If you live in a place where the winters can be brutal, this is the time of year when you start to realize that you’ve been in a deep hibernation mode for the last few months and you’re so ready to bust out into the warm weather of Spring. That also means it’s time for local, fresh veggies and bright, crisp delicious dinners. Here is a collection of some of my favorites to get you started.
I always get excited whenever Kathleen has a new recipe because everything she makes is so bright and fresh. She tells us that this dish is customizable and you can switch up the quinoa for brown rice or farro and if you’d like to add fish or chicken – go for it!
This recipe can’t be deemed ‘healthy’ but I couldn’t resist it because it’s the perfect picture of Spring! It’s heavy on the cream and cheese but that just means we have to have a smaller slice, right?
I love the flavors of an authentic paella dish but it was time to lighten it up with some summer ingredients and this turned out to be one of my favorite dishes ever. Salmon, shrimp, bacon, asparagus – what’s not super delicious about that?
When you land on Nagi’s blog be sure to take a cup of you favorite drink because you’re going to be there for awhile. Her stunning photography is captivating and her recipes have universal appeal. This dish is perfect for your lunch or for entertaining. Best of all, it can be prepared ahead of time and the marinated meat can be frozen if you’re planning ahead. Love this delicious freshness!
While the pasta cooks, prepare these healthy ingredients for a scrumptious salad. I buy tuna packed in water rather than oil. The lemon juice in this dressing kicks it up a notch.
This is for those nights when you’re super busy and cooking pasta seems like the natural solution. Use quinoa spaghetti or linguine and you’ve got a super healthy meal. If the kids aren’t fans of smoked salmon substitute fresh or canned. You’ll love the freshness of this easy recipe.
Make a double batch of this on Sunday and you’ll have Monday’s dinner already done. There are still some cool days ahead and this is perfect to warm up those little bellies while still keeping it fresh and healthy.
When you caramelize the leeks it adds a fun little crunch to the topping on the soup and combine it with dill and asparagus and your taste buds will be singing. I use a rotisserie chicken for a super quick meal. This is a truly delicious recipe!
When you visit Andrea’s blog, you’ll feel like you’re walking through her farm. Her recipes are vibrant, healthy and lip-smacking! I so wish I was the one holding that fork right now. Such a lovely offering. The ginger miso dressing is sublime.
This is the second time in one week that I have featured this recipe because it cannot be missed! I am obsessed with this burger and I can’t wait to get it on a grill. (Be gone, snow!) Don’t you love that delicious food can be healthy too? Your family is going to love this burger.