Top 10 Healthy Side Dish Recipes

By | February 24, 2014

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Adding a side dish to your main meal has many advantages. It fills your stomach and helps you avoid overeating, matches with the main course taste and gives a better look and decoration to your meal. But, is there any healthy side dish?

Top 10 Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Of course, there is. You should actually be able to add a healthy side dish to your main course each and every day. But, what are the recipes?

Top 10 Healthy Side Dish Recipes:

Luckily, I’ve been able to find so many healthy delicious side items from online sources. Here’s a quick list of top 10 healthy side dish recipes I have prepared from many customer reviews on

1. Sarah’s Applesauce:

Ready in about 30 minutes

Just a couple of peeled, cored, chopped and cooked apples, ground cinnamon and sugar and your side dish is almost ready.

2. Refried Beans Without the Refry:

Ready in about 8 hours

Well, cooking the pinto beans in a slow cooker may take a bit long, but you’ll only need to mash them later in a few minutes.

3. Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli:

Ready in about 25 minutes

This side dish is very simple, quick and healthy, since it contains only broccoli, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.

4. Boston Baked Beans:

Ready in about 5 hours

You see, preparing beans takes time because of soaking and simmering, but once they’re ready, you can prepare a nice side dish with the help of bacon and some flavors.

5. Pat’s Baked Beans:

Ready in about 90 minutes

You may need pinto beans, baked beans, northern beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans, bacon and onion. It could be a great side dish to barbecues.

6. Zucchini and Potato Bake:

Ready in about 75 minutes

This tasty, simple and healthy side dish just contains zucchini, potato and a few other ingredients and makes a nice side item to your barbecue.

7. Best Black Beans:

Ready in about 15 minutes

This easy and quick side dish only contains a couple of ingredients and can be served along Mexican and Cuban cuisine.

8. Quinoa Side Dish:

Ready in about 35 minutes

Quinoa is a protein-rich, Gluten-free crop, a much better alternative to rice that even cooks easier and faster. It makes a healthy side dish flavored with garlic, parsley, onion and thyme.

9. Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms:

Ready in about 25 minutes

Roasted veggies are always healthy and delicious. Just roast them with some nice flavors such as rosemary, pepper and salt and you’re good to go!

10. Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

Ready in about 75 minutes

Believe it or not, sweet potatoes are among healthy foods and are the main sources of vitamins. This crispy side dish is cooked with canola oil, taco seasoning, and cayenne pepper.

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What Are Your Top Healthy Side Dishes?

Do you add a side dish to your main meal? If yes, then what are your top favorite healthy side dishes? Drop a few lines below and let other people know about what you love!



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