My Top 5 Side Dishes~ (S)

Do you ever get bored with the same foods?  I know I can sometimes.  I wanted to share my top 5 favorite side dishes that I use with S meals at my house!  Here we go!

#1- Green Beans cooked in butter, minced garlic and bacon!!!  This sure brings green beans to a whole different level!  Salt and Pepper of course! I love seasoned salt in this recipe.


#2-  Don’t forget a beautiful salad.  I often eat a salad for my full meal with some added protein.  I am in LOVE with spinach.  It is so full of vitamins and good nutrients.  I keep a bunch of hard boiled eggs in my refrigerator so I can add some good, farm fresh protein to my meal at any time!  To keep it a nice Deep S, I add on some lovely olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.  YUM!!


#3-  Radishes!  There are moments when I’ve really wanted some red skinned potatoes!  I learned a cool trick that many of you already know about…use radishes!  If I am cooking a roast for dinner in beef stock all day, I add in a bag of radishes in the afternoon.  They take on the flavor of the roast just like potatoes do!  I didn’t believe it til I tried it!  I mash mine with my fork, add some butter, salt and pepper!


#4- Creamless Creamy Veggies- from the THM book on page 352!  I like to just use broccoli but, you can use whatever you like.  The book gives great instructions and suggestions.  This recipe in the book is a Fuel Pull at heart so you can make it an S or and E by adding ingredients to it.  I like to add some butter so mine becomes a nice S!

#5- Loaded Cauliflower Casserole-  Oh my.  This may be one of our favorite things to eat…PERIOD.


  • I cook a bag of cauliflower til tender
  • Drain well
  • Pour into a greased baking dish(9 by 9)
  • 4 Ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. of minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 pieces of bacon, crisped and diced (add it in)
  • 3 Tbs. of butter cut in little pieces

~Mix it all together and sprinkle a little more cheese on top!  350 for 30 minutes!  I’m telling you’s good!  I know there are many recipes out there for this type casserole.  I love eating this with a nice steak and a side salad!

So, I hope this gives you some ideas to add to your menu plans! I know I love getting ideas from you all too!  I’d love to hear one of your favorite S side dishes!

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11 thoughts on “My Top 5 Side Dishes~ (S)

  1. Pingback: Top 5 Favorite Fuel Pull Snacks! | Home With a Purpose

  2. oh hi, that cauliflower dish is delish. i used fresh, about half of a costco sized bag. i did NOT cook it first, just put it in the pan raw, because I don’t like mushy cauliflower. my husband really liked it too. thanks!

  3. Thank you for this post! Fantastic. One question: do you peel your radishes or just cut the ends? Thank you again 😉

    • I do not peel them..I just cut them. 🙂 I cut the ends off and cut them in half. You can leave them whole if they are small.

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