Try these 28 fresh, fuss-free sides to complement any fast weeknight meal.
Every entrée deserves a tasty side, and different meals call for different flavors and textures. So forget the same old time-consuming sides. We whipped up 28 fast and delicious matches for main meals that will complete your dinner in a hurry.
For our first side, everyone's favorite springtime veggie gets a massive flavor boost via a sublime dill vinaigrette glaze.
Although often associated with empty carbs and loads of calories, mashed potatoes can show a lighter side. This cheesy variation clocks in at only 192 calories per serving, so feel free to indulge.
Your favorite comfort food gets a face-lift when you substitute sweet potatoes for conventional potatoes. Antioxidant-rich ginger adds nutritious benefits and sweet flavor.
Hearts of romaine pack this family-friendly salad with tons of nutrients, including vitamins B1 and C, potassium, copper, iron, and folate. Some experts swear the lettuce prevents or alleviates many common health complaints, so feel free to eat this low-calorie food often.
A homemade vinaigrette tops this classic side that is high in flavor but low on calories. Pre-packaged salad takes this dish from the kitchen and to the table in five minutes.
Two teaspoons of wasabi powder, found near the soy sauce in your local grocery store, adds the right amount of spice and makes these steamed snap peas a delight to eat.
The sweet blend of soy sauce, sake, sugar, and ginger in teriyaki sauce gives your Brussels sprouts a crisp tang. Bake this three-ingredient dish for 12 to 15 minutes, and you're ready to eat.