Side dishes

Southwest Bean + Corn Pasta SaladAs a vegetarian mama, beans are often my go-to for a rich protein source. I find that they pair well with corn and come together for a full meal when combined into an avocado pasta salad with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. This dish works well as a main meal or side and can be meal prepped by cooking the pasta beforehand, in addition to chopping your veggies and roasting the corn. 🍱 Perfect for lunchboxes 🌱 Vegan ⏰ Great meal-prep meal
Citrus Honey Orange MuffinsIt’s pure magic when sweet golden honey combines with fresh citrusy orange and creates an explosion of caramelized goodness in muffin form. 💫 Grain-free and made with almond flour, these muffins are also perfect for Passover! We love baking these honey orange muffins because they’re perfect for little hands & lunchbox snacks, they’re a great vitamin C-rich meal prep breakfast food, and also because they’re oh so crave-worthy 🤤. (#sponsored) These sweet + springy muffins are made with organic orange juice from @unclemattsorganic. We love this family owned company because their products are truly clean label: certified glyphosate residue free, no toxic pesticides, no GMOs, and no preservatives. And did I mention their orange juice tastes so fresh + sweet? Sawyer goes through bottles and bottles (and bottles) 😂.
Chunky GuacamoleOur homemade guacamole is such a flavorful dip or appetizer, and is extremely kid-friendly! Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, and they contain high levels of healthy fats that keep you fuller in between meals (so that the kids won't come back 5 minutes later complaining they're still hungry!).
Homemade Blender HummusCreamy and protein-rich, our homemade hummus is made with simple ingredients and comes together in a blender making cleanup a cinch! With canned chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and spices, this easy dip will become your new favorite go-to snack!
Teriyaki Glazed Green BeansLooking for an easy weeknight side dish? Green beans are high in vitamin K, and they also contain a good amount of calcium. This dish has simple ingredients that come together to form a deliciously sweet sauce that's soy-free!
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash BakeDid you know that spaghetti squash is high in vitamins and antioxidants? This cheesy spaghetti squash casserole is extremely kid-friendly and has a similar creamy feel to mac n cheese but the noodles are replaced with a vegetable! If you want to give it a baked ziti feel, add some marinara sauce! A fun way to try a new vegetable with the kids.
Caprese Heart SkewersWith Valentine’s Day coming up, the candy snacks will be on overdrive, so I figured I’d make a holiday snack without all the sugars. Great for lunchboxes, holiday appetizers, or even an afternoon snack, these mozzarella, basil, and tomato skewers are easy to make and kid-friendly! If your kids aren’t into the flavors of basil, you can always substitute with spinach for a milder flavor!
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini RoundsLooking for an easy kid-friendly side dish? Made with just 3 simple ingredients, these zucchini crisps take minimal prep time and are a great way to get in those vitamins, potassium, and fiber... so load up!
Cauliflower Latkes (Pancakes)These cauliflower latkes are a great alternative to traditional Chanukah potato latkes! Loaded with fiber and B-vitamins from the cauliflower and high in protein from the chickpea crumbs, this is a lighter version of the classic that's also kid-friendly.
Autumn Stuffing (Vegetarian)This vegetarian, dairy free side dish is packed with fresh herbs and wholesome ingredients such as apples, butternut squash, and caramelized onions. A perfect accompaniment for your Thanksgiving meal, it’s so delicious that I’ve even served it as a main dish for the kids in the past!
Honey Glazed Butternut Squash with ApplesThis warm flavorful autumn side dish is a great addition to any weeknight meal or Thanksgiving dinner. Made with cinnamon roasted butternut squash, honey glazed apples, warm feta, and toasted pecans, this side dish is creamy, sweet, and addicting.
Sweet Potato Quinoa TotsInspired by @eatingbyelaine, we make this vegan and gluten-free kid friendly recipe weekly but add a bit of cinnamon + maple sweetness to it! With only 3 main ingredients (sweet potatoes, quinoa, and oats), Elaine’s recipe is a wonderful savory option but over here, we’re generally team sweet! 🍁