September 15, 2011

3 “Clean” Side Dishes

Here are 3 of our favorite “clean” side dishes to pair with your favorite lean protein. Let us know what you think!

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries


2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into French fry-shaped pieces, thick or thin
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch salt
Cayenne pepper (to taste)
Crushed red pepper (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
Garlic powder (to taste)
Onion powder (to taste)


Preheat oven to 425
Spray 2 baking sheets with PAM cooking spray
Toss ingredients together in a medium bowl
Spread out on a baking sheet
Bake until tender and golden (20-25 minutes)
Makes 2 servings

Kale Chips


1 bunch kale
Sea salt (to taste)
Paprika (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Wash and dry kale leaves well
Tear the leaves off the stems in large pieces
Place leaves on sprayed baking sheet
Top with pinch of sea salt, paprika and pepper, all to taste
Bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy
Watch carefully as burned Kale is not good

Mashed Cauliflower


1 head of cauliflower
1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
Splash unsweetened almond milk
1 oz almond cheese (if desired)
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp. Dried Chives


Clean and stem cauliflower, then break it up into pieces (like you would for a veggie tray)
Boil florets in a pot of water (do not over cook as you still want it to be a bit firm)
Remove florets from pot and drain well
Place cauliflower and remaining ingredients in blender or food processor
Blend until texture is desired consistency
Makes 4 servings

    • Vera
    • July 11, 2013

    I LOVE mashed cauliflower!! I use it in a vegetarian shepards pie instead of mashed potatoes.

    • Gwen
    • May 1, 2013

    Thanks for the great recipes! Can’t wait to go home and bake my sweet potato fries and kale. And you can’t tell the mashed cauliflower from mashed potatoes. Really!

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