Side Dishes

Here you will find healthy side dishes featuring vegetables, whole grains, and legumes as the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
Some side dishes are so easy a recipe isn’t even needed. Look for seasonal fresh vegetables at the Farmers’ market or grocery store, or grow your own. Lightly steam or microwave them, or poach in just a few spoonfuls of vegetable broth or apple juice. Or saute in a little olive oil. Add herbs and spices, and voila!
Here are some side dish recipes you may enjoy, like Orange Cinnamon Acorn Squash Rings.

16 vegan side dishes for pasta with persimmon salad, kale salad, bean and broccoli rabe meatballs, and caponata

The 16 Best Vegan Side Dishes for Pasta

These 16 best vegan side dishes for pasta can help you make a complete lunch or dinner. Meal planning can feel different at first when adapting to a plant-based diet. These ideas for salads, high-protein sides, veggies, and bread will help you round out a pasta meal. Whether you’re having penne with marinara, linguini with …

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stuffed-peppers-with-butternut-squash-and-quinoa in a white baking dish topped with chopped parsley and basil leaves

Stuffed Peppers with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

These stuffed peppers with butternut squash, Great Northern Beans, and quinoa are a colorful and tasty meal for special events or every day. They are vegan and gluten-free. This is the perfect recipe for a distinctive main dish or side dish for a vegan holiday substitute for turkey, ham, etc. since they are delicious and …

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Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes mashed potatoes. acorn squash, leeks with cabbage, and sesame sweet potatoes

18 Favorite Vegan, Healthy Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

These Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes will give you lots of great choices for your table. The recipes are all vegan, and are healthy options with little, if any, saturated fat or added sugars. This is a great way to balance out more energy-dense foods you may be enjoying, like my favorite – desserts – or …

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2 halves of baked spaghetti squash with black pepper on baking sheet next to kale

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash with 3 Recipes

Have you ever had spaghetti squash? It’s a terrific vegetable to try! I received this giant one in a mystery produce box from a produce rescue delivery service. It’s easy to roast and enjoy its stringy goodness. Nutrients in Spaghetti Squash People like to use this spaghetti squash place of pasta, like “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) …

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lentil and walnut stuffed zucchini cups on red plate

Tasty Lentil and Walnut Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Try this vegan stuffed zucchini appetizer for a new way to enjoy zucchini. They would be terrific for Thanksgiving or any fall or winter holiday. Savory and hot: your guests will be impressed with these tasty nibbles! For this recipe, I was inspired by the recipe by Sarah Pflugradt MS, RDN, LDN for Middle Eastern …

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