Side dishes are having a moment, and I am here for it! From healthier versions of mac and cheese to diet-friendly nachos, these recipes are quick, easy, and delicious. The key to making any side dish healthier is to think more consciously about the ingredients you use. Instead of serving meals with a side of rice, try swapping it out cauliflower as a substitute, you'll get the same great flavor and texture minus the carbs and gluten. Try these delectable dishes out for your next BBQ or as the perfect complement to any main course; these side dishes might just steal the show.
These Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots are an easy, delicious side dish made in under 30 minutes. The tender carrots are covered in a sweet honey garlic sauce and packed with nutrients, perfect for a vegetarian side dish. Plus the whole recipe is made in one dish for easy cleanup.
This Healthy Mustard Potato Salad recipe has all the flavors of classic potato salad, but with Greek yogurt instead of mayo. These tender potatoes with a creamy, tangy dijon mustard sauce are a delicious side dish that only needs a few simple ingredients. Plus it is vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free.
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is made with tender squash covered in a sticky maple syrup thyme sauce, then topped with pecans and dried cranberries. This dish is simple to prepare and the perfect vegan or vegetarian side for the holidays. It’s sweet, savory, and so delicious!
This Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash is an easy and healthy dish made with only 4 basic ingredients! You can serve it as a side, add toppings, or use it on pasta or salad. It’s the perfect vegetarian and vegan vegetable recipe for the fall and winter.
Need an easy and nutritious stir fry recipe? This Sweet & Sour Vegetable Stir Fry is loaded with colorful veggies tossed in a simple sweet and tangy sauce. It's a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian main or side dish that only takes 20 minutes to make.
If you are looking for an asparagus soup with potatoes and without cream, this Healthy Asparagus Soup Recipe is just for you. It is loaded with fresh asparagus, leeks, and potatoes, then topped with Greek yogurt for a silky smooth soup that is so delicious.
This easy Greek Baked Beans recipe uses canned beans and a creamy sauce to make a healthy dish bursting with Greek flavors. Made with tomatoes, feta, and simple seasonings, this dish can be served on its own or alongside grilled meats. Plus we love that it is vegetarian-friendly and packed with protein and fiber.
This Healthy Thai Peanut Dressing is a creamy, flavorful sauce full of delicious Asian flavors. It is an easy recipe that uses healthy ingredients to make a gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb dressing perfect for salads, noodle dishes, or dipping fresh veggies.