You should try to fill half your plate nonstarchy veggies, which means you have to be creative so you don't get bored with the same recipes. These zucchini boats are quick, easy and a delicious change to steamed veggies.
Sweet potatoes are a healthy carbohydrate full of fiber and vitamin A. They can make a great, quick side dish! You could also stuff this sweet potato with spinach and pine nuts.
This version of what is a traditionally high-carb porridge is easy to make whole grain and healthy.
Who doesn't love Caesar salad? This salad makes a great nonstarchy vegetable side that you can enjoy with just about any entrée!
Serve up this unique pasta dish with some lightly dressed greens. It also makes a great lunch that you can bring to the office.
You can make these burrito bowls ahead of time and put them in a microwave-safe container. Just leave off the lettuce, yogurt and tomato. Reheat the bowl and then add the cold toppings. This makes a great hot lunch at the office!
You can use this method with any sandwich fillings. Try sliced tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese, or try ham with spinach and muenster cheese.
Bulgur is the grain used in traditional tabbouleh, but the bulk of this tasty tabbouleh is made up of vegetables, herbs and protein-packed chickpeas.
Are you tired of the same boring vegetables every night and need a change? Are you not sure how to cook kale or spinach? Try this delicious and easy dish for a nutritious addition to your dinner. Leafy greens are packed full of vitamins and fiber, and are low in calories and carbs.
Any dark leafy green would work great in this soup. Get creative and enjoy this nutrition-packed lower carbohydrate side dish.
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