Healthy Side Dish Recipes
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Healthy Side Dishes — 9 Quick and Easy Recipes

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Healthy Side Dishes — Recipes for those meals where you need something quick, easy, and with healthy ingredients.

Slightly Homemade Healthy Side Dishes

Why are side dishes so hard to come up with? And when you’re trying to eat healthier, finding HEALTHY side dishes is even harder!

Healthy Side Dishes

After scouring our recipe archives, I pulled together the healthiest side dish recipes we have, to store them all in one place. Because let’s face it. We need dinner meal plans that are quick, easy, and family approved. So rather than spending hours searching Pinterest or the blog, you can refer to this page to see 7 of our favorites!

Depending on your eating lifestyle or diet, some of these may not be for you! But… they’re they healthiest in comparison to other side dish recipes around here, so they’ve made the list!

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Mmmm, this may be my favorite healthy side dish on the planet. (Let’s just go ahead and insert that statement on every single one of the recipes on this page because I’m in no place to single out a favorite when I love food so much.)

Get the recipe HERE!

This was so easy, and GOOD! I don't even like broccoli that much! Healthy Side Dish Recipe

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

A quick tutorial on how to cook spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot in as little as 9 minutes! Then, you can add a little butter or oil and a few seasonings of your preference and you’ll have a healthy side dish for dinner!
Get the recipe HERE!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges

Lightly toss in some oil of your choice, layer on the seasoning, and bake. You may just want ixnay the dip that I suggested to go along with these!

Get the recipe HERE!

Holy cow these were so easy and had the right amount of flavor! Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges Recipe

Summer Side Salad

When I think of summer I think of fresh garden tomatoes and bright colored fruits! Some of my favorite summer ingredients are in this quick summer side salad recipe. Toss with dressing of your choice and it’s divine!

Get the recipe HERE!

Summer Side Salad

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

If you’re looking to get more healthy side dishes in to your kiddos, this is my favorite secret weapon!

Making sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot is SO easy and my boys LOVE them!
See how to cook them HERE!

Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Chopped Caprese Salad

Missing an ingredient for this caprese salad? No worries! There have been many times where I’ve made only tomato/avocado salad, or mozzarella/tomato salad.

Get the recipe HERE!

Chopped Caprese Salad Recipe

The BEST Guacamole

It’s the #1 recipe on the blog, with almost 500,000 people visiting in the last couple of years. This guacamole recipe is a favorite in our house, and an easy one to boot!

Get the recipe HERE!

This is always requested at my parties. The BEST Guacamole Recipe

Easy Homemade Salsa

Adding a bit of lemon and lime to a simple salsa seasoning packet (along with the tomato and onion that the packet requires) is SUPER easy! Feel free to add in your own seasonings and fresh herbs too to really make it your own. Using a packet can be a great jumpstart for ease! Serve your salsa with baked chips, or even with baked thin slices of zucchini or squash!

Get the recipe HERE!

Easy Homemade Chips and Salsa

The BEST Side Salad Recipe

It’s a salad that I’m asked to bring to every gathering that leaves everyone saying:

Jessica, why is this salad so good?!

Well the secret is a trick that my mother-in-law taught me, and I’ll never make a salad any other way again!

Get the recipe HERE!

Simple Secret to the Side Salad Recipe

Fabulously Fast Dinners Cookbook

Friends, it has always been a dream of mine to publish a cookbook. After years of blogging, and because of feedback from so many of you, I’m TICKLED to say that I’ve created my first cookbook and you can now get your hands on it!

Buy the Fabulously Fast Cookbook HERE

Fabulously Fast Dinners Cookbook

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