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15 Minute Healthy Side Dish Recipes

March 6, 2015

So you’ve got the main course, but what the heck do you eat on the side? Instead of slaving away in the kitchen or resorting to unhealthy packaged products try one of these 15 minute healthy side dish recipes!

In my dream world, all meals could be cooked in one pot in under 15 minutes but unless air qualifies as dinner, that isn’t happening anytime soon.

15 Minute Healthy Side Dish Recipes for a quick and easy  weeknight dinner or a fancy weekend party!When it comes to dinner, the sides are always the kicker. You can get your main meal on but then trying to pack in your carbs and greens ends up taking FOREVER. There are times when one-pot madness makes sense, but in my home stuffed chicken and baked salmon always calls for a healthy side. And preferably ones that don’t take up much room in the oven.

Lately I’ve found myself eating the same thing with every meal: sweet potato and kale salad. Don’t get me wrong, I love both of these foods but it’s nice to change it up every now and then. However, I have no intention of slaving away in the kitchen. So I dug into the archives and reached out to some of my blogging buds for some inspiration.

I’ve pulled together over 20 15 minute healthy side dish recipes that are packed full of nutrition, taste awesome and are super duper easy. I hope these inspired you to step out of your cooking zone and make some magic in the kitchen. Enjoy!

15 Minute Healthy Side Dish Recipes

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette from Sarah’s Cucina Bella

Cauliflower Rice from Tasting Page

Cauliflower Tabbouleh from The Healthy Maven

Charred Green Beans with Garlic and Pomegranate Seeds - a delicious side dish ready in 10 minutes! with the roasted flavour of the green beans and the sweetness of the pomegranate seeds! Charred Green Beans with Garlic and Pomegranate Seeds from The Healthy Maven

Coconut Pineapple Rice from Home Cooking Memories

Easy Cheesy Zucchini from Give Recipe

garlicky-kale2Garlicky Kale from Eating Bird Food

Grilled Asian Green Beans from Tasty Yummies

Grilled Pineapple Salad from The View from the Great Island

Grilled Sesame Ginger Bok Choy- An easy and healthy side dish for the grill! // thehealthymaven.comGrilled Sesame Ginger Bok Choy from The Healthy Maven

Kale Salad with Green Olives, Toasted Nuts and Feta Cheese from The Lemon Bowl

Lemon Basil Bean Salad from Edible Perspective

lemon-ginger-asparagus-with-toasted-almondsLemon Ginger Asparagus with Toasted Almonds from The Healthy Maven

Maple Roasted Parsnip Fries from Bakeaholic Mama

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad from The Hummusapien

broccoli-salad4Orange Sesame Broccoli Salad from Fit Foodie Finds

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts from The Cookie Rookie

Pico de Gallo from Flavor Mosaic

Salt and Vinegar Brussels Sprout Chips for a salty and crunchy snack recipe made entirely with healthy ingredients including brussels sprouts, apple cider vinegar and sea salt!Salt and Vinegar Brussels Sprout Chips from The Healthy Maven

Sautéed Corn with Tomatoes Feta and Basil from Spoonful of Flavor

Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apples and Bacon from The Roasted Root

Spicy Peanut Slaw // thehealthymaven.comSpicy Peanut Slaw from The Healthy Maven

Sweet Potato Mash with Curry from Food Faith Fitness

Swiss Chard Saute from Farm Fresh Feasts

Anyone else struggle with side dishes? What are your go-to easy side dish recipes? Feel free to leave some links in the comments!

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