Side dishes

Watermelon Salad with FetaThe bold flavors of sweet watermelon, refreshing mint, and tangy lime pair so well together for a light summery meal. Easy to meal prep, all it takes is some washing and cutting of fruits, spinach, and cheese to prepare this fun main or side dish. It's one of our favorite picnic meals!
Crispy Smashed Dill PotatoesThe perfect side dish that's so simple to make, yet produces such mouth-watering flavor. Roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, and aromatic dill come together to create a dish that's loaded with fiber, B-vitamins, iron, and potassium.
Summer Bean + Corn Pasta SaladAs a vegetarian mama, beans are 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 a pasta salad. This summer 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.
Citrus Herb Quinoa SaladQuinoa is one of our favorite grains to meal prep because it's a great source of plant protein, is gluten free, high in fiber, and contains loads of vitamins. It's also super easy to meal prep + freeze! This meal combines healthy fats from creamy avocado, the aromatic fresh flavors of dill, salty feta, cool + crisp cucumbers, and sweet tomatoes in this wow-factor salad.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato FriesSweet potatoes are such a great side dish because they're rich in beta-carotene, Vitamin A, antioxidants, and fiber. Serving them as fries are a great way to get your kids (and picky significant other) interested in eating sweet potatoes. We used the air fryer that comes part of our toaster oven which decreases the amount of oil needed... so much healthier than deep frying!
Air Fryer Kale ChipsThese kale chips are a nutritious alternative to potato chips that my kids love eating AND making with me. It's a great snacktivity for kids to help with: they can tear the kale pieces up, give the kale a "bath", and then use the salad spinner to dry them off. Involving children in the food-making process sparks interest and encourages them to try new foods . Plus, they're SO DELICIOUS and take no time at all... THREE MINUTES TOTAL IN THE AIR FRYER!!