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Easy/Cheap/HEALTHY sides... ♥Heather Due January 11; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89228 posts
28th Jan '13

Im about to write up a meal plan. I plan on doing mostly chicken, with maybe some turkey or beef...But I need some simple, healthy, not too expensive side dishes

I could do chicken breasts with steamed broccoli (or another steamed veggi) every night, but that gets boring...

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65030 posts
28th Jan '13

Salad, wild rice, wheat pasta, sauteed veggies.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
28th Jan '13

i like green beans with almonds. saute garlic and olive oil in a pan with some sliced or slivered almonds. toss in the green beans and let it all cook around for a few minutes on the stove. salt and pepper. it's easy and tasty and not too bad for you.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22037 posts
28th Jan '13

roasted asparagus topped with lemon juice
grilled squash
brown rice
grilled corn

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
28th Jan '13

Brown rice, pretty much any fresh veggie steamed (I love broccoli with a bit of lemon juice and garlic salt), spinach salads.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
28th Jan '13

I try to make sides that my kids will eat because they don't usually like to eat the meal I make.




Broccoli and cheese
home made french fries (baked)
mashed potatoes
fried rice
Beans and pork.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
28th Jan '13

Spaghetti squash instead of pasta and make a "pasta" salad.



Mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes.



Saut

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
28th Jan '13

Broccoli and cheese.
Cauliflower and cheese
green beans.
Spinach, cooked or salads.
Zucchini and yellow squash.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" Spaghetti squash instead of pasta and make a "pasta" salad. Mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. ... [snip!] ... Wheat pasta with pesto sauce Sooooo many options and my son LOVES spaghetti squash so I have learned to make it SO many ways"


i have yet to try spaghetti squash, but i've heard it's delicious! can you get it all year round?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
28th Jan '13

Fresh broccoli tossed with minced garlic and olive oil and roasted

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Fresh broccoli tossed with minced garlic and olive oil and roasted"


I love roasted broccoli! Have you ever tried roasting it with a bit of balsamic vinegar? It's really good.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
28th Jan '13

ohh roasted carrots are spectacular too! they come out soooo sweet. you cut them in half, toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then put them on baking sheet and sprinkle them with some fresh thyme. i forget the oven temp and time, but they come out so good!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting misanthrope:" I love roasted broccoli! Have you ever tried roasting it with a bit of balsamic vinegar? It's really good."


No I haven't. I can't have it even though I love it :( It'll put me in the hospital :(

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" i have yet to try spaghetti squash, but i've heard it's delicious! can you get it all year round?"</blockquote>



I can, but my SIL can't. Guess it depends on your area.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" No I haven't. I can't have it even though I love it :( It'll put me in the hospital :("


Oh no :( Is it all vinegars or just balsamic?