These delicious and easy healthy side dishes make the perfect addition to any meal thanks to generous helpings of nutritious ingredients. They go with everything from elegant holiday meals to a relaxed pot roast meal during the week. Here’s the list of 7 delicious and easy healthy side dishes for dinner.
1. Brown Rice
White rice is good, but bland and it won’t keep you full very long. Brown rice is richer, tastier, and loaded with fiber. It’s also low on the glycemic index, which means it keeps you full longer! Brown rice is delicious and really healthy side dish for dinner!
2. Fresh Vegetables
Fresh vegetables are completely healthy side dish for dinner. You can steam them, or enjoy them raw. For example, I like carrots, green beans, bell peppers, or sliced cucumbers, they are tasty, and kids like them all, too!
3. Fresh Fruits
Why not enjoy some fresh fruits as a healthy side dish for dinner? Strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, and other sweet fruits are a great accompaniment to salty meats, especially baked ham. I like making Polynesian chicken and pineapple kabobs, a main dish and a healthy side dish for dinner, all in one!
Beans are another excellent choice for a healthy side dish for dinner. You may eat them cooked or raw. For example, I love a mixed-bean salad. Beans are high in protein and fiber, so they’ll keep you full for a long time, and give you energy to spare.
5. Green Salad
Mix a few veggies, and throw them together in a green salad. I love fresh greens with diced cucumber, tomatoes, and beans. Pay attention to dressings – they can be loaded with calories in the form of fats.
6. Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed cauliflower is another delicious and easy healthy side dish for dinner. They’re loaded with fiber and are low on the glycemic index. Mashed cauliflower is a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes. Try to cook it and see if your family can tell the difference between mashed potatoes and the healthier mashed cauliflower.
Chick peas or garbanzo beans, mashed with a little garlic and olive oil, how it’s delicious! Hummus is another easy healthy side dish for dinner your family will definitely like. Add some baked chicken in it, or some carrot sticks, anything can be tasty with hummus on the side!
These are all delicious and easy healthy side dishes for dinner! I like fresh fruits and veggies on the side, and what about you? Which of these healthy side dished do you like most? Or maybe you have some other side dish ideas? Share them please.