Hot dogs are delicious food for barbecues or lunch. Regardless of how you enjoy it, there are many different yummy sides to eat alongside a hot dog! This list has salads, smoked vegetables, fruit, and more! Take a look at some of the best healthy sides for hot dogs to eat any day of the week.
Healthy Sides for Hot Dogs
Below are numerous healthy sides for hot dogs that children and adults will enjoy.
There are many ways to enjoy a refreshing salad, from pasta to greens. Take your hot dog to the next level with one of these tasty salads.
There's just something about KFC's coleslaw; many prefer it over any other side at this famous restaurant. Try this copycat recipe to replicate the same refreshing flavor at home.
Grab a cucumber, onion, and a few ingredients you most likely have on hand for a rejuvenating side to serve alongside your hot dog.
As most backyard barbecues can confess, there's just something about a tasty potato salad! This healthy new potato salad will have you saying more, please.
4. Potato Salad
Manyoise, mustard, potatoes, and more, this recipe has the classic taste and feel of potato salad. A perfect complement to your hot dogs!
Crunchy and refreshing, this black bean salad is both healthy and delicious. With simple vegetables, beans, and seasonings, you can have a mouthwatering salad on the table in one hour.
The cheese tortillini and peppers step up their game in this yummy antipasto salad. Perfect for any day of the year, but especially on a warm summer night!
7. Greek Salad
There is just something about a tasty Greek salad that implements fresh vegetables. The crunchy, refreshing texture and flavors will make you want to make this side repeatedly.
Vegetables add essential nutrients and minerals to your meal and are both refreshing and delicious!
What better vegetable than corn for a delicious side? It is tasty and sweet, and kids love it!
Green beans and potatoes give a refreshing and healthy feel alongside hearty. Eaten alongside hotdogs, you will leave the dinner table feeling full and satisfied.
Spaghetti squash is one of those vegetables that you may not think about making right away. However, the flavor topped with tomatoes gives a unique side dish you will enjoy with any main dish.
Add color and flavor to your lunch with these smoked vegetables. Peppers, asparagus, and more all have amazing health benefits and are quite yummy!
Asparagus, lemon, and feta cheese give a refreshing and delicious flavor that both adults and kids will love! Although this seems like a unique pairing alongside hotdogs, the fresh and healthy vegetable does a great job of balancing the meal.
Whether you enjoy tasty baked beans or filling white beans, the ones on this list complement a simple hot dog.
These healthy baked beans use only three ingredients for a hearty and delicious side dish. While it is a perfect complement to hotdogs, these baked beans can be quickly whipped up any day of the week for any main dish!
Add a bit more flavor to your baked beans with this recipe. Peppers, molasses, and dried onion give a unique flavor that will make you want to add this to your weekly lineup.
Flavor, texture, and spice all exist inside the Chipotle red and white bean chili. Add excellent and tasty flavor to your simple hotdog dinner.
Green beans are simple, healthy, and a perfect side dish to complement hotdogs. This is a simple recipe, and green beans are a vegetable that many kids enjoy!
Fruit is refreshing and adds an airy feel to an otherwise hearty meal!
Eat the rainbow with this healthy rainbow fruit salad. Use what your kids and you like or what is in season for a refreshing, light side dish!
Sweet and tasty is the only way to describe eating strawberries next to any dish, even hot dogs.
19. Baked Peaches
Brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans add to the flavor of peaches. The sweetness is a contrasting flavor to the hearty hot dog.
This applesauce is a child's delight! It doesn't take very long to make, letting you have lunch or dinner on the table quickly.
More Sides for Hot Dogs
The rest of the side dishes on this list are kid favorites, from french fries to mac and cheese; they are yummy ways to enjoy hot dogs!
21. French Fries
Homemade french fries allow you to control the flavoring and ingredients, making them healthier than most. This recipe is no exception!
Macaroni and cheese is the favorite dish of many children. The flavor, spice, cheese, and more make this recipe heartier and more delicious than the box version.
Combine healthy broccoli and yummy cheese ravioli for a can-not-beat side dish!
Potato wedges are just as tasty as french fries! With the garlic flavor and additional spices like oregano, your family will love these alongside their hotdogs!
25. Turkey Chili
Chili is the go-to hot dog side dish. Make it a bit healthier with this turkey chili recipe.
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