Spring is almost upon us. As late winter gets peppered with beautiful days, our minds begin to shift to warmer thoughts. The first glimpse of newly green grass, returning tulips pushing through the soil to reach the sun, and rising streams that drink in the melting snow. It is an exciting time for those of us who live in seasonal climates. New opportunities accompany each new season, and as we watch the days grow longer, we realize we need to cast away the sins of our winter indulgences, and emerge with a healthier look.
Nutrition is an important factor in winter weight loss. Reshaping our diets may be unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to be flavorless. Let’s explore some healthy spring recipes that will make eating well as easy going as a warm summer breeze.
Creamy Avocado White Bean Wrap
From: EatingWell Magazine
This wrap is spread with a white bean, avocado, and sharp cheddar mixture. A cool and spicy cole slaw gives it crunch and acidity. This recipe is great for a quick dinner, or a picnic lunch after a walk or hike. Some grilled chicken would complement this wonderfully, and add lean protein.
Fish Fillets in Parchment with Asparagus and Orange
Steaming fish gives it a light and delicate texture. With only 6 ingredients including the parchment, this recipe is easy to follow, but is sure to impress. The smell of the tarragon and orange juice as steam escapes once the packet is cut open is mouthwatering.
Chef John’s Pasta Primavera
Primavera literally means Spring. This classic dish is full of fresh spring vegetables tossed in a basil garlic sauce. It is light, bright, and full of vitamins and other nutrients. Just remember to enjoy sensible servings of pasta.
We still have plenty of time before things are in full bloom, but there’s no time like the present. With delicious recipes like these in your arsenal, losing that winter weight should be as easy as it will be tasty. Bon appetite.