Round out your holiday meals with these low-sugar, low-fat, and high-flavor side dishes.
Broccoli, Cheese, and Rice Casserole
Broccoli casserole is always a popular menu items for holiday meals. This one is slightly high in sodium because of the cheese
and the canned cream of mushroom soup, so if you need to cut back on sodium even more, use a low-sodium soup.
Perk up fresh green beans with rosemary, green onions, and grated lemon rind, and add crunch by topping with toasted pecans.
All of these simple flavors come together perfectly to make an ideal side dish for turkey, beef, or pork.
If a cheesy squash casserole is a tradition on your holiday table, this low-fat version won't disappoint. Cook yellow squash
and onions together, combine with a low-fat white sauce, then top with reduced-fat cheese and fresh breadcrumbs.
Sometimes the simplest sides are the best. Toss quartered potatoes with seasoned breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, then roast
until the potatoes are done and the breadcrumb-cheese coating is golden-brown and crispy.
Instead of a sugary-sweet, high-fat sweet potato casserole, try these mashed sweet potatoes flavored with curry, cinnamon,
cumin and just a tablespoon of brown sugar. A small amount of half-and-half makes them creamy, but they still have only 3.7
grams of fat per serving.
Crisp chopped apple adds sweetness to this crisp red and green salad, with apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard adding tanginess.
This is a great salad for the fall holidays because both apples and broccoli are in season. For a creamy version of this salad,
try Broccoli Salad featuring grapes, raisins, light mayonnaise, and crisp bacon.