Low-Calorie Side Dishes - Clean Eating Magazine

Sumptuous Sides

Some people are all about the main, while others swoon over the fixings. This collection of appetizing accoutrements (for the latter group) boasts nutrient-packed sides perfect to mix-and-match with mains.
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1. These trendy French bistro-style open-faced sandwiches are light, airy and full of fresh flavors (and a hefty dose of selenium).

See the complete Tomato Tartines recipe here.

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2. It's the cheapest jaunt to Italy you could ever take! These vitamin-rich greens are studded with golden raisins and garlic.

See the complete Italian-Style Sauteed Greens recipe here.

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3. A simple combination of fennel, Yukon gold potatoes, lemon, thyme, garlic and sour cream makes for a winning side, with just 3 grams of fat per serving!

See the complete Fennel & Potato Bake recipe here.

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4. This vibrant Middle Eastern-inspired dish pairs sweet, nutrient-dense red peppers with nutty bulgur — a high in fiber, low in fat side to remember.

See the complete Red Pepper Tabouli recipe here.

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5. Sam Zien gives his mashed potatoes a Japanese kick so delicious your family won't want to say sayonara to this dish any time soon!

See the complete Wasabi Mashed Potatoes recipe here.

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6. During the summer and autumn, our Asian-inspired, rainbow-hued Swiss chard is a festive accompaniment to any meal, ready in just 15 minutes!

See the complete Hot & Sour Swiss Chard recipe here.

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7. Protein-packed edamame, or soy beans, are also an excellent source of fiber - and flavor, with onions, rice wine vinegar, nori and Asian spices accenting the mild beans.

See the complete Edamame Salad recipe here.

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8. Go Greek, at least on the side, with this low-fat mash, equally delectable when served hot or cold.

See the complete Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Mashed Potatoes recipe here.

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9. Favored by Sephardic Jews, this side contains 100% of your vitamin K needs (with only 80 calories), thanks to its nutritious - and superbly seasoned - centerpiece: celeriac.

See the complete Sweet & Sour Apio recipe here.