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Spring is finally here and it’s time to welcome this splendid season with tasty spring recipes your family will love.
I love the longer afternoons of spring and I’m relieved the cold weather is gone. It felt like a very long winter and I know that many areas still aren’t yet feeling spring weather. Fortunately, we can all start turning our recipes towards spring inspired meals… and start planning Easter meals.
Since most grocery stores in North America carry fruits and vegetables from all around the world, many of us may not even know which fruits and vegetables are harvested in spring. It can be helpful to know what seasonal produce to include in your family’s meal planning.
What are spring vegetables?
Some of our favorite spring vegetables are:
What are spring fruits?
Depending on where your live, you may want to shop for some of these spring fruits:
When we welcome a new season, we love to mix up our family menu plan with some different seasonal recipes.
So we’re sharing some recipe ideas that you can make for your family this spring.
Spring lunch recipes
Whether you want to make a nice weekend lunch or light weeknight dinner, these light spring meals are easy to make and taste delicious.
Grapefruit, Shrimp and Couscous Salad
Grilled Chicken Wraps with Spinach, Strawberries and Walnuts
Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Spinach Artichoke Dip Pizza
Spring snacks and appetizer recipes
If you’re looking for healthy appetizer recipe or afternoon snack, try one of these spring fruit and vegetable inspired recipes…
Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan Crostini
Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip with SPOKES Air-Puffed Potato Snacks
Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe
Spring dinner recipes
Dinner is the best time to let your spring vegetables shine. In spring we start craving asparagus, artichokes and arugula.
Purple Potato Salad with Lemon and Herb Vinaigrette
Baby Lamb Chops with Red Wine Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Lemony Orzo, Roasted Tomato & Arugula Salad
Steak & Arugula Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato & Lemon Dressing
Bowtie Pasta with Chicken Italian Sausage, Asparagus & Caramelized Onions
Chicken Cutlets with Artichokes and Lemon
Gluten Free Spaghetti with Artichoke and Pistachio Pesto
Spring dessert recipes
Our spring desserts are often influenced by the Easter season and pretty pastel colors. But also remember to embrace spring fruit such as rhubarb, lemon, and perhaps strawberries (depending where you live.) You can simply serve some fresh Honeydew melon or apricots.
If you’d like to bake a treat, try some of these dessert recipes…
Hot Cross Buns Recipe
Bird’s Nest Cupcakes
Spring Snack Mix
Easy to Make Confetti Bars Recipe
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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