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Healthy Side Dish Ideas

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
hummus is a healthy side dish

Fries are without a doubt a favorite side dish for people of all ages and goes well with all kinds of meat dishes and fish. But as delicious as they are, they are included in the list of the most unhealthy foods.

For this reason, in the following article we will offer you some side dish ideas that are not only as tasty as French fries, but also healthy.

Cold salads from fresh vegetables or fruit

Everything seasonal is most useful and healthy. Whether you make a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, etc., it doesn't matter at all. If you don't add unhealthy sauces like mayonnaise to it, you'll have a wonderful salad that also serves perfectly as a healthy side dish.

A warm side dish of grilled or steamed vegetables

With the exception of some vegetables, which are usually only eaten cold (like cucumbers, for example), you can freely let your imagination run wild.

grilled vegetables are a healthy side dish

Stewed peas, carrots, corn, broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, etc. would make an extremely healthy side dish, especially if you don't add any butter to them. Zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant and other vegetables turn out great on the grill. Let's not forget the sliced onion, which is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics.

Quinoa, spelt, chia or buckwheat salads/side dishes

While these plants may still sound too new to you, if you do a little digging around the internet, you'll find that they've been used for culinary purposes for centuries. Searching the internet for specific recipes, you will also learn about the huge benefits they have for human health and what we will share is that there is still no evidence that they have become another GMO product, such as wheat and corn.


As we know, hummus is made from chickpeas, which contain many valuable minerals, vitamins and fiber. Apart from the classic way, however, you can also prepare hummus with avocado, roasted red peppers or even peas. Chickpeas are not recommended for consumption only by people suffering from gout because they contain a lot of purines that cause an increase in uric acid.


Mmmm, can you remember the aroma of pan-grilled asparagus wrapped in bacon? As long as the asparagus is real and the bacon is real meat, this would make a wonderful healthy side dish to almost any main dish. Here again we will add that, like chickpeas, asparagus is also rich in purines.

See also some ideas for:

- carrot side dish;

- broccoli side dish.