Side dishes worse for your diet than junk food

1. Macaroni and cheese

Mac & cheese is a bad side dish, whether you select it out of nostalgia or a carb hunger.  

Macaroni and cheese

When you prepare it at home, you eliminate a lot of the fat in salt and other toxins in cheese powder.

 2. Pasta salad

Olives, mozzarella, peppers, and tomatoes—healthy ingredients—are included in many pasta salads.

Pasta salad

This dressing is heavy in calories, and because this is a side dish, you're wasting energy on an unhealthy item.

3. Coleslaw

Olive oil, lemon juice, and honey coleslaw won't taste or feel like conventional slaw with enough mayo for life.


Many recipes include sour cream and mayo, especially picnic side dishes. Reduced fat in slaw is beneficial for the heart and easy to produce without unnecessary ingredients.

4. Mashed potatoe

Creamier mashed potatoes are superior. “Creamy” cuisine is typically bad. Make mashed potatoes without butter or cream.

Mashed potatoe

 Though less creamy, they'll be healthier. They contain more vitamins than white potatoes and require less toppings to taste good.

5. White Bread

White bread is processed and depleted of nutrients, causing weight gain and blood sugar surges. White bread's high glycemic index and lack of fiber can cause abdominal fat

White Bread

White bread causes fast blood sugar increases, which boost insulin production and fat accumulation. White bread lacks fiber, which can cause overeating and belly weight gain.

6. Baked beans

Most cookouts include baked beans because they taste great. This side dish starts off well when broken down to its essential components. 

Baked beans

Beans are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that keep your body working smoothly.  Eat beans without the risks by choosing a baked bean dish without several of these items. 

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