CHEAP and HEALTHY SNACKS and SIDE DISHES HERE !!!
Greatist HQ is pretty much packed with snackers (and healthy snacks!). Whether it's a simple rice cake with nut butter or toaster-roasted crunchy chickpeas, we take these healthy recipesto the kitchen every day, and we love 'em. Try some of our snack and side dish recipes at home with these recipes:SNACKS
Rosemary and Balsamic Baked Mushrooms
This simple side dish is perfect alongside a meaty main dish or roasted vegetables.
Healthier Lemon Artichoke Dip
This healthy dip couldn't get any easier. Combine in a blender or food processor, whiz it up, and get snacking!
This gluten-free and vegan treat tastes as cheesy as the real thing, without any of the dairy.
Eggplant Chips with Basil Yogurt Dip
Sick of the classic corn chips and salsa? Try these fresh eggplant chips with a super-cool Greek yogurt dip for a healthier alternative that’s sure to impress at any get together.
White Bean-Basil Hummus
This lighter take on classic hummus will be a staple on the picnic table all summer long. The secret? Fresh basil and white beans (in place of chickpeas). The best part? Eight ingredients and it’s on the table in five minutes or less.
Quinoa Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms
Need a last-minute party snack to ring in the new year? Try these simple stuffed mushrooms for a healthier take on the classic bite.
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Try this classic Mediterranean finger food for a unique appetizer, snack, or side dish.
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
These spicy roasted chickpeas are east to make an can be brought along anywhere. Plus, they require just four ingredients.
Greatist Energy Bites
These fun-to-make oat and sunflower seed butter bites are the perfect afternoon snack (or on-the-go breakfast).
30 Healthy Breakfast Snacks for Morning on the Run
Here are 30 of the best, healthier breakfast options that are also perfect when packed as mid-day snacks!
Satuéed Green beans with Peppers and Tomatoes
Try this simple, delicious vegetable side dish for your next fall meal.
Baked Fake Potato Wedges
Try this healthier substitute for classic potato wedges to satisfy those comfort food cravings this fall.
Healthier Onion Rings (Baked)
Enjoy these “fried” treats without the guilt of the classic recipe.
Need any easy winter-friendly veggie side dish? Look no further than this slightly sweet carrot dish!
Healthier Mashed “Potatoes”
Need an alternate for the classic white mashed potatoes? Try this inventive substitute for a healthier (and equally delicious) side dish.
Healthier Creamed Corn
Craving a creamy side dish but not keen on all the calories? Try this recipe that uses coconut milk to achieve a luscious texture without all the added fat.
Lentil and Feta Tabbouleh
With only one pot to clean, this is an easy, healthy, fresh, and flavorful dinner option.
Spicy Veggie Blend
Throw some spice on the dinner table! This veggie mixture makes the perfect quick side or main dish for any day of the week.
Cauliflower Leek Puree
What’s fluffy and white and absolutely delicious? Mashed cauliflower! This mashed potato-lookalike is just as delicious and much healthier. Plus, it packs so much flavor, there’s no gravy required.
Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter and Sage
Looking for the perfect side dish? Try these guilt-free Brussels sprouts for the perfect addition to any meaty meal.
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Fall Spices? In cranberry sauce? Count us IN! Try this twist on classic old cranberry this Thanksgiving.
Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, but all too often they’re just plain boring. These carrots are a refreshing change, and because they’re baked, nutrients won’t leach out into the cooking water.
Hearty Greens with Garlic
Take a chance and throw these garlicky greens on the table. They taste great and offer an extra-heavy dose of Antioxidants!
Kale and Butternut Squash Stuffing
Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, no Thanksgiving would be complete without this holiday staple. And this quick and easy recipe is full of unexpected veggies and can be made vegetarian-friendly.
Based on brown rice and topped with an egg, this quick 10-minute recipe makes the perfect quick meat-free weeknight dinner. After all, anything is better when it's topped with an egg!
Cranberry-Orange Sauce with Thyme
Swap out the jiggly canned stuff for this orange-and-honey sweetened version this Thanksgiving.
Basil Cranberry Sauce
Give thanks for cranberries this Thanksgiving! These tart little suckers pack some major punches when it comes to health benefits and disease prevention, so go ahead and scoop a second helping.
This recipe for ragout uses cherry tomatoes for an extra acid kick and flavor boost.
With just three ingredients and less than 20 minutes start-to-finish, this roasted asparagus recipe makes one simple, crowd-pleasing dish.
Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli
Don’t fear cauliflower’s bitter taste or unusual all-white (even after Labor Day) look. This superfood is rich in vitamin C and cancer-fighting compounds.
Ginger “Fried” Rice
Not only can ginger spice up the flavor of a recipe, it also packs a healthful punch of tummy-ache-fighting, sore-muscle-blasting, and potentially cancer-slowing compounds.
Egg (White) Drop Soup
Loaded with nutrients and vitamins, eggs are a nutritional powerhouse.
Black Bean Chili
Beans are high in fiber, low in fat, and easy on the wallet, which makes these versatile legumes the latest Greatist Superfood.
I'd rather eat a sandwich. Like, honestly, how am I even supposed to make all this stuff? Do you cook?