X 
*Sale Happening Now! Simply Log in to Save 25%! --OR-- Save 20% with code SEPTEMBER*Retail only, nuts collection excluded, while supplies last.
*Sale Happening Now! Simply Log in to Save 25%! --OR-- Save 20% with code SEPTEMBER*Retail only, nuts collection excluded, while supplies last.

Discount applied at checkout.

10 Real Food Side Dishes To Accompany Any Meal

Do you ever find yourself in a rut when cooking dinner? Sometimes I find it difficult to come up with easy side sides to go along with my protein. No one just wants to be served a piece of chicken for dinner. Side dishes are great for adding in a boost of veggies and flavor to your meal. It's always good to have some go-to side dishes in your repertoire that can easily pair with any protein for a complete meal. Get inspired by these 10 real food side dishes that work with so many different proteins. There are so many options for different dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, Paleo, low carb, Keto, grain-free, dairy-free and vegan, so there truly is a side dish here for everyone!

10 Real Food Side Dishes to Accompany Any Meal

From roasted green beans with pecans to easy sweet potato salad, here are 10 Real Food Side Dishes to Accompany Any Meal. Whether you need a delicious side to feed your family on a weeknight or you're entertaining guests on the weekend, you'll love these real food recipes.

Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms {Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan}

These Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms are a perfect pair for any meal. They're gluten-free, low carb, paleo, and vegan, so everyone can enjoy this tasty side dish. The mushrooms are cooked in Wildly Organic Centrifuge Extracted Coconut Oil and flavored with garlic for a flavorful bite. These mushrooms truly can be paired with any protein!

Zesty Creamy Baked Carrots {Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Option}

Top-down photo of a round casserole dish with zesty creamy baked carrots. Zesty Creamy Baked Carrots are a great side for easy weeknight meals and for entertaining. This dish gets it’s creaminess from Wildly Organic Mayonnaise, but has a delicious flavor from the horseradish! With a beautiful golden topping made from Wildly Organic Almond Flour, this baked carrot side dish is grain free, gluten free and easily made dairy free.

Wild Rice and Pecan Salad {Gluten-Free with Dairy-Free and Vegan Options}

Wild Rice and Pecan Salad | This wild rice and pecan salad is a perfect side dish, but can also become a main by topping with protein such as roast beef or cooked chicken or turkey. While the wild rice does take a while to cook, the rest of the salad comes together very quickly. Bring this dish to a potluck or even make it ahead for easy weeknight dinners! This is gluten-free, vegetarian, real food. Looking for a side dish that is sure to impress? Then this Wild Rice and Pecan Salad is just what you need! This wild rice salad has so much texture from the Wildly Organic Pecans, red onion, celery, carrots, and Wildly Organic Goji Berries. Plus, it's just so colorful! This is a great make ahead side dish that can be eaten throughout the week, too.

Cheesy Herbed Cauliflower Rice {Low Carb, Keto, Grain-Free}

Photo of Cheesy Herbed Cauliflower Rice in a cast iron skillet with cheese, a cutting board, knife, and grater in the background. If you're trying to eat a low carb or keto diet, this Cheesy Herbed Cauliflower Rice is a must make side dish! Who doesn't love a good cheesy side? This one uses cauliflower instead of rice for a grain-free dish that is great for family dinners. The cauliflower rice is cooked in Wildly Organic Red Palm Oil which gives it a rich flavor and golden yellow color. And guess what? Wildly Organic Red Palm Oil is sustainably sourced!

Broccoli Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette {Gluten-Free, Keto-Friendly, Paleo}

Top-down photo of a blue bowl filled with broccoli slaw with a citrus vinaigrette with an orange and spring onion on top. If you're looking for a light side dish, try this Broccoli Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette. It's bright and fresh, with ingredients such as broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and spring onions. It's so colorful, too! Topped with Wildly Organic Pumpkin Seeds and topped with a citrus vinaigrette, you can't go wrong with this easy side dish made with wholesome ingredients!

Paleo Sweet Potato Salad With A Tangy Garlic Vinaigrette

Who doesn't love a good potato salad? Normally we are accustomed to eating a potato salad filled with white potatoes and mayonnaise. However, this Paleo Sweet Potato Salad With A Tangy Garlic Vinaigrette is a bit lighter with its vinaigrette dressing. Made with Wildly Organic Olive Oil, Wildly Organic Coconut Vinegar, and spices such as Wildly Organic Ground Cumin, this potato salad is a refreshing update on a classic. Plus, it's great for using up leftover sweet potatoes, too!

Roasted Green Beans with Pecans {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Photo of roasted green beans with pecans on a serving dish. Roasted Green Beans with Pecans pair so well with various proteins, from chicken to seafood to tofu, and are a welcome addition to any table. These roasted green beans are so simple to make but pack in the flavor. They're really adaptable too depending on your preferences and what ingredients you have on hand. We absolutely love them topped with Wildly Organic Pecans for a crunchy texture!

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Red Peppers {Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb}

Photo of a bowl of salad in the foreground with salad dressing in the background. A green salad is always a welcome accompaniment to any meal. But this Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Red Peppers isn't any old salad. It’s so colorful, it’s truly as beautiful as it is delicious! This salad is topped with a homemade lemon dressing made with ingredients like high-quality Wildly Organic Olive Oil, dijon mustard and fresh lemon juice. Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, radishes, spring greens, and Wildly Organic Pistachios top this colorful salad that is so flavorful!

One-Pot Southwestern Beans & Rice

Rice and beans are a classic side dish, and made even easier in this One-Pot Southwestern Beans & Rice recipe. This easy side dish has a secret ingredient though... Wildly Organic Coconut Butter! Did you know you can use coconut butter in savory dishes? It truly shines in this southwestern beans and rice recipe. Perfect for busy nights, this dish takes boring beans and rice punches them up with a southwestern twist.

Candied Brussels Sprouts {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}

Photo of a bowl of candied brussels sprouts. If you grew up eating brussels sprouts and thought you didn't like them think again! These Candied Brussels Sprouts will change your mind! These brussels sprouts are candied with Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup for a side dish that is slightly sweet and perfectly crispy! Top them with Wildly Organic Pecans for a little brunch in every bite!

Which of these 10 Real Food Side Dishes To Accompany Any Meal will you try first?

Previous article Trail Mix Frozen Yogurt Bark {Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugars}
Next article Lemon Basil Cashew Butter Salad Dressing {Dairy-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free}
Subscribe to our emails to get
a 10% discount via email! Please allow up to 24 hours for the email to arrive in your inbox. If you don't see it within a few minutes, please check your junk/spam folders.
Incoming From
Avatar

Megan a gluten-free food blogger from Chicago who blogs at A Dash of Megnut. Diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2013, she creates quick and easy gluten-free and other allergy-friendly recipes that everyone will love, whether they have food allergies or not. You can find her recipes over at A Dash of Megnut.