I have a tendency to focus on the main dish and forget the sides. Until we’re nearly ready to sit down. And then it’s time to quick thrown some veggies in a pan to steam or pull together a salad.
This is a post I wrote last year with side dish ideas that go beyond steamed veggies.
These are all easy ideas though. Some have a simple recipe. Others don’t require a recipe at all.
All of them will help round out your weeknight meals, but still keep it fast.
Think simple for sides. Here are a few other ideas that work well:
- Raw veggies – carrots, celery, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers etc.
- Fruit (especially good with breakfast for dinner meals)
- Cheese slices (with soup)
- Popcorn – healthier than chips, but great with sandwiches