I absolutely adore an easy side dish, don’t you? A lot of the time my inspiration for what the main dish will be comes in an instant. The main dish is my strong suit, where my creativity lies, and then I think, “What will I serve with that, though?” and I get stuck. I forget that the side dish doesn’t also have to steal the show. You can serve something as simple as sauteed vegetables and still love every bite on your plate.
This post is more of a helpful suggestion than a recipe. I mean, it doesn’t take a classically trained chef to throw together some sauteed vegetables, but I wanted to post it all the same since I think we forget how delicious and satisfying a simple and healthy side dish can be.
Just look at all that color! Colorful veggies on my plate just instantly make me happy. And that’s what eating is about. You shouldn’t just eat to survive, you should eat to thrive! You can’t thrive if you don’t enjoy what you are eating, and by enjoy I mean with your eyes as well as your taste buds.
Don’t let the simpleness of this recipe fool you, these sauteed vegetables were absolutely delicious. It’s a step up from steaming that gives the vegetables a delightful sweetness and boost of flavor that you need when you are trying to eat healthily.
Healthy side dishes seem hard to come by, but I’ve got you covered. For some other great side dish recipes, check out Steamed Beats with Parsley Vinaigrette, Kale & Broccoli Coleslaw and Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower.
Give this a try and see how good you feel. What are some of your favorite healthy and easy side dishes? Tell me in the comments!