Tasty, Refreshing & Healthy Side Dish Ideas To Consider

Side dishes truly make a meal, am I right? As a parent, and someone watching their weight, I want to make sure that I provide my family with tasty and healthy side dishes to accompany our meals. So today we are sharing some of our favorite ideas with you!


This is the perfect side dish if you are going to be enjoying a dish during the summer months. It is a healthy and light side dish, which is bursting with flavor. It is also one of the most popular side dishes when it comes to fish dishes. 

The salad is low in calories but it is high in terms of flavor. You will need to combine a few wedged or sliced oranges – both orange and red varieties – with some avocado, pomegranate seeds, and pink grapefruit, with a drizzle of honey dressing. This is one of the easiest yet most flavorsome side dishes you are going to come across. 


What we love about this side dish is that it is so flexible and versatile. You can create vegetable skewers using any of the vegetables you have in your home. If you use a service like No Evil Foods, you can pair this plant-based dish with ease.

Some of the best vegetables for creating skewers include zucchini, red onion, and green, yellow, and red bell peppers. However, feel free to play around with different vegetables. You will also want to finish off with a sprinkling of a herb of your choice. This is a side dish that you really can’t fail with.


Brussel sprouts have a git of a marmite reputation; you either love them or you hate them! If you fall into the former category, you will definitely want to give this side dish a try. 

You can give your dish a bit of restaurant flare with this option. You have got to get the sprouts crispy to ensure that they are cooked to perfection. This is why it is good to roast them and add some flavoring to the mix. The choice is up to you. Some people like to add plenty of garlic and some bacon lardons. You can opt for an Asian mix, spicy seasoning, BBQ flavors… the choice is yours! 


Last but not least, we’re going to Asia for some inspiration! This is great for fish like tuna steaks, as they go really well with Asian flavors, so a bit of stir-fry vegetables with an Asian sauce is going to go down a treat.

Some of the ingredients that you will need to create the perfect Asian sauce include sugar, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil. You can also buy the premade sauces if you don’t want to make your own from scratch, yet they’re not that difficult!

You can also get some Asian vegetables to add to the mix; from water chestnuts to pak choi. You’re bound to find a selection you enjoy!

So there you have it: some of the best side dishes. We hope you have found some delicious suggestions that appeal to you from the sides that have been mentioned above!

Have a Great Week!

Love and Blessings

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Kim is the CEO of Life in a House, proud mother to two great sons, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. She loves spur-of-the-moment road trips and weekend getaways to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. She has been blogging for over 17 years and focuses on family, home, and lifestyle topics. She loves hosting giveaways and putting together great gift guides for likeminded grands looking to spoil their grandkids. Her dream is to retire to a little cottage on the beach and spend her days collecting shells with her granddaughters.
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