Holidays are always difficult when you’re trying to minimize your salt, sugar and bad fat intake. Easter — traditionally a ham or lamb day — is no exception. We’ve posted about trying seafood instead, something we plan. But what about the side dishes? The Food Network recently ran this piece on 20 Healthy Easter Side Dishes which, of course, got my attention.
But how healthy are they, really? The first, Provencal Potato Gratin, isn’t if you’re worried about sugar level since it starts with potatoes and also includes cheese, which is salty and fatty.
The steamed artichoke is good, if you leave off the melted butter shown. Try some lemon juice instead.
The Asparagus and Tomato Skewers with Honey Mustard-Horseradish Sauce sounds ok, and I say that despite it coming from Bobby Flay who dropped out of my high school in New York to start his cooking career years back. I like to think he’d be an even better cook if he had finished his days there.
I’d suggest you also check out my recipe page for some truly low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar side dishes for your Easter enjoyment.