Spring is in the air, & that means it’s time for delicious spring produce!
Spring is the perfect time to start a healthy lifestyle. While the world outside is beginning to grow once again, you can commit to growth in your own life. With the weather outside getting warmer, there’s no better time to get out & start moving! And there are lots of spring fruits & vegetables that taste delicious & are beneficial for your health.
Look below for over 20 healthy spring recipes that can help you achieve your goals & have fun while doing it!
i. Berry Chia Overnight Oats
Have you heard of overnight oats? This delicious dish is so easy to make, & it’s prepared the night before, so it’s an easy grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings! Check out this delicious recipe made with fresh or frozen berries from Pinch of Yum. It has chia seeds for extra fiber, & you can sweeten it with pure maple syrup or another natural sweetener, if needed, to keep it healthy.
ii. Asparagus & Fontina Quiche
Quiche is my absolute favorite breakfast food. I love the savory taste paired with the perfect cheeses & vegetables, &, of course, the buttery, flakey crust. This quiche recipe from Pure Wow was created by Joanna Gaines, the home improvement guru, & it does not disappoint. However, feel free to play around with the vegetables & cheeses added for different flavors!
iii. One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus & Tomatoes
If you don’t have the energy or time to make a quiche in the morning, try this easy egg dish from Pure Wow that’s made with fresh asparagus & tomatoes. It’s a simple way to get in a balanced breakfast of protein & veggies.
iv. Squash & Squash Blossom Frittata
For an even healthier, gluten-free alternative to quiche, try this Squash & Squash Blossom Frittata from Pure Wow. It’s a low-carb, high-protein dish made with lots of vegetables, including zucchini, squash blossoms, tomatoes, & scallions.
v. Honeyed Ricotta Toast with Berries
Last but not least, if you’re in a big rush in the morning, try this easy toast recipe from Breakfast for Dinner that’s both savory & sweet. It has ricotta cheese for some much-needed protein, & it’s topped with delicious, fresh berries & honey to satisfy that sweet tooth.
i. Rainbow Roll-Ups with Peanut Sauce
Are you ready to detox your body after a long winter? Try this delicious Rainbow Roll-Ups recipe from Pinch of Yum. They are packed with fresh vegetables, & the sweet & salty peanut sauce is dreamy & delicious.
ii. Kiwi Strawberry Spring Rolls with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce
This bright & delicious spring roll recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef highlights all of the wonderful fruits of the season. It’s a fun & inventive way to get in your serving of fruits for the day.
iii. Shaved Spring Vegetable & Apple Salad with Ginger-Dijon Dressing
Salad doesn’t have to be boring. This spring vegetable & apple salad from Pure Wow has tons of fresh vegetables you normally wouldn’t expect to taste raw, but they taste so delicious that way! The ginger-dijon dressing really pulls the dish together with a fun, Asian twist. Leave the recipe vegetarian, or add your favorite protein for a more filling lunch.
iv. Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Strawberries
Put an Asian spin on your traditional pasta salad with this cold soba noodle salad recipe from Pure Wow. It adds a fresh touch of spring by adding cucumber, strawberries, fresh mint, & cilantro. What really makes it pop is the spicy Asian dressing – you’re going to love it!
v. Asparagus Caesar Salad
Forget boring Caesar salad! Try this fun spring recipe from Pure Wow that uses fresh asparagus in place of the lettuce. That’s right – this recipe has no leafy greens! It’s a fun twist on the traditional salad that is going to delight your taste buds.
i. Salmon Burgers with Slaw
This easy burgers recipe from Pinch of Yum uses canned salmon, eggs, & breadcrumbs (gluten-free alternative here) to create patties that are simple to make but taste delicious. The slaw is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a higher protein & lower fat content than the traditional dish.
ii. Skillet Bruschetta Chicken & Asparagus
If you’re in the mood for some light Italian fare, try this delicious & easy bruschetta chicken recipe from Evolving Table. Instead of putting the tomato mixture on top of bread, it’s served on top of the chicken for a high-protein, zero-carb alternative. The bright asparagus is a delicious finishing touch that helps make this a filling but still low-carb meal.
iii. Seared Ahi Tuna with Sesame Green Beans
This bright & beautiful Asian dish from Jessica Gavin just screams spring. It’s as delightful to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. The ahi tuna is rich in protein & omega-3 fatty acids, & the sesame green beans are fully of nutrients such as Vitamin C, folate, & vitamin K.
iv. Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
This chicken tacos recipe from Jessica Gavin is a current favorite in my house. The tart & sweet pineapple salsa recipe is so refreshing, & the chicken is cooked to a succulent perfection. Warming the tortillas in the pan at the end is the delicious secret to this tasty, balanced dish.
v. One Pot 15-Minute Pasta Limone
Sometimes, we all just need some comfort food. If you’re in the need of some pasta, try this Pasta Limone recipe from Pure Wow. Instead of topping the noodles with marinara or Alfredo sauce, it uses fresh lemon & basil. It’s a bright & delicious dish that’s still hits the spot.
i. Fruit Pizza Crackers
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try these Fruit Pizza Crackers from Homemade Ginger. You can use your favorite crispbread or crackers (use gluten-free if needed), & experiment with your favorite berries or other fruits for different, tasty variations.
ii. Banana Sushi
This Banana Sushi recipe from My Fussy Easter is a super fun snack for kids & adults. Slice your banana to look like little sushi rolls, & then top the slices with your favorite toppings. If you’re looking for something healthier, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate & fiber-rich chia seeds are a great idea, or try nut butter & shredded coconut for some healthy fats & protein.
i. Fruit Pizza
Make fresh spring fruits the star of the show with this Fruit Pizza recipe from Life Made Sweeter. You can top it with the recommended fruits, or use your favorites. The crust is made with oats for a gluten-free & fiber-rich alternative, & the “sauce” is made from Greek yogurt, which adds protein to the dish.
ii. Lemon Cheesecake Bars
I love lemon! I will choose a lemon dessert before anything else on any dessert table – hands down. These Lemon Cheesecake Bars from Spoonful of Flavor are the perfect balance of tart & sweet, & the Greek yogurt & cream cheese filling has extra protein, making this a delicious, healthy dessert.
iii. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
The first fruit I think of when I think about spring is strawberries. I remember going strawberry picking when I was little & coming home to make delicious cobbler. These Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from Well Plated are made with whole wheat flour & old-fashioned oats for a fiber-rich dessert that’s just as sweet as the one from your childhood. The powdered sugar glaze is completely optional, but you can add it for a sweeter dish.
iv. Lemon & Poppyseed Cake with Blueberry Glaze
Blueberries & lemon are a match made in heaven. This lemon poppyseed cake from Ana’s Baking Chronicles has a delicious, tart, lemon-y punch that’s balanced by the sweet blueberry jam & glaze for a delightfully balanced dessert. It’s the perfect treat for a lovely spring occasion.
No matter where you are in your health journey, I hope you found some recipes that inspired you. Cooking with fresh ingredients is a simple way to get more nutrients into your diet, & it’s a big step towards a healthier lifestyle. The bright & beautiful flavours of spring are a delicious way to eat healthy without even realising it!
What are some of your favourite spring recipes? Leave me a comment below!