Kid friendly side dishes recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2010
Advanced
17 votes
14116 views
Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
8 votes
4030 views
Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Everyone will thank you for this one make double if you have big eaters this has never failed me .... This is a very heavy, creamy filling side…

dp
Dec 2009
Professional
4 votes
8817 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2011
Advanced
25 votes
7069 views
Homemade Cranberry-Apple Sauce

Homemade Cranberry-Apple Sauce

If some people at your Thanksgiving dinner like cranberry sauce and others prefer applesauce this recipe just might work for you... We decided to…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Nov 2010
Professional
6 votes
2759 views
Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes

Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes

This recipe is incredibly easy and really tasty. We're healthy eaters, so frying tomatoes isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But you have…

Nancy Miyasaki
Sep 2009
Intermediate
11 votes
7893 views
Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Admittedly, this doesn't capture the crunch outside of the normal method of making persian rice. But if you…

John Spottiswood
Mar 2013
Advanced
3 votes
2161 views
The Most Decadent Cornbread Casserole Ever, Made Skinny

The Most Decadent Cornbread Casserole Ever, Made Skinny

I’ve tasted many cornbread casseroles in my day and this one wins hands down… It’s rich, moist, creamy and…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Nov 2011
Professional
1 vote
2546 views
Cooler Corn

Cooler Corn

Large gatherings of people who like corn on the cob requires a couple of lobster pots or a wash tub and a lot of boiling water and patience. Not…

Glenn
Mar 2013
Beginner
1 vote
2981 views
French Rice Salad

French Rice Salad

This is a light and flavorful as a main dish or side dish. It's a perfect side for any grilled meat or fish.

Nancy Miyasaki
Oct 2009
Intermediate
5 votes
8658 views
Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

This is a delicious way to consume large quantities of one of the healthiest foods on the planet...spinach! I…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2008
Advanced
2 votes
8524 views
Cumin Rice

Cumin Rice

This rice is a delicious mix of cumin and cinnamon. It provides a nice, slightly sweet flavor, that is a perfect complement to any middle eastern…

Joyce Leung
Jun 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
9019 views
Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce adds a splash of vibrant ruby color to your meal. It’s that hint of bright flavor that makes everything else on the plate taste…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Nov 2011
Professional
2 votes
1105 views
Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
2 votes
8288 views
Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

This is a simple and delicious Italian recipe adapted from the Barefoot Contessa. We leave out the egg and sometimes the lemon (depends on what you…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2008
Intermediate
5 votes
6335 views