What are some sugar free side dishes? That’s the question I’ll be exploring in this article, and I’ll share several amazing recipes that you can try out at home with minimal effort and cost! Most of these side dishes are similar to the traditional versions, only with significantly less added sugar, making them healthier options that won’t derail your healthy diet or weight loss goals. If you’re not familiar with what sugar-free means, it doesn’t necessarily mean no sugar, but it means there aren’t any added sugars to the recipe.
What are some good diabetic side dishes?
- Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce
- Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Olive Oil
- Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce
- Spicy Greens with Potatoes and Onion
- Sautéed Turnips and Carrots 6. Stir-Fried Collard Greens
- Asparagus with Mustard Hollandaise Sauce
- Curried Butternut Squash
This dish is the perfect alternative to mashed potatoes and tastes even better with just a little salt and pepper added to it. It’s a great side dish for any meal, especially if you’re trying to avoid eating too many carbs. Cauliflower also happens to be one of the most nutritious vegetables around, being full of protein and fiber.
Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Crumbs
Roasted broccoli is a fantastic dish to make for a holiday meal or any time of the year. It’s easy, healthy, and delicious. Plus, it doesn’t take much more than some salt and olive oil to make this side dish.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- 2. Cut off the stem ends of the broccoli and discard them
- 3. Slice the head of broccoli into bite-sized pieces 4.
Cinnamon Apple Slices
We love this recipe because it’s quick and easy to prepare. The cinnamon flavors the apple slices, while the sugar free maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness. These are delicious and served with a breakfast omelet or as an afternoon snack.
Baked Eggs in Avocado Halves
First, slice an avocado in half and remove the pit. Next, crack an egg into each avocado half. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt, pepper, parsley, or chives before serving with a side of toast on the side. Serve these as breakfast alongside a hearty dish such as bacon, ham, or sausage. These make an excellent lunch paired with soup or salad. For dinner, try them with grilled fish or chicken served alongside rice and steamed vegetables. Another option is to top a baked potato with these tasty treats instead of butter!
If you’re craving something crunchy, but don’t want to ruin your diet, try making cauliflower rice. It’s quick, easy, and can be made in large batches for leftovers. Here’s how to make it:
- Cut the cauliflower into small pieces with a knife or food processor until you have about 4 cups of cauliflower florets.
- Put the chopped cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes on high.
Quinoa Salad With Herbs and Almonds
This is a great dish to make ahead of time and bring to work for lunch. It will last all week and taste better after it’s been sitting in the fridge. To make this salad, cook quinoa according to the package directions. In the meantime, mix together green onions, almonds, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl. Once the quinoa is cooked and cooled slightly, combine it with the dressing you made earlier.
Sweet Potato Wedges
Sweet potatoes are a great side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, especially when you make them into wedges instead of slices. These wedges are baked in the oven and seasoned with salt and pepper, so they’re as easy as they can be.
These are delicious and are served alongside any meat, vegetable, or vegan dish. Asparagus: One of my favorite vegetables, asparagus is a perfect addition to any meal and it’s super healthy! It’s one of those vegetables that cook quickly, meaning that you don’t have to spend hours cooking it before serving it. Pico de Gallo: One thing I really miss since going sugar-free is chips and salsa!
Tomato Basil Soup
This soup is a great and easy way to incorporate tomatoes into your diet if you’re avoiding or limiting sugars. The recipe includes 2 cups of broth, 3 cups of chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 cup of basil leaves, 1/4 cup of low-fat cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. This soup is best served chilled with a little bit of grated Parmesan cheese on top.
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