I tend to chop up or grate a heap of veggies into our actual meals, as lately we eat a lot of casseroles and that sort of food. We get the veggies, but I've been sick and just have this hankering for veggies that AREN'T saucy or part of the dish.
Share your tried and true side dishes that have lots of yummy veggies that are a bit different.
One that I quite like is chopped up asparagus and mushrooms, mixed with a little olive oil and garlic and spread out in a shallow dish baked for about 30 minutes.
Another is fresh green beans cut into about 1.5-2 inch pieces that have been lightly blanched - they should still have a little crunch. When cooked, drain them and mix in a teeny bit of butter and some chopped up shaved almonds.