ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Easy, Low Calorie Side Dish Recipes

Updated on September 12, 2007

3 Cabbage “Cole” Slaw

This is a great, low calorie alternative to regular coleslaw because it doesn’t use mayonnaise.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons orange or apricot marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix cabbage with chives.

2. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, marmalade and ginger. Then pour over cabbage.

3. Toss and serve.

Not sure where to buy couscous? Order online & have it delivered!

Couscous & Vegetable Salad

Couscous is packed with nutrients and cooks quickly.

Ingredients:

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup couscous
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup frozen corn

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, until tender.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in the couscous, peas, and corn. Cover and remove from heat.
  4. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 4, but this recipe is easily doubled.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

This is great to make ahead of time!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large cucumbers, peeled
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop cucumbers, tomatoes and shallots.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Colorful Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. tri-color pasta
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 6 baby carrots, sliced thinly into circles
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved, and cut into thin slices
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle Fat Free Italian Dressing

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. Cut broccoli into florets. Blanch in hot water and rinse with cold water.

3. Mix pasta, broccoli, carrots, red pepper, cucumber, and onions in a large bowl and chill.

4. Just before serving, pour dressing over pasta and vegetables. Mix well.

Serves 8!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Silicone Wristbands 

      7 years ago

      All the receipies were good ya.. but in this list this is the first time i am hearing about "Creamy Cucumber Salad"... I tried its good

    • profile image

      Silicone Wristbands 

      7 years ago

      All the receipies were good ya.. but in this list this is the first time i am hearing about "Creamy Cucumber Salad"... I tried its good

    • mgwhite profile image

      Mary White 

      10 years ago from Mobile, AL

      These sound great. I love vinegar-based coleslaws, and have never seen a recipe that includes marmalade before. I can't wait to try this one.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Wonderful recipies! The cole slaw and the cucumber salad sound especially good.

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacie Naczelnik 

      11 years ago from Seattle

      The Cucumber Salad serves 6. Hope you enjoy.

    • The Good Cook profile image

      The Good Cook 

      11 years ago

      Yes thanks, all of these recipes will be added to my "must try out" list. However, I'm wondering how many the Cucumber Salad serves?

    • cgull8m profile image

      cgull8m 

      11 years ago from North Carolina

      Another great healthy recipe set froom Stacie. I will definitely check out. The cucumber salad looks awesome. Thanks.

    • livelonger profile image

      Jason Menayan 

      11 years ago from San Francisco

      Nice recipes! The cucumber salad you mention is similar to a Polish one called "mizeria" (but that has dill weed for seasoning).

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)