Light Springtime Side Dishes

Liven up your meals with one of these fresh salad alternatives, all with less than 4 grams of fat.
Penne Salad with Italian Green
Beans and Gorgonzola

Penne Salad with Italian Green Beans and Gorgonzola This salad is at its best with crisp, fresh beans and radicchio. Add grilled lamb or chicken for a more filling salad.


Risotto Primavera The traditional method for this classic rice and vegetable dish requires constant attention.


Jicama-Berry Salad Jicama, a tuberous root vegetable, adds both a crunchy texture and a slightly sweet flavor to this fruit-and-vegetable salad. Cut any leftover jicama into sticks for a low-fat snack or to serve on veggie trays.


No-Chop Potato Salad Remember this easy-to-make salad next time you need a dish for a potluck or picnic.


Lemony Asparagus and New Potatoes Spring brings fresh asparagus and new potatoes. This recipe showcases both in a healthful side dish with a touch of lemon and thyme.


Stir-Fried Broccoli and Carrots To save prep time, pick up sliced carrots, broccoli florets, and a jar of grated ginger from the produce section of the supermarket.