Healthy Recipes: Sides, Salads, Soups

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Eggplant Parmesan Bake

Baked in ramekins, these creamy mounds of eggplant unmold easily, a sure-fire hit for your next dinner party when you serve them on salad plates with extra sauce.

Zucchini with Sage

Sage is a very strong herb when used fresh, but its flavor mellows when sautéed in olive oil. The Italian call sage cooked in butter, ‘black butter’ and serve it over pasta or meat.

Potato Chip Cookies

I know this recipe sounds like a double wammy, but I slimmed it down significantly – swapping out the butter for low-fat margarine and using low-fat potato chips. I love these sweet and salty treats!

Potato Leek Soup

In France, they call this soup Tout Fait or ‘Already Made’ because it cooks so quickly. To make the preparation even faster, chop and wash the leeks the night before and wrap in plastic wrap for a fast after work meal.

Spicy Braised Cabbage

This recipe was given to me by a chef working at a guesthouse in Punjab, India. I like to eat this dish when I need a break from rich, heavy foods.

Spiced Potato Cakes with Tomato Ginger Sauce

I picked up this recipe from my friend Vanessa Vashee while working in Switzerland. Ginger and tomato are a delectable combination, and this sauce is both light and versatile. For a low-carb treat, serve the sauce with steamed fresh veggies. If you choose to make the potato cakes, it’s a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Parmesan

Kids love fries! Sweet potatoes make a perfect food for kids since they are high in vitamin A and have a super-sweet taste.

Grilled Eggplant with Miso Dressing

Miso is a savory fermented paste made from soy beans, rice or barley. There are many different varieties on the market, ranging from light to dark, depending on how long they are aged. Look out for the low-sodium variety, since this thick, peanut butter looking paste can be quite salty.