Shake off the winter chill with healthy spring recipes including silky carrot soup and avocado-slathered sandwiches. Each healthy dinner idea has fewer than 400 calories per serving and features fresh, in-season ingredients like asparagus, peas, new potatoes, carrots, and more!
Bring new life to pasta night with ripe pieces of asparagus and cherry tomatoes. To amp up the protein, supplement the spring pasta recipe with a baked chicken breast or salmon fillet.
Showcase all the fresh produce that spring has to offer with these skinny vegetable flatbreads. Sweet peppers, mushrooms, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus top whole wheat flatbreads for a satisfying dinner that is ready in minutes.
Fresh rosemary begins to sprout in spring and contributes light, aromatic life to poultry dishes. Use it to flavor this fast and filling soup recipe that is packed with shortcut ingredients like purchased roasted chicken and refrigerated spinach ravioli.
Skip the dried stuff and flavor the marinade in this healthy seafood recipe with a tablespoon of fresh tarragon. The in-season herb adds brightness to grilled shrimp and pairs well with a simple side of rice and peas.
This beautiful salad brims with spring ingredients: radishes, beets, and red-leaf lettuce. Quinoa provides valuable protein and a filling whole grain. Watch our how-to!
Rich gravy isn't just a winter indulgence. Lighten it up with bright, seasonal broccoli and cooked ham for a skinny spring dinner the entire family will enjoy.
In-season red and golden beets contribute vibrant color and rich texture to spring recipes. Top the vegetable with flaky salmon and a refreshing tarragon-watercress dressing for an impressive low-calorie dinner.
Healthy Spring Recipe Tip: When dealing with beets, wear latex gloves to avoid staining your hands.
Two spring favorites -- fresh thyme and tiny new potatoes -- come together in this low-fat skillet dinner. The herb assists small slices of lemon in flavoring juicy seared chicken breasts.
Take chicken salad for a healthy spring spin by swapping mayo for a zippy blend of Greek yogurt and harissa paste. The tangy chile sauce complements sweet roasted carrots that fill the low-fat sandwiches.
Flavored with fresh basil, this simple pasta salad gains the perfect touch of crunch from crisp-tender asparagus, while Kalamata olives and copocollo supply saltiness. Bonus! The leftovers make a delicious seasonal lunch option.
Fresh, in-season asparagus spears join crispy bacon and fluffy eggs in this hearty whole grain sandwich. A smear of avocado -- a healthy fat that's also rich in protein -- gives the spring-inspired dinner creamy goodness.
Next time dinner rolls around, look to this fresh spring vegetable for an easy side dish. Watch as we show you how to achieve delicious crisp-tender asparagus with our simple how-to tips.
Avocado and buttermilk combine in a super-creamy dressing to drizzle on this salad recipe. Add more comfort-food flavors to this healthy salad with sweet corn, grilled chicken, and crumbled bacon.
With vitamin-rich chili slaw and in-season pineapple, this grilled pork dinner offers a lot to love. Look for the candy-sweet fruit at its peak in March through July.
Pearly cannellini beans and delicate shreds of tuna make a protein-packed duo in this leafy spring salad. Shake up your own dressing using vinegar, oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. A squeeze of lemon adds extra spring freshness.
Salmon, fresh or frozen, is a delicious source of omega-3 oils and B vitamins. Pair the fork-tender fish with slightly toasted Israeli couscous, crisp red onions, and sweet dried plums for a wholesome spring dinner.
This soup features the beautiful color and balanced nutrition of carrots. Pureed millet, a whole grain, creates smooth texture, and grilled cheese croutons make this healthy recipe impossible to resist.
Creamy green peas, salty prosciutto, and fresh baby greens turn a boring box of pasta into a stellar spring dinner. The itty-bitty size of the ditalini noodles makes this light spring dinner extra enjoyable.
This low-calorie spring dinner is a great excuse to dust off the grill and add a little spice to the season. Serve with a whole grain like brown rice for a fun and filling dinner idea.
Stuff pita pockets with garlicky garbanzo beans, iron-rich spinach, and cherry tomatoes for a filling spring dinner idea. Dunk or drizzle the pitas in a simple yogurt-base avocado dressing.
Spring offerings like carrots and new potatoes are the perfect additions to hearty beef roast. Sprinkle the finished dish with a homemade herb-garlic mixure.
Rosemary-seasoned beets are tender and full of antioxidants. Mix in golden raisins and Manchego cheese for a mouthwatering spring dinner.
Slowly blend rice with chicken broth, garlic, and onion for a smooth, savory risotto. Chicken and veggies complete this comforting yet healthy dish.