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Find your new favorite healthy sides for burgers and hotdogs in this list of 26 amazing options. From slaws to fries, chips, sauces and toppings you're sure to find a few new favorites here!
Any time burgers and hot dogs are on the menu it's easy to just reach for french fries and dill pickles as sides - but why stop there, when there are so many other great, healthier, options out there?
Here I gathered the 26 best sides dishes from healthier fries and chips to slaws different ways, as well as some sauces and toppings.
These will all go great with any type of burgers you choose for your next cookout - regular beef burgers, veggie burgers, halloumi burgers, turkey burgers... as well as with a hot dog, other heavier sandwiches or a different protein main course.
All loaded with taste, all healthy or at least healthier - and of course, they are all pretty quick and easy sides to make. It's fast food, and good food!
Air Fryer Sweet Potatos with Cinnamon
These sweet potato wedges are a great option to fries - perfectly baked with a delicious touch of salt and cinnamon.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Crispy on the outside and smooth and baked on the inside - that's the best potato wedges you'll ever have. Healthy with just a tiny bit of oil, and a dash of salt for extra flavor.
Air Fryer Turnip Fries
These simple turnip fries are great when you're looking for a healthier alternative to fries. With a simple seasoning they're air fried for extra healthy points!
Japanese Sweet Potato Fries
Switch up the sweet potato fries by using Japanese sweet potatoes! Just as delicious, but sturdier and a bit sweeter than regular sweet potato fries.
Baked Zucchini Fries
Load up on veggies while having your fries with these zucchini fries. Coated with Panko breadcrumbs for a crispy treat.
Baked Carrot Fries
Make these carrot fries for a healthy side! Great on their own as well as with a dip.
Yuca fries are a fun exotic twist on fries. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside - just the way a good fry should be!
Air Fryer Beet Chips
Have your chips and your nutrients too with these deliciously crispy beet chips! Made in the air fryer for extra health points.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips
These sweet potato chips are sweet, salty and crispy. With just a little bit of oil and a delicious seasoning.
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Vegan Air Fryer Onion Rings
This list wouldn't be complete without a good onion ring recipe! This version is vegan and made in the air fryer with less oil, for a great helthier option.
Lemon Pepper Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower is great for making healthy, snackable sides and this version pairs perfectly with hotdogs and burgers!
Slaws & Salads
This quick slaw is made with cauliflower, carrots and red onions all mixed with a perfectly balanced mayonnaise dressing. It's a fun twist on a regular coleslaw and so delicious it will probably become your new standard slaw.
Spicy Cilantro Lime Summar Slaw
This "Summer Slaw" has a fun flavor profile with cilantro and a spicy kick. A great way to change things up!
A watermelon salsa is perfect to pair with anything barbecued, and this is almost like a fruit salad - the sweetness goes so well with both burgers and hotdogs.
Creamy Greek Cucumber Salad
This Greek cucumber salad is made with yogurt for a healthier twist, and super easy to make. A must for any barbecue!
Creamy Healthy Coleslaw
A quick coleslaw made with yogurt instead of mayo for a healthy choice. Loaded with flavor, and a touch of horseradish really makes it "pop"!
Jamaican Salad with Pineapple & Raisins
This Jamaican coleslaw is made without mayo and with pineapple and raisins, for a sweet & tangy side.
Elote - Mexican Street Corn
If you love corn on the cob but think they're annoying to eat (that's me) - don't worry, this Mexican is casserole Elote is the dish for you. All the great flavor, and none of the fuss.
Honey Mustard Coleslaw with Yogurt
This fun coleslaw is made healthier with yogurt instead of mayo, and has a delicious touch of honey and mustard. A great twist on a classic coleslaw, and so pretty to look at!
Sauces & Toppings
Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce
This barbecue sauce is quick and easy to make without any boiling. A little bit spicy & a little bit sweet - just as it should be!
Blue Cheese Sauce
This blue cheese sauce is the perfect cheesy sauce for any barbecue. Cool and flavor packed, it comes together quickly with a few simple steps.
Quick Pickled Red Onions
Pickled onions are great on top of burgers and hotdogs, and a sure way to elevate your meal. And just to top it off, they're so quick and easy to make!
Guacamole is a great way to tweak your burgers and hotdogs. It's my favorite quick and easy way to add a great burst of flavor!
Pickled cabbage is a great option for topping burgers and hotdogs - it adds flavor, nutrients and a great acidic pop that balances all those heavier flavors.
Ketchup is a must when serving burgers and hotdogs, but the storebolught kind has so much sugar & other weird stuff. Make it yourself instead, with this easy recipe!
More quick & easy side dishes
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