Category Archives: Sides

Dairy-Free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

Quick and easy Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice. This savory cauli-rice is a great side dish to add to your meals. Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S

Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S

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Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice - Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, THM-S

I love being able to get a quick side ready for a meal and this cheesy cauliflower rice is super easy. Just put the frozen cauli-rice in a pot with a little bit of water to cook it and add the coconut oil and seasonings and it’s ready to go.

Dairy-free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice - Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, THM-S

The butter-flavor coconut oil in this recipe is one of my favorite products. If you are dairy-free you really need to try it – it’s so good. I have found it at my local grocery store for less than the price on Amazon. So be sure to look for it in the baking aisle.

Another good ingredient to keep on hand if you’re dairy free is nutritional yeast. It gives your food a yummy cheesy flavor.

If you like to rice your own cauliflower that would work for this recipe as well, but for ease I like to be able to grab a bag of frozen cauliflower rice.

This cheesy rice is also really good in a bowl with sliced sausage or shredded beef and avocado with just a little bit of salsa.

Trim Healthy Mamas this recipe is an S.

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Dairy-Free Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

Savory Cauliflower Rice - Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, THM-S
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  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 12 oz bag frozen cauliflower rice

1 tablespoon butter-flavored coconut oil

3-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

black pepper to taste

Instructions

Place frozen cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan and add water up to about 1/4″ deep. Cover with lid and cook over medium heat until water begins to boil. Add in butter flavored coconut oil, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Cover with lid and continue cooking for a couple minutes. Turn down the heat, stir and let simmer for a couple more minutes.

 

 

Recipes for this entire meal:

Farmhouse Beans & Sausage

Air-Fried Asparagus

 

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Air-Fried Asparagus

Quick and easy Air-Fried Asparagus. Just a few minutes and you can have a tasty side of asparagus with little effort and easy cleanup. Low-carb, THM-FP

Air-Fried Asparagus - Quick and easy asparagus! THM-FP and as always Gluten-free and Dairy-free!

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Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

These tasty asparagus spears are so simple to make. I’ve made these in the oven before, but using the Air Fryer makes it even quicker and easier. There is no need to preheat the oven, it doesn’t heat up the kitchen like an oven does, and one of my favorite reasons to use the air fryer is the ease of clean-up. The inside basket and base basket are light weight and a breeze to clean.

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

Lightly spritz the asparagus with avocado oil or olive oil using an oil spritzer like this Evo Oil Sprayer. I bought this set of two when I bought the air-fryer and I really like how easy they are to use. (As of today, June 26, there is a coupon for $4 off the set on Amazon when you purchase, just be sure to click the coupon to apply it to your order. )

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

You could also cut your asparagus up into smaller lengths, but I really like how dramatic they look long. Ha.

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

This recipe makes it easy for me to get more vegetables in my diet. I made the green beans and sausage recipe in my Instant Pot while the asparagus was cooking in my Air Fryer and it was all so easy and the kitchen didn’t get hot at all.

Trim Healthy Mamas this Air-Fried Asparagus recipe is a THM-FP.

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Air-Fried Asparagus

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

Quick and easy Asparagus “fried” in an Air-Fryer.

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Sides

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus, with bottom 2 inches trimmed off
  • Avocado or Olive Oil in an oil mister or sprayer
  • Himalayan salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place trimmed asparagus spears in the air-fryer basket. Spritz spears lightly with oil, then sprinkle with salt and a tiny bit of black pepper.
  2. Place basket inside air-fryer and bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.

More ideas for using an air fryer.

I don’t have a microwave so I use the air fryer to quickly heat up left overs, make muffin in a mug recipes, and make fun recipes like my Fried Onion Rings.

 

Air-Fried Asparagus

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Air-Fried Gluten Free Onion Rings

Air-Fried Gluten Free Onion Rings so yummy and easy to make. Enjoy these crunchy onion rings that are low fat and low carb. THM-FP

Air Fried Gluten Free Onion Rings

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We recently went to Outback Steakhouse to celebrate my sister’s college graduation and my brother-in-law ordered a plate of bloomin’ onions. Oh, they looked so good, but they are not on their gluten-free menu so I tried not to look at them too much. Plus, I had recently bought an air fryer and knew that I could enjoy some home-made onions that were not only gluten free but also low in fat and carbs and would be on plan with Trim Healthy Mama.

Air Fried Gluten Free Onion Rings

Using an air fryer is so easy and I have decided it is a must have item in my kitchen. It allows me to have crispy fried treats like these onion rings without using all the oil that you normally would need to use to get them crispy like this.

Air Fried Gluten Free Onion Rings

There are so many air fryers to pick from on Amazon so I decided to go with the top rated one that was within my budget. This one is an Avalon Bay Air Fryer. It is super easy to use and the clean up is a breeze. It doesn’t get hot to the touch either. There is a vent on the back side that blows out hot air, but it isn’t enough to heat your kitchen up like an oven does.

Air Fryer 101

You need to use an oil sprayer. I originally used my Spectrum coconut oil spray, but I wanted to be able to use avocado or olive oil for the flavor so I ordered a set of these Evo Oil Sprayers. I had a refillable oil mister several years ago, but I wasn’t impressed with how it worked, but these sprayers work great.

Air Fried Gluten Free Onion Rings

I’ve been making several recipes in my air fryer and I’ll be sharing them all soon. One fun thing we did with the air fryer was to take it with us when we went to the Gospel Coalition Conference this spring. It was easy to travel with and we were able to heat up our breakfast and supper in the hotel room super quick and easy. Did I mention it’s easy to clean? It is.

Trim Healthy Mamas these delicious, crunchy onion rings are an FP.

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Air Fried Gluten Free Onion Rings

Air Fryer Gluten Free Onion Rings

Delicious and easy to make onion rings.

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  • Category: Sides

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1 1/4 cup of Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend
  • 1/2 Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 large sweet onion

Instructions

  1. Mix eggs and milk together in a shallow bowl that is easy to dip your rings into. Mix flour blend, salt, paprika, cayenne together in a shallow bowl that is easy to dip your rings into. Slice onion in 1/4 to 1/2 inch rings and separate rings.
  2. Preheat air fryer on 350° for a minute or two.
  3. Dip onion slices in egg mixture and then dredge through flour mixture. Place onion slices in air fryer basket in a single layer, can be slightly overlapped. Lightly spray with oil spray. Fry in air fryer for 5-8 minutes, turn onion slices over, lightly spray and fry for another 5-8. Frying time will depend on the thickness of the onions and how many rings are in the fryer at one time.
  4. It may take 3-4 batches to fry all the onion rings.
  5. You can easily check on the onion rings during the frying to check for doneness.

Notes

If you need a grain-free baking blend you can use equal parts of blanched almond flour, golden flax meal, and coconut flour. It may tip the scale a bit on the fat amount so using this baking blend may put these onion rings in an S category.

See my recipe for Air-Fried Asparagus for more ideas using an air-fryer.

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Fried Summer Squash

Quick and easy to make Fried Summer Squash is tasty side dish to add some veggies to your summertime meals. Gluten-free, Low-Carb, THM-S

Fried Summer Squash - Low-carb, THM-S

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Fried Summer Squash - Low-Carb, THM-S, Gluten-free

Fried Summer Squash is a super-easy recipe that will make it a snap to add some yummy vegetables to your meals.

Fried Summer Squash - Low-Carb, THM-S, Gluten-free

Yellow summer squash and zucchini are coming out of our garden in full force now. With recipes like this one and several others, we’ve been enjoying having these veggies everyday. I’ve also been shredding any extra squash and freezing it in 2 cup portions in freezer bags to be able to be able to use it during the winter in baked good, like cakes and breads.

Organic Herbamare is my go-to seasoning to pair with vegetables, but feel free to use any seasoning salt that you prefer.

Trim Healthy Mamas this recipe is a Deep S.

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Fried Summer Squash

Fried Summer Squash - Low-Carb, THM-S, Gluten-free
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  • Yield: 8-10 servings
  • Category: Sides

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 medium yellow squash* (around 1 lb.), quartered and sliced in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 medium zucchini* (around 1 lb.) quartered and sliced in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon Herbamare

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat till hot.
  2. Add onion, yellow squash, and zucchini.
  3. Sprinkle Herbamare over squash.
  4. Stir occasionally for about 15-20 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Notes

*De-seed the squash before slicing if preferred.

Fried Summer Squash - Gluten-free, low-carb, THM-S

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Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli made with special dairy-free ingredients. So delicious and easy to make. Get your veggies in! Trim Healthy Mama-S

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

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Nutiva Coconut Oil Butter Flavor

 

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

 

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nutritional Yeast

Nutiva sent me a jar of their Buttery Coconut Oil to try for free and I was so excited to receive it, because it was already on my list to buy. I had been seeing it around online, reading what others were saying, and was looking forward to trying it myself. The following opinions are all mine!

I was really curious as to how they came up with a buttery flavor that was organic.  This is from Nutiva’s website describing what the buttery flavor is made from:

Our vegan “buttery flavor” is made from pure certified organic non -GMO plants including sunflower, coconut and mint.

One of the first things I thought of using it on was vegetables. Since our family had to quit using cow-dairy several years ago, I really miss the taste of butter and buttery veggies sounded so good. I normally use refined coconut oil when cooking my veggies, so I was really looking forward to trying it this way. I put it together with two of my favorite ingredients that I like to add to broccoli – lemon pepper seasoning and nutritional yeast. If you haven’t tried nutritional yeast before, it gives food a cheesy flavor. With the addition of the Buttery Coconut Oil it was delicious, sort of like a dairy dream.

My family has also been enjoying it on biscuits, toast, and grilled sheep cheese sandwiches. I’ll be needing more of it since our jar is already almost cleaned out. Thank you, Nutiva, for making such a good tasting and healthy way to add butter flavor back in our lives!

Trim Healthy Mamas this Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli is an S.

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Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli

Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Delicious and dairy-free buttery tasting broccoli.

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  • Category: Sides

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place broccoli in pan and add about 1 1/2-2 inches of water. Cover pan and heat to a slow boil for about 10 minutes until fork tender.
  2. Drain water from broccoli. While the broccoli is still hot add 2 tablespoons of Nutiva Buttery Coconut Oil and stir. Add in 1 tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast and several shakes of lemon pepper.
  3. Serve while warm.

Notes

I serve a small bowl of nutritional yeast alongside the broccoli, in case anyone wants some extra cheesy taste.

Follow me on Instagram and follow the #ConsciousCurators to find more recipes using Nutiva’s new Buttery Coconut Oil or Red Palm Oil. I’ve never ordered directly from Nutiva before, but their website says they have free shipping on orders over $30.

 

Buttery Lemon Pepper Broccoli - Dairy-Free

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Fried Green Beans

Fried Green Beans | gluten-free, low-carb

 

Fried Green Beans | gluten-free, low-carb

Fried green beans is an easy and delicious side dish. I like to keep frozen green beans on hand to quickly round out a meal. When I was growing up, I think I was the only one in my family who didn’t like green beans, but frying them like this made me come to love them. They have such a great texture and flavor.

I use gluten-free Herbamare organic seasoning salt in my recipe, but feel free to use your favorite seasoned salt blend. Make sure to check ingredients if needing to be gluten-free.

Trim Healthy Mamas one serving of this recipe is an FP. The fat is 5 g and the net carbs are 6 g. Depending on what you serve it with it can be an FP, S, or and E.

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Fried Green Beans

Fried Green Beans | gluten-free, low-carb
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  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Sides

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of frozen green beans
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Herbamare or your favorite seasoning salt

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil in large frying pan over medium heat until melted.
  2. Add frozen green beans and spread out in pan. Cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes. Stirring a couple of times.
  3. Remove lid after 10 minutes and continue frying. Add in Herbamare seasoning salt.
  4. Continue frying and stir occasionally for another 10-15 minutes. Add in crushed garlic for the last couple of minutes. The beans are finished when you have a nice mixture of green color.
Fried Green Beans | gluten-free, low-carb
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