Cooktop Cove: 8 low carb sides that you should be serving with dinner
The main course might be the statement piece, but sides make the meal. If you want to transform an ordinary dinner into a delicious multi-course feast, then you'll want to take the time to find the most complimentary side dish. On a low-carb diet? Not to worry, there are countless scrumptious options to choose from.
Let's get started by taking a look at eight fantastic sides that you should be serving up this week. You'll be amazed that not only are they a real crowd pleaser, but they are also simple to make. Check this out!
1. Oven fried garlic parmesan green beans (h/t Sugar-Free Mom)
Want to encourage your kids to eat their vegetables? Tip: Just add cheese! your family is sure to love the crispy crunch of oven friend garlic parmesan green beans.
2. Chicken, bacon, and Brussels sprouts
The recipe that follows is every healthy eater's dream. Filled with two kinds of meat -- chicken and bacon -- it packs a protein punch. Although Brussels sprouts are the only vegetable you'll find here, they're so hearty and healthy, they'll fill you up from the inside out. Did you notice there are no carbs and very little fat? Again, it's a healthy eater's dream. Get the full recipe here
3. Cheesy cauliflower bake
Cauliflower may not be everyone's favorite vegetable, but this casserole just takes it to another level with its tasty cheese addition and the freshness of the herbs. Get the full recipe here
4. Creamy garlic mushrooms (h/t Love Foodies)
This recipe is perfect as a side or used as a topping. The rich, creamy texture gives it that feel-good comfort food vibe that we all want during colder weather.
5. Cheesy fiesta peppers (h/t Stockpiling Moms)
You'll love the cheesy goodness of this simple recipe. The peppers give it that little extra flavor that makes this dish absolutely irresistible.
6. Zucchini alfredo (h/t Damn Delicious)
The best thing about this tasty side is that it works well as a main dish, too! Nothing beats fresh zucchini topped with a guilt-free sauce.
7. Easy low-carb cucumber Caesar
I love a good Caesar salad, with its creamy, salty dressing and Parmesan cheese. The recipe below makes it easier than ever to enjoy all the crunchy deliciousness of a classic Caesar — but without the carbs. Instead of a romaine-based salad with crunchy croutons, this one starts with crunchy cucumber chunks. Get the full recipe here
8. Bacon wrapped cheese sticks (h/t Low Carb Yum)
This tasty dish only requires two ingredients. It's fast, simple and tastes great! There's no reason not to add it to your next meal.
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