Spring is upon us! Warmer weather is here and the trees are beginning to get their lush green leaves back while the beautiful spring flowers to bloom. What better way to kick off your spring season than with some healthy spring-inspired recipes?
SlimGenics recommends eating enough fruits and vegetables all the time, regardless of the season. But fruits and vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, artichokes, snow peas, swiss chard, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, radicchio and endive grow best during the spring and should make for some amazing recipes. For a complete list of seasonal fruits and vegetables, visit the More Matters website. Below are some of our favorite veggie sides for spring!
Golden Crumb Broccoli
This recipe is a delicious low-fat side dish or snack. Broccoli is full of nutrients and vitamins and a wonderful spring vegetable!
1 c. broccoli
1 package Creamy Chicken Soup Thermo-Snack, prepared as directed
2 ½ ounces 1% cottage cheese
Juice from ¼ lemon
½ lite bread stick, crushed
Cook and drain broccoli. Place broccoli in casserole dish. Mix Thermo-Snack, cottage cheese and lemon together. Pour over broccoli and top with crushed breadstick. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Egg and Asparagus Salad Roll-Ups
This recipe is a great way to add more greens to your diet while also getting protein from the egg. The marinated asparagus and dash of paprika add massive flavor to this eclectic dish.
1 c. asparagus, cooked
2 hard-boiled eggs
4 lettuce leaves
2 tbsp. fat-free Italian dressing
dash of Morton Lite Salt
dash of paprika
Place the asparagus in a shallow dish, add salad dressing and marinate about 1 hour. Place lettuce on a plate; arrange marinated egg around the asparagus. Add salt and sprinkle paprika on top. Roll up lettuce and enjoy!
Sweet and Sour Mustard Greens
Mustard greens are a delicious way to get more raw green vegetables in your diet. They have a less bitter taste than collard greens and kale and are a bit more peppery, similar to arugula. The tomato and apple cider vinegar add a sweet and sour twist to this yummy side dish.
3 small green onions, diced
1 c. mustard greens, steamed
½ medium tomato, diced
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 packet sweetener
½ tsp. Morton Lite Salt
dash of nutmeg
dash of black pepper
Spray pan with oil mister and sauté onion for five minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about ten minutes. Serve and enjoy!