Healthy Sides for the Holidays

With the holiday season right around the corner, try these calorie-conscious side dishes that are sure to wow your friends and family. I’ve always been a fan of rosemary, and it truly brings the flavor to party in these bone broth mashed potatoes! The Cranberry Citrus Kale Salad is a great option for making ahead and tossing just before serving for a crisp and fresh flavor. The Toasted Sesame Green Bean Almondine is one of my personal favorites, a modern twist on a classic dish! These dishes are also great to incorporate in your own meal prep.

Will Russ, Owner, Clean Eatz Nashville

Rosemary Bone Broth Mashed Potatoes


½ Cup Fat Free Sour Cream
½ Cup Bone Broth 3 Tbsp of Whipped Butter
2 Tbsp of Chopped Rosemary
1 Tsp of Crushed Black Pepper
5 lbs of Russet Potatoes


1) Peel and cut potatoes into quarters, boil in water until tender 2) Drain potatoes and return to pot 3) Add fat free sour cream, bone both, and whipped butter. Blend mixture until smooth 4) Add rosemary and black pepper blend until evenly mixed 5) Transfer to serving dish and garnish with top portion of rosemary sprig

Cranberry Citrus Kale Salad


6 Cups of Chopped Kale
1/2 Cup of Chopped Walnuts
1 15 oz Can of Mandarin Oranges
1/2 Cup of Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Coconut Citrus Vinaigrette
2 Medium Oranges
3 Medium Lemons
¼ Cup Olive Oil
¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp of Honey
¼ Tsp of Black Pepper


1) For the vinaigrette: squeeze the juice of two oranges and three lemons 2) Add olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and black pepper to mixture 3) Place kale on your favorite serving dish. Layer walnuts, oranges, and cranberries evenly on top of the kale. Sprinkle coconut on top of the salad 4) Just before serving, drizzle a portion of the vinaigrette over the salad

Toasted Sesame Green Bean Almondine


30 oz Green Beans
1.5 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
1/3 Cup Almond Slivers
2 Tsp of White Sesame Seeds


1) Toss almond slivers and green beans in sesame oil 2) Spread evenly on baking sheet, and cook for 12 minutes on 400 3) Remove from oven and place green beans on serving platter. Spread remaining cooked almonds on top of the green beans. 4) Top with sesame seeds

NFM Staff
Author: NFM Staff

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