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50+ Healthy Side Dishes for Sandwiches Best Recipes To Serve

by Heather

A sandwich is great on its own, but even better when paired with healthy sides. You’ll find 50+ healthy side dishes for sandwiches broken out by categories below, making it a great way to bring more variety to your favorite sandwich. Your taste buds will love all of these healthy options!

Healthy Side Dishes for Sandwiches

50+ Healthy Side Dish Recipes To Serve with Sandwiches

Whether you’re looking for a salad, soup, pasta dish, drink, or something crunchy to round out your sandwich into a complete meal, this article has you covered!

With a healthy slant, we’ll take your chipotle chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, Italian beef sandwiches, or whatever hearty sandwich you’re serving up to a whole new dining experience with versatile side dish recipes.

These sides go well with falafel wraps, healthy Mediterranean hummus wraps, or healthy chicken burgers too! They aren’t just for sandwiches.

This is your new go-to list when you need delicious side dishes to accompany any meal.

Tomato and Avocado Salad with Grilled Corn

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Salads

Delicious salads are not only the perfect match for an easy meal, but they also add so much nutrition and goodness!

You can have veggies in your sandwiches, but why not also load up your plate with extra color? Want a sweet salad? Dice up your favorite fruits and turn them into a fruit salad!

Or, try one of these 9 salads – they will not disappoint!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Potatoes

An easy side dish is a must! Below are recipes using potatoes, sweet potatoes, and even a veggie that’s pretending to be a potato – cauliflower! I won’t tell if you don’t. 🙂

5 easy delicious recipes to inspire your potato (and pretend potato!) sides.

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Vegetables

Sometimes the best sides are simple veggies.

Slicing up a cucumber, sweet pepper, or adding some leafy dark green vegetables and fresh herbs in a bowl with olive oil and balsamic vinegar can be a great choice.

When you want a vegetable side with some extra flavor, try one of these recipes!

They’re all healthy alternatives to things like onion rings and classic potato salad – more color and nourishment!

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Soups

The perfect side dish on a chilly day is delicious creamy soup!

Soup and a sandwich is such a classic combo, and any of these healthy soups will make your mealtime a little more special.

The great thing about these soup recipes is that they can be prepped in advance, making mealtime come together even quicker with a simple re-heat.

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Beans

When I think of summertime baked beans always come to mind.

Bean-based recipes go great with any main course, and work well with sammies!

Below are a few favorite bean recipes. You can simplify your bean addition even more by taking out the guesswork and simply opening up your favorite can of baked beans as well!

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Pasta

The next time you need a pasta side dish, try one of these!

They’re all great options to make in advance and are super delicious.

Some are served warm, some are served cold, so pick based on the season you are in.


Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Drinks

A refreshing healthy drink is a great accompaniment to any sandwich

Below are 2 favorite green juice recipes, and 2 fruity smoothie recipes with a sweet flavor.

Add one of these to your next meal!

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Dips for Vegetables

A classic side dish – dips!

Made with simple ingredients to keep it an easy recipe.

Dip sweet peppers, baby carrots, cucumber slices whatever fresh veggie you have on hand into one of these healthy dips!

Dips are a good option to keep on hand because they keep well in the fridge and add delicious flavor to any vegetable! Bonus – they can also be used as a spread on your sandwich.

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Crunchy

Sometimes a simple crispy texture like potato chips is all that you need.

Sure you can grab a bag of your favorite chips, or try these 2 crunchy healthy recipes for a homemade healthier slant!

vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

Healthy side dishes for sandwiches: Sweets

To round out your sandwich meal, add a healthy delicious treat.

From healthy ice cream, to cookies, to popsicles, to PB&J fat bombs, and a fruity dessert pie, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Easy to find ingredients

The great thing about these recipes is that you can easily find all the ingredients in a regular grocery store.

There is no having to run to specialty stores and making your life harder – we’re keeping things easy here because cooking should not be a stressor!

healthy side dish recipes to serve with sandwiches

What recipe will you make first?

What are some of your go-to easy sides to serve with hot sandwiches? Cold sandwiches? Tortilla wraps? Lettuce wraps? Burgers?

Need burger ideas too? Check out my 50+ healthy burger recipes!

If you try one of these recipes or if you have other worthy side dishes that you always make and serve with sammies, leave a comment below and tell us all about it!



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