Posted on: 12.05.2023 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

Continuing on my quest for healthy, low sugar, and wheat-free holiday foods that won’t wreak my natural weight loss plan, let’s turn to those pesky side dishes.

In my family, be it Thanksgiving or Christmas, turkey seems to be the protein of choice. And it’s a diet-friendly option, so I don’t worry about that. For me, it’s the amazing side dishes that always seem to send my natural appetite control for a loop.

This year, offer to bring one or two side dishes as your contribution to the meal. Not only will you be able to pitch in and help out with the cooking, but your can help your waistline as sweet potatoeswell.

Not-So-Sweet Sweet Potatoes
Makes 6 cups

  • Six large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about six pounds)
  • Spray olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed oil
  • ? teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 375?F. Place potatoes in a large, shallow baking dish and lightly spray with olive oil. Bake for one hour or until soft and tender, tossing occasionally. Place potatoes and remaining ingredients in a large bowl and beat with mixer until smooth. Serve warm.

Green Bean with Roasted Onions

  • 2 red onions, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Heat oil in small pan. Add onions and cook until tender. Place in large mixing bowl and set aside. Steam green beans until softened but with a touch of crunch and remove from heat. Add thyme, dill, vinegar, and mustard to onions and mix. Add green beans and toss well.

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