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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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?