spring meals dinners
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- Grilled Salmon with Asparagus: Grilled salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, while asparagus is loaded with vitamins and fiber. Simply season the salmon with salt, pepper, and lemon juice, and grill for about 10 minutes. Coat the asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and grill alongside the salmon.
- Quinoa and Vegetable Stir-Fry: Quinoa is a great source of protein and fiber, and stir-frying vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, and mushrooms adds a nutritious punch. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions, and stir-fry the vegetables with garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
- Grilled Chicken Salad: Grilled chicken is a lean source of protein, and paired with a variety of fresh veggies, this salad is packed with nutrients. Grill the chicken until cooked through, and chop it into bite-size pieces. Toss with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a light vinaigrette.
- Spring Vegetable Pasta: Asparagus, peas, and artichokes are in season during spring, making this dish a perfect way to enjoy the flavors of the season. Cook pasta according to package instructions, and add the vegetables to the pot during the last few minutes of cooking. Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese.
- Stuffed Bell Peppers: Bell peppers are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and stuffed with lean ground turkey or chicken, they make a filling and healthy meal. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds. Cook the ground meat with onion, garlic, and spices, and stuff the mixture into the peppers. Bake at 375°F for 30-35 minutes.