course preceding the entrée. Sometimes however, you just want a simple side salad; something that doesn’t over power the meal. This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Simple Garden Salad fits the bill. You can, of course alter this recipe in any way to use what you prefer or have on hand.
This recipe for steamed broccoli with roasted peppers is quick, easy, delicious, Low-Carb & Gluten-Free. You can use either fresh or frozen broccoli and then add some flair with a jarred roasted pepper. Fire roasted peppers add a depth of flavor and a splash of color to the dish. Because we are using only butter, salt, and pepper to season the broccoli, it goes well with just about any entrée.
Low-Carb Gluten-Free Stir Fried Cabbage is not only very quick and easy to prepare, but it’s an extremely versatile side dish. You can serve it with any number of main dishes and it also makes a great dish for a buffet table. If you’re looking for a one-dish meal, you can add in any leftover cooked proteins you have in the fridge.
Adding a Colorful Garden salad to a meal is great for your health. Although it’s low in calories, the vegetables in a garden are usually high in fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals. Not only that, but eating a salad a day helps to lower the bad cholesterol in your body. All this with the adding bonus of great taste! This salad is super quick and easy to prepare and you can serve it in a large bowl, family style, or serve in individual servings.