9 Savory and Delicious Ways To Eat More Vegetables

Cyd Converse

I'm an avid vegetable lover and I'm grateful that my family loves veggies, too. My little one is even always asking for cucumbers, celery or carrots in her lunches.

We love adding pickled red onions to salads, smothered burritos and egg sandwiches. No Sunday dinner is complete without a crunchy green salad.

Basically, more is more when it comes to vegetables in our house, which is why I am always looking for unique vegetable side dishes to try out on my family.

If you're looking to eat more vegetables or just want to switch up your usual side dish game, check out these savory and delicious recipes and give them a try!

1. Greek Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans Recipe

Our Greek roasted potatoes and green beans are loaded with lemon, mint, and feta making an incredibly flavorful side dish. These potatoes are delicious and pair wonderfully with grilled chicken, your favorite burger recipe or a nice piece of marinated salmon. Scout's honor, your family will love these potatoes!

2. Easy Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe

Our easy air fryer broccoli recipe is a total home run for a reason - it's crisp, perfectly seasoned and way better than the mushy broccoli your kids probably hate. Load it up with fresh lemon, red pepper flakes and grated parmesan or add whatever other toppings you love - and it takes just minutes to make!

3. Garlic Butter Baked Mushrooms Recipe

Introducing your new favorite way to make mushrooms – garlic butter baked mushrooms! I swear, these are impossible not to eat right out of the baking dish. These mushrooms make an easy appetizer or a side dish you can throw together in minutes. The sauce is delicious, especially mopped up with crusty bread!

4. Roasted Cabbage Wedges Recipe

Our roasted cabbage wedges with lemon and feta cheese are pure veggie heaven! You can also make these cabbage wedges on the grill to accompany steak, burgers or pork loin. The cabbage develops the most delicious golden caramelized edges when roasted, which os incredible with lemon and feta.

5. Kung Pao Cauliflower Recipe

Looking for a tasty bite with some spice? Tickle your taste buds with this sweet, sour and spicy Kung Pao cauliflower recipe. You can make this Kung Pao cauliflower with a few basic pantry items and some key Asian ingredients. Basics you will need are garlic, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, corn starch and vinegar.

6. Roasted Tahini Maple Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Our roasted tahini maple sweet potatoes recipe makes the perfect side dish when you're cooking up a roasted chicken. They can also shine as the star of your entire meal! Just add some warm grains and a light dressing. The tahini maple glaze is salty, sweet, buttery and wonderfully complements the natural earthiness of the potatoes.

7. Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe

These zucchini tater tots are a great way to sneak extra veggies into your diet and they're so simple to make! The kids will even love helping you make them. Made with mashed potatoes, you don't even need eggs as a binding agent here making these tots egg free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan - you name it! Perfect for families with allergies.

8. Cranberry Pecan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Make the most of seasonal produce this year and try these cranberry pecan roasted Brussels sprouts. They turn out crispy and tender and are full of flavor - the perfect side dish! They also taste amazing in dishes such as risotto, served with roast chicken or thick steaks, and might just convince your kids they love Brussels sprouts.

9. Parsnip Fries Recipe

Our parsnip fries are a uniquely delicious alternative to fries. They're sweet, spicy, and totally memorable! Fresh, crisp parsnips are sliced and tossed with honey, rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper before roasting and serving. If you've never had parsnips, give them a try this way. The flavor combination is killer.

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