A broad assortment of delicious healthy vegan side dishes that are perfect for dinner with the family, potlucks, holidays, and parties.
Healthy side dishes can be way more than just a garden salad or bowl of fruit. Let me convince you how amazing and creative dinner sides can be with this list of some of my favorites.
Creative vegetable sides
To entice your family to try some new dishes that might be out of their comfort zone, make sure they are popping with beautiful color because we all eat with our eyes before the food ever reaches our mouth.
Whether you are trying to eat vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, or just plain healthier, you’re going to find some new favorites with these colorful healthy side dishes even for the most reluctant eaters.
Potato chips CAN be healthy! This wonderful little potato chip maker comes with a potato slicer and costs less than $10. I never would have believed it, until I tried it for myself. It's true! We eat delicious, oil-free chips on our healthy diet all the time, and it only takes about 7-8 minutes in the microwave!
If you love carrot/veggie dogs and burgers but miss topping them with chili, I think you're about to do a happy-dance! This quick Chili Vegan Recipe is simmered with spices and onions and can be made in minutes. Links to Vegan Chili Cheese Fries and Black Bean Burgers also included.
This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time of the year. It’s made with whole food plant-based ingredients and sweetened perfectly with pure maple syrup or date paste.
An acorn squash's natural shape is perfect for adding stuffing. This delicious vegan roasted and stuffed acorn squash recipe is packed with beta carotene and fiber, and makes a beautiful table display!
The vibrantly beautiful and nutritious Okinawan sweet potato is loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, and health-promoting fiber. It is touted as one of the reasons Okinawans are living active disease-free lives past the age of 100.
Greens and beans! They are an excellent source of calcium and trump anything that cow's milk could provide. This fresh kale salad is a terrific way to add more calcium to your diet and enjoy every bite! Recipe from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
This raw vegan broccoli salad is so creamy and light, even broccoli haters will like it. Broccoli slaw salad lovers will never realize it has a fraction of the fat and calories of the traditional recipe they are used to.
Bursting with savory flavor, this classic holiday dish will be a hit any time of the year. Vegan green bean casserole is loaded with wholesome ingredients and so delicious that even the kids will eat it.
Hands down, this is the best vegan potato recipe you'll ever try. These loaded potatoes are the perfect snack or appetizer for family and social gatherings or game day. Not only do they make a beautiful display, but they also taste AMAZING!
I've been making cornbread for decades because I grew up in the Carolinas where cornbread is a staple and necessity. This easy vegan cornbread is my favorite healthy cornbread because it's golden crispy on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside.
These collard green wraps offer a fresh, healthy main dish or appetizer that is bursting with vibrant color and loads of nutrition. The creamy peanut sauce can be made with peanut butter or PB2 for a lower-fat option. It's time to eat a healthy rainbow of color! Checkout our cooking demo video showing how to prepare and roll collard wraps.