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10 Easy & Healthy Spring Recipes

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Spring is upon us and things are finally beginning to feel light and bright. There are certain changes that occur as the year progresses, and the food we eat is a big part of how we experience these fluctuations and different seasons. Eating seasonally offers many benefits, including the fact that in-season fruits and vegetables are more likely to be at their nutritional peak.

Spring’s signature produce in California includes citrus fruits and veggies like asparagus and potatoes. Spring offers fresh, vibrant flavors that make clean eating seem easier.

Looking for healthy ways to integrate seasonal veggies into your life?

10 healthy springtime recipes

Honey Lemon Chicken

This meal is sweet, savory, and easy to make. This dish will only take you 20 minutes to prepare and cook, but it is flavorful and healthy. Sweetened by honey yet still tangy from the lemon and rice win vinegar, this recipe has is bursting with vibrant, springtime flavors.

Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken

Spring is the perfect time for peaches, and what’s more refreshing than a salad? This is an easy salad to prepare that will help you cool down on a warm day.

Asparagus and Watercress Spring Pea Soup

This is a creamy soup that combines all the best seasonal vegetables. The soup’s green hue is reminiscent of spring, and the cream base is made from cashew cream and peas, so there’s nothing to feel guilty about.

Lemon Chicken and Spring Veggie Soup with Quinoa

Though by now we are all excited to welcome the warmer weather, we still have gloomy days that are indicative of “May gray” and “June gloom”. For days like this, warm up to a hot bowl of soup. The bright flavors of this chicken and veggie soup will offset the overcast days.

Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken

If you’re an artichoke lover, this one’s for you.  This recipe brings out the bold flavor of springtime artichoke with other signature Italian flavors. It’s a luscious and flavorful meal.

Chipotle Lime Salmon

With only 8 ingredients and a quick 15 minutes in the oven, this salmon recipe is an easy springtime dinner. The smokey chipotle mixed with zesty lime are two flavors that compliment each other well and conjure spring time feelings.

Chile Lime Chicken Kebabs with Watermelon Mango Salsa

This recipe is effortless and the meal is mouthwatering. The salsa is simple and consists of watermelon, mango, cilantro, and jalepeños. When scooped together in one bite with the chile lime seasoned chicken, the result is sweet, zesty, and refreshing.

Spring Veggie Enchiladas with Cilantro, Lime, Jalepeño Yogurt Sauce

These enchiladas are stuffed with fresh, springtime veggies and an easy, healthy yogurt sauce to cool it down.

Blueberry Key Lime Cupcakes

These tart treats combine the sweetness of blueberries with the tart flavor of lime. They are a lively and fun dessert that conjure the blissful feelings of spring.

Raw Lemon Coconut Bars

This sweet and tangy treat is made of wholesome ingredients and it’s completely guilt-free. The crust is made of dates and cashews, and the filling is made of coconut cream and lemon.  This healthy desert combines zesty citrus with creamy coconut for a perfect springtime indulgence.

 

Looking for more inspiration? Try these Spring Recipes That’ll Get You Cookin’ 

Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at lauren@sdentertainer.com.

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