As for sides, I made my newest staple - mashed cauliflower. It tastes great and is one of the few things that don't taste like a substitute. Don't get me wrong, I'm sticking to this diet (although I seem to be stuck at 6 pounds lost). And really - whole grain bread may be better for you and there are many kinds out there so you don't have to get bored eating the same old thing every day - but challah it's not! Oops - didn't mean to rant... I also served yellow beans with some germolata (a mix of finely chopped Italian parsley, minced garlic and lemon zest).