Fat free Greek yogurt replaces the sour cream typically found in a loaded baked potato. Packed with cheese and turkey bacon, this side dish will complement any entree; or serve it as a hearty lunch all on its own.
Loaded Baked Potato
Cooked quinoa replaces rice in this twist on Chinese fried rice. The quinoa can be cooked well in advance and added at the last minute. This is a great way to use up left over vegetables. Don’t be afraid to add your favourites and make it your own!
Fattoush is a Middle Eastern vegetable and herb salad that contains toasted bread, usually pita. You’ll need a vegetable grill basket for this grilled version, to keep the smaller veggies from falling through the grill.
Brown Rice Salad with Arugula and Feta
Brown rice is lower on the glycemic index than white rice and contains more fibre, meaning it makes you feel full longer. Try this salad for your packed lunches.
Hearty Mushroom Barley Pilaf
Barley is high in fibre and low on the glycemic index, making it a great substitute for the usual white rice used in pilaf. Try this side dish with a roast instead of potatoes or rice.
Maple Balsamic Fig Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
In the winter, sweeter Mission figs are in season, in summer the less sweet green figs. Walnuts give this salad a bitter edge to balance the sweetness of the vinaigrette and figs.
Summer Harvest Gratin
This beautiful side dish showcases the fabulous flavours and colours of the summer vegetable harvest.
Scalloped One Potato, Two Potato
Scalloped potatoes are an all-time favourite. Sweet and white potatoes combine in this update of a dish that’s usually high in fat. We used stock instead of cream to reduce the fat.
Garlicky Green Beans
This delicious side dish comes together in minutes. Perfect to accompany a holiday roast, but easy enough to make any day of the week.
Asparagus is the ultimate harbinger of spring! Asparagus and lemon make a classic combination, and create this fresh, spring-like risotto.