Eating seasonally not only makes healthy eating a little more fun, but the food is far more nutrient-dense and flavorful. (Think about corn fresh off the cob in summer, citrus in the winter, or pumpkin-everything in the fall…. Delicious!) If you’re trying to incorporate more seasonal produce into your meals, lunch is one of the easiest meals to do it with. You can strategically add fresh spring vegetables to your salads, or make a big bowl full of a little of everything. I’ve put together a roundup of delicious healthy spring lunch recipes from a few favorite blogs from around the web. I hope you enjoy!
P.S. You can find my fave original healthy spring breakfast recipes in the Taste of Health Spring Meal Plan — full of 30+ healthy spring recipes that require less than 2 – 3 hours meal prep per week.
1. SPRING VEGETABLE PAD THAI
I don’t know that I’ve ever met someone who DOESN’T love Pad Thai. Sweet, sticky, and tangy, it’s a dish that hits all the right flavor buttons. This lightened-up version by Food Fanatic has more veggies, making it something you could eat for lunch to get more glow, less food coma, and equally satisfied tastebuds.
2. SPRINGTIME COBB SALAD
It’s no secret that I love a good cobb salad. They’re full of protein and healthy fats that taste delicious AND keep ya full all afternoon… which is critical for busy days full of work, friendships and relationships, and what lights your heart on 🔥. I love how this recipe by How Sweet Eats rotates the typical cobb salad selection into lots of fresh spring flavors like asparagus, artichoke and radishes.
3. VEGGIE SPRING ROLLS
If you’re like me, at first glance making spring rolls seems a little intimidating. But they really couldn’t be easier! You simply roll out a rice-paper wrap and fill it full of your favorite veggies. This recipe by Camille Styles has crunch, color and a delicious spicy nut sauce to go with it. It’s going to be one of your new go-to lunches to meal prep!
4. SPRING GREEN QUINOA BOWL
This recipe by Lively Table had me at the soft-poached egg and brussels. Wouldn’t you be stoked to see such a pretty salad in the fridge waiting for you at lunch? It contains quinoa, a complete protein and extra source of heartiness for those looking for a little more than salad. Deeelish.
5. SPRINGTIME MIXED BERRY SALAD
Variations of this recipe by Aberdeen’s Kitchen are on heavy rotation for me all spring. With the combination of fruit, nuts and cheese, it’s basically a cheese-board in salad form. Doesn’t get much better than that, am I right?
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P.S. Want more easy, healthy workweek recipes? Check out the Taste of Health Spring Meal Plan.