Side Dishes

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.

Roasted Beet Salad

This Roasted Beet Salad with feta is made with beets that are roasted to perfection and tossed with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette that is both enticing and perfect for any easy brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Easy Classic Macaroni Salad

This classic macaroni salad is a healthy, easy-to-make, and comforting vegetarian side dish recipe that everyone will love. Perfect for any occasion and great to add to your kid's lunches. Ready in under 30 minutes.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

These Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are easy to make and insanely delicious! They’re the perfect savory appetizer or side dish for game day, parties, and holidays. Plus they’re vegetarian, low-carb, and gluten-free.

Brussels Sprouts Salad

This healthy Brussels Sprouts Salad is made with only a handful of ingredients and with the homemade salad dressing being made with pantry staples. You…

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a satisfying cozy soup that is perfect for a chilly day! Packed with vegetables and quickly made on the…

Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots

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.

Easy Mustard Potato Salad

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

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!

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash

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.

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