Trust me, I know what it’s like to get stuck in the routine of cooking the same meals for dinner week after week. Once you get into a routine, it’s hard to come up with new, healthy, and easy recipes to try out. But, the warm weather and seasonal spring foods might serve as inspiration to try a few new meals. In this article, I will talk about some seasonal spring foods to incorporate into your dinners so that you can take advantage of spring and try some new recipes!
Spring Fruits and Vegetables
All winter, I roast a lot of hearty but heavy vegetables. Consider taking advantage of some lighter spring vegetables, such as:
- Fava beans.
Whether you have a garden and harvest your own vegetables or you buy them from a market or store, these vegetables shine in springtime. You can do a lot with these vegetables, from making fresh, raw salads, to light soups, to using them as a side dish.
Eating your fruits can also be difficult in the winter, when many fruits are out of season. Here are some great spring fruits that you can incorporate into your diet:
Here is some inspiration for great spring vegetable dishes.
Stuffed artichokes are an elegant and delicious dish. When I make them, I put an egg on top for some protein. If you are vegetarian or trying to cut back on your meat intake, this is a great recipe to make sure that you are getting your protein while eating healthy. Clean and half the artichokes. Bake or boil the artichokes, then stuff them with a mixture of cheese, breadcrumbs, and lemon. Finish them on broil for a few minutes. When they are done, put a sunny side up egg on top and enjoy!
Arugula Salad with Beets and Asparagus
All winter, I roast asparagus, but this vegetable is also delicious raw. This raw salad is bright and is the perfect dish to bring to a picnic or add to a light dinner. Mix these ingredients with a light lemon vinaigrette and some parmesan cheese. Because there’s no cooking involved, you can whip this up in no time! Add some strawberries to this dish for sweetness. The arugula and strawberries will go together well!
You can make a quick and refreshing bean salad with fava beans, peas, and other seasonal vegetables. Add your favorite spring vegetables and make a light and refreshing dressing to go with the salad. This is another great dish to bring to a party or have on a warm spring night.
These are just a few examples of how you can take advantage of spring fruits and vegetables to mix up your meals. These are all quick and healthy meals that you can make during even the busiest week. We’d love to hear about your favorite spring recipes. Share them with us on Facebook or tag us in your picture @bdxfitness on Instagram. We’d love to see what you’re cooking!