Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Side Dishes

Don’t miss this amazing line-up of easy healthy side dishes featuring local seasonal produce, whole grains everyone will love!

Latest Side Dish Recipes


A white bowl with ratatouille with two hands

ratatouille

Here’s an easy 25 minute recipe for ratatouille, which is a simple French vegetable stew, made with eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes. This stove-top version…Read More

three bowls of Sesame Noodles

sesame noodles

Today’s recipe is a super easy pantry friendly recipe: takeout style sesame noodles made with whole-wheat pasta tossed with rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil and…Read More

Roasted Tomato with melted white cheddar on top on a plate with greens and chive blossoms

cheddar roasted tomatoes

These simple cheddar roasted tomatoes are a favorite recipe in the summer and early fall. Once you see how easy this easy side dish is…Read More

Potato Salad in a white bowl from three quarters view

German Potato Salad

This German Potato Salad recipe is so easy ( I used a few tricks to make the process so much faster) and it’s also healthier…Read More

Close-up of coleslaw in a bowl from overhead. Garnished with cilantro.

asian coleslaw

I promise this Asian Coleslaw will be your go-to side dish salad this summer. You can whip it up in minutes and the super yummy…Read More

Closeup overhead of panzanella salad

Panzanella Salad

This colorful Panzanella Salad has tomatoes, peppers, onion and cucumbers to give it loads of flavor, crunch and color. The bread is toasted then soaks…Read More

Overhead view of bowl of grilled potatoes with grilled scallions

grilled potatoes

If you’ve never tried to make grilled potatoes, then I am so excited to share this recipe! I’ll show you how just how easy it…Read More

texas caviar in a bowl with a side dish and fritos

texas caviar

This Texas Caviar recipe is the bomb! It’s absolutely bursting with flavor! I made it with black-eyed peas, roasted red and green peppers, scallions and…Read More

overhead of couscous salad with toppings before stirred together, hands holding bowl

israeli couscous salad

This Israeli Couscous Salad recipe with chickpeas brings together flavors of lemon, garlic and cumin with fresh parsley. It’s a fast and healthy side dish…Read More

overhead of serving bowl filled with mexican pasta salad

Mexican Pasta Salad

Friends, I don’t know if Mexican pasta salad was a thing before now, but I do know that when pasta salad takes a metaphorical trip…Read More

A bowl topped with Mediterranean ingredients

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a healthy and tasty side dish for summer parties. It is popping with flavor and loaded with cucumbers, feta and…Read More

overhead closeup of broccoli in a white bowl with a lemon wedge

easy broccoli with garlic and lemon

This easy Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon is one of my favorite go-to ways to jazz up simple steamed broccoli and my children absolutely love…Read More

a closeup of a spoonful of Brussels sprouts

Simple Brussels Sprouts

Today I have a recipe for Simple Brussels Sprouts steamed and then tossed with garlic butter and olive oil. It’s about as basic (and fast)…Read More

simple roasted parsnips

Today I have a super simple recipe for roasted parsnips with oil, herbs and salt. This technique of cooking parsnips is as easy as can…Read More

Coleslaw overhead in a single bowl with lime wedges and cilantro

Mexican Coleslaw

This five minute Mexican coleslaw recipe is  made with cabbage, cilantro and lime. It’s a super simple (and healthy) side dish to go with Mexican…Read More

A person holding a pan of roasted carrots

roasted carrots

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe for Roasted Carrots. Simply peel and chop carrots, toss them with oil and seasoning and then roast…Read More

overhead of farro with apple

Farro Salad

Here is a simple and delicious Farro Salad made with sauteed leeks, apples and walnuts. It is so easy to make, vegetarian and can be…Read More

Maple Glazed Carrots in a white bowl on a white tablecloth with red wine and red flowers

maple glazed carrots

Hi folks, I have my favorite Maple Glazed Carrots recipe to share with you today. They have a smidge of butter, shallot and a touch…Read More

a side view of a Christmas table set with a bowl of wild rice salad with apricots, oranges, pecans and avocado.

wild rice salad

Here is my very best Wild Rice Salad recipe made with oranges, dried cranberries, apricots and avocado. It is a delicious make-ahead side dish for…Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole

easy sweet potato casserole

Comin’ atcha, a brand new Easy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe that is totally comforting and classic tasting, but so easy to make entirely from scratch….Read More

A sheet pan of roasted butternut squash with a bottle of white wine and a bouquet of sedum

roasted butternut squash with smoked paprika and turmeric

You’re gonna love this vegan and paleo recipe for roasted butternut squash with smoked paprika and turmeric. Not only is it gluten-free but only takes…Read More

Easy Garlic Herb Butternut Squash | Paleo, gluten-free and vegan | a simple stove-top side dish for Thanksgiving

easy garlic herb butternut squash

This easy garlic and herb butternut squash recipe is an easy but crazy flavorful side dish to add to your menu. It is naturally vegan,…Read More

A close up of a baking dish filled with gluten free Thanksgiving stuffing with kale, quinoa and walnuts

gluten free quinoa stuffing

Here is an easy, healthy and Gluten-free Stuffing Recipe made with quinoa, kale and walnuts for a wheat-free twist on Thanksgiving stuffing. The flavors are…Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans and Italian Meringue | Gluten Free | Holiday | Kid Friendly | Vegetarian | Fall | Thanksgiving | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

healthy sweet potato casserole

This healthy sweet potato casserole with maple pecans and italian meringue is a makeover of the classic Thanksgiving side dish. Atop the orange-infused sweet potato…Read More