Healthier Side Dishes 13 results

Healthier side dishes may include recipes that are lower in sugar, fat, cholesterol, and/or are generally more nutritious than most.

Homemade Strawberry-Apple Coleslaw {no mayo}

Healthy Homemade Strawberry-Apple Coleslaw (without mayo)

Apple coleslaw is a healthier coleslaw with apples, strawberries, cabbage and dried cherries. This strawberry-apple slaw has a sweet taste, without added sugar! What makes the strawberry-apple coleslaw dressing recipe healthier is that it's made without mayo. Instead, this healthy side dish recipe has a fruity strawberry-lime vinaigrette dressing!

Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Vegetable quinoa salad is packed with fresh garden vegetables, loads of protein, and a lot of flavor.  It would make a great side dish or even a stand-alone lunch.

In my combined effort to eat healthier and clean out my fridge, I put together this fresh vegetable quinoa salad. It was the perfect way to use those little bits of fresh veggies that seem to hang out in my refrigerator produce drawer until they rot.

I have to ask: Is it just me that forgets about the delicious produce hiding in my refrigerator, or does that happen to you too? I really need to sharpen my long term memory skills. Anyway, if you're not familiar with quinoa, allow me to fill your brain with some food fuel.

Vegetable Quinoa Salad - A delicious and healthy side dish recipe from

Farro Salad w/ Citrus Vinaigrette {Heart Healthy Recipes}

Farro salad with citrus-basil vinagrette is one of my favorite heart healthy recipes. Once you try it, will likely become one of your favorites, too. Nutty, whole grain farro, dried cranberries, and fresh apples are tossed with a fresh and tangy vinaigrette. The texture and flavors in this salad will have you in side dish delight! During rough times in my life, having supportive friends to lean on helps the tough times pass more quickly. Not that the pain goes away altogeth...

Low Carb Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumbers, Vidalia onions, and a flavorful garlic lemon vinaigrette make this low carb cucumber salad recipe a quick, easy, and healthy side dish.This delicious post is possible thanks in part to the generosity of OXO and Melissa's Produce, who each sent me products of theirs to try at no charge. I wasn't compensated in any other way for this post, and all thoughts in this post are my own.Of all the local produce available to me here in northeastern Wisconsin in the summer time, ...

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables {Low Carb, Vegan}

Indian spiced roasted vegetables makes a healthy side dish that pairs well with almost any protein. Fresh cauliflower, tomatoes, and white beans, flavored with earthy spices and oven roasted. It's a perfect meatless meal main dish option, too.Some believe that food blogging is easy. I assure you that it is fun, but not always easy. Example: I roasted  some delicious vegetables, but then couldn't think of what to name the recipe. Indian spiced cauliflower?  No, because there are cherry ...

Summer Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad {Fireworks Orzo Salad}

Orzo pasta and bright, flavorful, and healthy summer vegetables are tossed with a tangy tomato vinaigrette in this delicious easy pasta salad recipe! It's the perfect side dish for an outdoor picnic, potluck dinner, or summer holiday get-togethers!I blogged about my love for the 4th of July in a previous post, and in that post, I mentioned what a sentimental holiday it is for me. Today, I'm combining two loves into one post. I created a delicious and somewhat gorgeous recipe ...