Side dish cuts fat, not flavor


SAVE CALORIES WITHOUT sacrificing flavor with these easy-to-make side dishes. Both recipes, with zero fat and cholesterol, are great go-withs for barbecued meat or chicken or grilled fish.

Both recipes are from "Betty Crocker's Eat and Lose Weight" cookbook; Prentice Hall -- 1990.

Creamy Cucumbers

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh dill

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers

1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

Mix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate at least four hours.

Serves six. Each half-cup serving has 20 calories, 1 gram protein, 4 grams carbohydrate, zero fat and cholesterol, 200 milligrams sodium.

Creamy Coleslaw

1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt

2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard

1 tablespoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise or salad dressing

2 teaspoons sugar

Freshly ground pepper

3 cups finely shredded red or green cabbage

1/2 cup shredded carrot

3 tablespoons chopped red onion

Mix yogurt, mustard, mayonnaise, sugar and pepper in medium glass or plastic bowl or in heavy plastic bag.

Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.

Serves four. Each two-thirds-cup serving has 20 calories, 1 gram protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, zero fat and cholesterol and 200 milligrams sodium.

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