Your New Veggie Sidekicks – Two Super Easy Veggie Side Dish Recipes

These are your new side dish friends! Super quick to make, they pack tons of flavour, a big boost of nutrients and fiber (nature’s detox!). What makes them a great side-kick? They won’t compete with the main dish – they just ease right in! Plus, you can make them each in five minutes flat!! I’ll show you how…

Steam&Freeze

Today I have two recipes for you!

The Lemon Garlic Bean

Let’s steam these green beans! Steaming is such an easy and healthy way to cook veggies.  The trick is to not over-steam them and to add a beautiful dressing. I’ve got you covered! These Lemony-Garlic Green Beans are the perfect side-kick to most any meal, though they’re so good, you may find yourself munching on them on their own!

Ingredients:

  • French Beans
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Clean your lemon and beans using my Fruit & Veggie Wash recipe
  2. Set your beans to steam for 3 minutes. Check them, they should be tender, but still have a bite to them.
  3. While your beans are steaming make your dressing.
  4. Mix together: grated peel from one whole lemon, the juice of half a lemon, oil, crushed garlic and salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Pour the dressing over your beans.

The No-Fuss Stir-Fry

If you’re rushed or just not in a cooking mood – then this side-kick is your best friend! It’s no-fuss, no-prep, straight to business! We’re using frozen veg, which I think every freezer should always contain! Frozen veg is actually incredibly healthy. Picked fresh then quickly frozen – they can retain more vitamins and nutrients than vegetables that have sat and traveled around the world before reaching your plate. Cashew nuts add a nice crunch to the dish, a little something extra and a bit of protein to boot!

Ingredients: 

  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut or sesame oil
  • 1 cup frozen veg (shown here is a stir-fry vegetable variety)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat up your oil in a pan
  2. Add the veggies in straight from the freezer
  3. Cook down and add your nuts
  4. Add the tamari or soy sauce – or your flavouring of choice
  5. Continue cooking until the veggies have just thoroughly cooked. Sprinkle hot chili flakes if you like it a little spicy!

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