As we head into spring, that means we have an abundance of produce that is newly in season and ready for recipes! Make the most out of the lovely selections at your farmer’s market, grocery store, or garden with this ultimate guide to how to cook and enjoy spring produce that will ensure you’ll never run out of creative and fresh recipes. Find all of these amazing meals on our Food Monster App!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Seasonal Archives!
1. 15 Creative Twists To Seasonal Spring Recipes
Image Source: Olive and Artichoke Tart With Buckwheat Crust
It’s amazing how many different ways you can use fruits throughout the year. Depending on the season, certain fruits and vegetables can be mixed in with plant-based favorites in order to create a unique twist on household dishes. These 15 Creative Twists To Seasonal Spring Recipes feature cool and innovative twists on vegan Spring dishes from a whole new angle.
2. 10 Fresh Veggie Noodle Dishes For Spring
Image Source: Golden Beet Noodle Salad
We all love a big bowl of noodles, but sometimes it’s nice to lighten things up. When we make noodles out of vegetables, we can eat a big bowl-ful and feel good afterward. Making spiralized noodles out of vegetables is especially great in the spring, with all of these amazing seasonal veggies available to you! So what are you waiting for? Check out 10 Fresh Veggie Noodle Dishes For Spring!
3. Spring Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Liver Function
Image Source: Mango Sorbet With Banana and Pineapple
In addition to their deliciousness, many spring fruits and veggies come with specific liver-boosting benefits, which is like Mother Nature telling us this time of year is a nice time for a reboot! Find out how to be friendly to your liver with these Spring Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Liver Function by Heather McClees!
4. 10 Tasty and Nutritious Spring Vegetables to Add to Your Cooking!
Image Source: Creamy Green Peas and Almond Soup
Spring is in the air, and so is a bounty of veggies that are just now coming into season, ripe for the picking. Here are 10 tasty spring veggies that should be a staple in your kitchen, as well as information on their health benefits, and several mouth-watering recipes that incorporate them in a variety of creative ways. So raise a glass (or fork) to spring, and get cooking with these 10 Tasty and Nutritious Spring Vegetables to Add to Your Cooking by Kendra Lady!
5. Blogger Tips: Deliciously Sauté Your Spring and Summer Veggies!
Image Source: Broccolini and Shiitake Stir-Fry
One of our favorite ways to enjoy spring and summer veggies is to sauté them! Sautéed veggies over rice makes for one of the most affordable meals around. It’s also a simple and versatile option for any night of the week. Find out how with Hayley Restivo‘s Blogger Tips: Deliciously Sauté Your Spring and Summer Veggies!
6. Lighten Up Your Meals For Spring With These 10 Cauliflower Recipes!
Image Source: Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Spring is here; the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the days are getting longer. As the we transition from cold winter days to warmer spring weather, we probably also want to change how we eat. Hearty soups and stews, savory pies filled with vegetables, potatoes and gravy, and meaty veggie loafs did a great job of keeping our tummies full and warm in winter but in spring, we tend to look for meals that are lighter. What better vegetable to start planning your spring meals with than cauliflower? Check out how to Lighten Up Your Meals For Spring With These 10 Cauliflower Recipes!
7. 15 Amazing Spring Raw Food Recipes
Image Source: Beets With Dill Cheese
Once our bodies register the change in the season, we have more energy, and the last thing we want is to be weighed down by heavy foods. The farmer’s markets are opening again and the produce is overflowing. Spring is the perfect time to add more fresh, raw foods to our meals, like in these 15 Amazing Spring Raw Food Recipes!
8. Weekly Meal Prep: Spring Vegetables Like Fennel, Radish, Spinach and Arugula!
Image Source: Chive Mustard Roasted Radishes
If you’re worried about having time during the week to prep fresh produce, never fear: meal prep is here! Meal prep is a great way to have all of your food ready for the week, enabling you to make healthy choices, and save money while you’re at it! Check out this Weekly Meal Prep: Spring Vegetables Like Fennel, Radish, Spinach and Arugula! by Abigail Vermeal.
9. 15 Amazing Zucchini Recipes For Spring!
Image Source: Spanish Artichoke and Zucchini Paella
Get your garden ready, or head to the nearest farmer’s market or grocery store to grab all of the great vegetables that will soon be in season, including the wonderful zucchini. You’ll be astounded at how many different awesome ways there are to cook zucchini, but get started with these 15 Amazing Zucchini Recipes For Spring!
10. 15 Awesome Ways to Cook Asparagus For Spring
Image Source: Crispy Asparagus With Truffle Aioli
A delicious and versatile vegetable, asparagus is definitely something that you should have on your spring dinner table. While it’s delicious when simply grilled or roasted, there are so many different and creative ways to enjoy it, like these 15 Awesome Ways to Cook Asparagus For Spring!
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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