19 Healthy Sides Dishes That Go With Any and Every Protein

What is life without rainbow veggie kabobs?!


We're officially over bland green beans, canned corn and frozen veggie blends. Here, it's all about our most delicious, good-for-you sides that pair perfectly with whatever protein you're cooking tonight (chicken, salmon, beef, you name it).

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Lemony Brussels Sprout Salad - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
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Nutty Green Beans and Asparagus with Bacon - Easter Side Dishes
Mike Garten
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rainbow veggie kabobs
Mike Garten
Rainbow Veggie Kabobs

Grilled vegetables taste unapologetically more flavorful than their steamed counterparts. String squash, mushrooms, tomatoes and broccoli onto a skewer before tossing on the grill (pan) for easier, even cooking.

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acorn squash recipes
Mike Garten
Spicy Acorn Squash with Feta
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wild rice with pepitas
Mike Garten
Wild Rice with Pepitas

Pro tip: Cook rice in chicken broth instead of water to make the grain taste instantly more flavorful.

Get the recipe for Wild Rice with Pepitas »

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Crispy Beet and Mozzarella Salad - Easter Dinner Ideas
Mike Garten
Crispy Beet and Mozzarella Salad
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Crispy Potatoes - Easter Side Dishes
Mike Garten
Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Caper Vinaigrette
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Mike Garten
Roasted Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts
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new world succotash
Kate Sears
New World Succotash
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crisp corn breadsticks
Kate Sears
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brussels sprouts with leeks and bacon
Kate Mathis
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double corn spoonbread
Kate Mathis
Double-Corn Spoonbread
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