skip to Main Content

Recipes - Side Dishes

a salad topped with homemade vinaigrette
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Try this simple, healthy, four-ingredient dressing on your favorite salad.
baked cauliflower tots on a pan
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Do your kids beg for tater tots? Try this veggie version you can feel great about serving them.
a plate of apple nachos
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Try this fun and creative snack for an after school or post-dinner treat.
a plate of Sweet Potato Nachos
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Next time you're in need of a game-time or after-school snack, try this nutritious and delicious take on nachos.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
This dairy-free treat is full of healthy fats, and the mango-lime topping gives it a zesty flair.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
The veggie flavors really shine in this salad, which can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to eight hours before serving.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
This bright, savory salad will add a refreshing pop of color to your next potluck.
The Modern Potluck
By Kristin Donnelly
This gluten-free side dish can easily be made vegetarian — and the pretty presentation will make it a real crowd-pleaser.
green-bean-casserole
By Danielle Walker
A delicious dairy-free spin on a comforting holiday classic: Green-Bean Casserole .
fried brussels sprouts
By Danielle Walker
A smoky, savory side dish to round out your holiday menu.
faux potatoes
By Danielle Walker
This dairy-free dish boasts big flavor thanks to the roasted garlic.
two small crocs filled with butternut squash mac n' cheese
By The Life Time Foundation Team
This recipe makes a large batch you can freeze in individual portions to have a healthier version of mac and cheese ready to reheat in a pinch.
Kabocha Squash Mash
By Allen Lim, PhD
Any seasonal variety of squash, including pumpkin, will work with this simple recipe.
Warm German Potato Salad
By Allen Lim, PhD
People typically associate potato salads with summertime grilling, but a warm potato salad like this one belongs on the table with hearty meals in the fall and winter months, too.
Radicchio Slaw
By Allen Lim, PhD
This is a fresh, tart slaw that pairs well with rich chicken, beef, and pork. It’s also tasty on an omelet. The pickled green peppercorns and capers are readily available from Italian or Mediterranean markets, but you can add any salty pickled item that appeals to you.
Chili-Cheese-Muffins
By Elana Amsterdam
These quick muffins and a side of eggs make for a tasty and hearty breakfast.
Roasted-Squash-Curry-Tumeric
By Robyn Youkilis
This dense winter-squash dish is nourishing for your body and satisfying for your belly. Make it a part of your weekly cooking routine.
Spiced-Raw-Veggies
By Robyn Youkilis
Not only do many spices naturally boost your metabolism, they’re also delicious. These spice mixes will make you much more likely to opt for raw veggies when you’re looking for something to munch on in the afternoon.
By The Life Time Foundation Team
These bites are a great option for an after-school snack or game-time appetizer.
A dish of sautéed green beans
By Crystal June Maderia
This calcium-rich seaweed has a deep-green hue, long and wide leaves, a salty–sweet flavor, and a soft texture. Complement this sea vegetable with green beans, and top with tamari and sesame seeds for a nutritious side dish.
a bowl of guacamole
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Guacamole is the perfect dip, spread, or topping to use up your avocados whether they’re perfectly ripe or a little mushy.
Back To Top