Looking for some delicious and healthy vegetable side dishes? This collection of amazing veggies sides will help you add flavorful vegetables to meals in way that is guaranteed to dazzle your tastebuds.
This is probably not a big surprise to anyone but….
Vegetables are healthy.
However, many of us don’t get enough of them into our bellies. By a long shot!
The recommended intake of vegetables for an adults is 2-3 cups daily. Yet, research shows that only 1 in 10 adults actually gets that amount into their belly each day. (source)
Why is that? Why don’t we eat more vegetables even we know that they are good for us?
Because many of feel kinda blah about veggies. We might find them boring, not enjoy their texture, and some might even say that vegetables downright gross. They feel like they have to choke down veggies or live off salads alone to get that important veggie daily intake in. But they don’t!
Veggies can be enjoyed in so many ways. I’ve made a whole career out of showing people how to effortlessly get vegetables in through our veggie-loaded recipes. You do not have to eat boring vegetables, people!
They can be delicious. And fun. And still be healthy for you.
If you aren’t ready to jump into all things veggie-loaded but are interested in getting more vegetables into your diet in a way that is delicious, here are 20+ healthy vegetable side dishes that will get those 2-3 cups in and make your tastebuds sing at the same time.
Healthy Vegetables Side Dishes: Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
- 1 pound carrots, cut into coins
- 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- black pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together oil, garlic, parsley, salt, thyme and pepper.
- Add cut carrots and potatoes to the bowl and toss a few times to coat.
- Spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Avoid crowding veggies if possible. Crowded veggies steam vs roast.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are fork tender. If your veggies are cut thicker, they may take closer to 40 minutes to roast.
- Remove from oven and enjoy warm. Let cool and store in fridge for up to 4 days.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!