12 healthy spring recipes with seasonal products

12 healthy spring recipes with seasonal products

During the spring, there is a tasty freshness in the air that is unique to the other seasons. A variety of flowers are in bloom, there’s more sun to enjoy, and your favorite farmers market’s shelves are filled with juicy, seasonal produce. While you can get certain fruits and vegetables year-round, nothing beats biting into a vibrant red strawberry during its prime. Even foods like fish tend to change with the seasons, like wild salmon which is extra rich and juicy during the spring.

Enjoy a spring full of flavor and use seasonal produce like mushrooms, apricots and pineapple to liven up your meals. The fresher the produce, the better the bite. Whether you’re an experienced cook or a novice looking for simple yet delicious meals, scroll on for 12 recipes you can prepare in your kitchen for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast scramble

Wake up your children, roommates or neighbors to the smell of mushrooms fried in melted butter and garlic. Add a few hearty piles of spinach, herbs and a broken egg and you’ve got a remixed scramble; I like my sunny side up eggs, but you can cook your eggs as long as you avoid a runny yolk. See recipe here

Overnight oats with strawberries

Overnight oats are all the rage on the internet right now, especially on TikTok, and for good reason. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but you also get a healthy and delicious breakfast with juicy strawberries, maple syrup and fiber-rich chia seeds. This recipe even calls for vanilla extract to kick your overnight oats up a notch. See recipe here

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Vegan avocado toast

Skip $12 on avocado toast at your favorite hipster restaurant and make your own tasty plate at home. It’s incredibly simple and nutritious: all you need is a hearty multigrain toast, crispy radishes, fresh avocado, and common herbs you probably already have in your cupboard. You can also add hemp seeds, which are filled with nutrients and proteins. Feel free to flavor this recipe with your own additions such as a boiled egg or pickled onions. See recipe here

Kiwi strawberry smoothie

A smoothie is a classic breakfast for people on the go, or people who want to pack their breakfast with a good dose of nutrition. While the recipe doesn’t necessarily call for it, adding veggies like spinach and kale is a great way to upgrade your smoothie. You can hardly taste them behind the flavors of sweet and sour kiwi and fresh strawberries, but they make your smoothie much more nutritious. See recipe here

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Grilled lemon chicken kabobs

Warmer weather and sunshine means you can rip the cover off that grill and light her up. Kabobs make for a fun BBQ recipe with endless restrictions on what you can load on your skewers. To make the most of your spring BBQ, cook lemon garlic chicken and add it to the grill along with sautéed mushrooms, onion, and bell peppers. See recipe here

Green Goddess Salad

This is another recipe making its rounds on the internet. It’s called the green goddess because of all the vibrant green fruits and vegetables it’s made with (both raw and cooked), including cucumber, avocado, and asparagus. Not to mention the herb-filled dressing that you blend yourself in a blender. It honestly can’t get any fresher than this. For the crunchiest, greenest salad imaginable, the Green Goddess is a must-try. See recipe here

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split pea soup

The next time you plan on making ham, don’t even think about getting rid of that bone. Instead, use it to make your own pot of split pea soup. It’s a homey, classic recipe that uses some of the best spring vegetables: carrots, onion, celery, and garlic. This soup is the perfect comfort food for rainy spring afternoons or evenings when you feel like getting cozy with a blanket and a warm meal. See recipe here

Pork lettuce wraps

If you’ve ever been to PF Changs, you know their chicken lettuce wraps are second to none. But wouldn’t they be great stuffed with pork tenderloin? This is a variation on the classic chicken salad wrap with hearty pork as a protein replacement. Seasoned with brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice and sesame oil, this tasty spring lunch recipe will mess up your hands in the best way. See recipe here

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Hawaiian salmon pineapple bowl

Bring the taste of Hawaii into your home with this sweet and savory combination of fresh pineapple with rich and flavorful salmon. Handing out this dinner is also a rewarding task, as it can look like it walked off a Pinterest board. Cut the pineapple out of the fruit and use the shell as the perfect bowl for your chicken and rice combination. Top it off with a mango, avocado, onion, and cilantro salsa and you’re ready for a tropical fusion of flavors. See recipe here

Spicy apricot chicken over rice

A friend of mine is gluten free and swears by this recipe as her best evening meal. Combining sweet and spicy apricot with melting onions and colorful crunchy carrots, this is the epitome of ‘winner winner chicken dinner’. Serve over jasmine rice or with a side of sautéed asparagus and you have a hearty and healthy dish. See recipe here

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Spicy stir-fry chicken, mushrooms and broccoli

This one-pot stir-fry only takes about 20 minutes to make, but your loved ones will believe you picked up takeout from the family’s favorite Chinese restaurant. With simple ingredients like broccoli and mushrooms for the dish and honey and sriracha for the sauce, you can make a delicious and easy dinner with some of the most delicious spring vegetables. See recipe here

Spinach lemon risotto with prosciutto

For an easy dinner for two, try a large plate of spinach-lemon risotto with crispy slices of prosciutto. Unlike your average creamy risotto, this one uses bountiful vegetables and spring produce giving it a vibrant green color and savory flavor (plus, the cream is optional). See recipe here

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