Healthy-Side-Dishes

Easy Healthy Side Dishes to make Every Dinner Better!

Seriously healthy side dishes are under rated. They make dinner meals so freaking good. These healthy side dishes will make your dinner better… epic even. Just look at the pictures, yes. DROOL WORTHY!

They go by our three recipe rules: quick, easy and delish. Serisouly we don’t got all day to spend in the kitchen, are we right or are we right?! 

We have a feeling you will love these healthy side dish recipes. And if you do, please let us know! We love to hear from you!

Our first side dish recipe is: Simple Spiced Baked Carrots.

Talk about YUM. We used cute little carrots but really you can do whatever. Just cut the carrots up if they are massive. Coz massive carrots will take way too long to bake (we all want the quick factor right?!).

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Spiced Baked Carrots
Serves 4
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
50 min
STUFF YOU NEED
  1. 1 kg (2 lb) carrots (chop them if they are too big)
  2. 1/2 lemon cut into wedges
  3. 1 tbs. macadamia oil
  4. 1 tbs. fresh dill chopped
  5. 1 tsp. cumin
  6. 1 tsp. turmeric
  7. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  8. salt and pepper
NOW WHAT
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl add the carrots, oil, spices and a little salt and pepper.
  3. Lay out the carrots onto the baking trays and pop them into the oven for about 40 minutes.
  4. Turn and cook for a further 10 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
  5. Top with dill. YUM!
Notes
  1. Merrymaker tip: Serve with feta cheese for extra delish factor!
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Second recipe is for fried brussel sprouts with bacon and garlic. Do we even need to say anything more? Brussels and bacon are the most epic of food combos. The perfect way to get your kiddies to eat brussel sprouts too!

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Brussel Sprouts with Garlic and Bacon
Serves 4
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
STUFF YOU NEED
  1. 500 g (1 lb.) brussel sprouts, cut in half, outer leaves chucked
  2. 4 rashers (slices) bacon chopped
  3. 3 shallots (scallions) sliced
  4. 1 clove garlic crushed
  5. 1 tbs. butter
  6. water
NOW WHAT
  1. In a large fry pan fry up the bacon on high heat. Once cooked take out of the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the butter to the pan (along with the delish bacon fat) and stir fry the brussel sprouts for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and shallots and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  4. Add the bacon back to the pan and fry for another minute or until everything is cooked to your liking.
Notes
  1. Merrymaker tip: Feel free to add other greens to this delish side dish! Broccoli seems like a great idea!
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 The third healthy side dish recipe is for Baked Parmesan Cauliflower  and this might just be our favourite! Seriously, it’s such a simple and easy peasy recipe but it makes dinner feel a little bit spesh. Who knows why and maybe we are just easily pleased. Oh well! 

Try it and let us know what you reckon! 

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Baked Parmesan Cauliflower
Serves 4
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
STUFF YOU NEED
  1. 1 cauliflower cut into florets
  2. 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (more if you want!)
  3. 1/4 cup crushed almonds
  4. 1 tbs. macadamia oil
  5. salt and pepper
NOW WHAT
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Lay the cauliflower onto the tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Turn and sprinkle with grated cheese and pop back into the oven for another 10 minutes.
  5. Once cooked to your liking top with crushed nuts!
  6. Oh... yeh... yum!
Merrymaker tip
  1. We think cumin would be a great addition to this delish side dish! AH YUM!
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 What is your favourite side dish? We’d love to know!

Always merrymaking,
Emma + Carla