Side Dishes

Mini Spinach CakesSpinach cheese cakes are great because they’re packed with healthy veggies and protein, they’re portioned in little cakes, and you can make a bunch and reheat them later. They make good side dishes with lunch and dinner and can be packed in a lunch box as well. They also only take a few ingredients!


12 cups of adult spinach (remove the tough stems)
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin Continue reading

Beans of All Kinds BakeThis recipe is super easy and it’s chocked full of beneficial fiber.


1 16oz can butter beans
1 16oz can, great northern beans
1 16oz can garbanzo beans
1 16oz can black beans
1 16oz can pinto beans
1 16oz can kidney beans
2 cups tomato sauce
1 onion, chopped and sautéed
2 Tablespoons mustard Continue reading

Tasty Cauliflower BreadsticksCauliflower is way too underrated. It’s tasty, can be cooked in tons of ways, and the texture allows you to create some unique dishes with it. Lately people have found it can make a great pizza crust! I like using it for breadsticks to cut out some extra carbs and to add some extra vegetables to my diet.

If you want to make pizza instead you can modify this to include less cheese and just spread it out like a crust instead.


1 head of cauliflower
4 eggs
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
3 tbsp Italian seasoning Continue reading

Oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and GarlicOne of the things a lot of newer diabetics struggle with is increasing the amount of vegetables they eat in each meal. You don’t want to be eating the same old steamed vegetables every day. You have to make them full of flavor and fun to eat!

Oven roasted broccoli is so versatile and easy to make delicious and I urge you to experiment with it a bit but first try this easy and wonderful recipe! It only uses a few ingredients and is still awesome if you omit the garlic.


4 cups fresh broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup olive oil (I’ve also used coconut oil and it still turned out great) Continue reading

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with GarlicBrussel sprouts are nutritious but generally underappreciated by a lot of people. I don’t really understand why though, they’re amazingly delicious, especially with a few seasonings! On top of that, roasting vegetables with garlic is always a winning decision.

This is a simple recipe for a flavorful and vitamin packed side dish or snack.


2 pounds fresh Brussel sprouts
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper Continue reading