Bring out the pans and casseroles and heat the oven as we prep for these delicious low-calorie recipes for spring. With these easy-to-make dishes, every day this season is a healthy feast!
11 Springtime Low-Calorie Recipes To Wet Your Appetite
Do you know what I love about spring? Besides the chance to wear these cute outfits to work, everything seems to be awake and alive you can’t help but spend more time outdoors to witness their wakefulness yourself. But there’s another reason: I can cook these scrumptious spring dishes. These yummy spring low-calorie dishes will surely tease your taste buds and make your belly dance a happy dance. And best of all, you can make one any time of the day, whether you fancy a breakfast meal or a dessert.
Enjoy a light brunch or dinner with Very Berry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Sauce. This gorgeous salad’s tanginess is balanced by salted feta and almonds. This takes less than 10 minutes to make, is delicious, and is rich in vitamins and minerals especially vitamin C.
This Vietnamese-inspired spring roll is fresh and light, filled with crunchy shrimp and veggies such as cucumber and carrots. You can throw in more flavor with fresh mint, avocado oil, and cucumber. If you want to make this spring low-calorie recipe even healthier, substitute regular soy sauce with low-sodium one or liquid aminos. You can also skip the dip, although it gives an extra kick to the flavor.
Here’s a minestrone that’s both creamy and “soupy” all at the same time! Not only that, you can cook your favorite springtime veggies like peas, carrots, diced tomatoes, asparagus, and zucchini. To make it way lighter, you can skip the veggie broth (or make your own to avoid preservatives) and use water.
Spring is such an amazing time to gather some friends and family for a weekend of fun while dining on this juicy flank steak made even more flavorful by a generous helping of chimichurri sauce. Now before you judge the meat, each plate (this recipe serves 4) is less than 600 calories.
A healthy pasta for spring? Count me in! One of the best low-calorie recipes for spring, this Lightened Up Lemon Broccoli Chicken Pasta uses whole wheat, so you feel full quickly and eat your fiber. Broccoli adds the crunchiness while the lemon balances the taste and gives it the zing it needs to stand out.
When you have the Strawberry Banana Cream Cake With Mint, you don’t have to watch your weight often. It uses only coconut oil, dates, and oranges to make it creamy. And it’s so easy to make! It doesn’t need the oven, and it’s vegan too!
What better way to usher the spring on the table than to serve this salad with edible flowers! You can make it even more vibrant when you add some carrots, radishes, and fruits such as apples and pears. And for the dressing? Keep it simple, easy, and light: olive oil and vinegar. That’s it.
Power up your mornings and go beyond protein shakes and smoothies by serving this avocado and egg sandwich with super seed bread. The avocados give your body some great fat and fill your belly quickly while the eggs stop you from unnecessary snacking.
Eat like the Irish do with this Lamb Stew and Spring Vegetable dish. A serving of lamb has 300 calories, but you can make it less fattening when you remove the fat. This dish takes about 2 hours to make including prep, but the one-pot dish’s savory flavor makes it worth the wait.
Can something creamy be low calorie? Yes, of course! Here’s one of the low-calorie recipes you can try this spring. The Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp is very versatile too. You can make it gluten-free, trim the fat by using cooking spray or use light half-and-half for the cream.
One of the gluten-free and paleo low-calorie recipes for spring you should not miss trying! It’s hearty, healthy, and packed with buttery and nutty flavor.
Spend less time prepping and cooking and more time enjoying your spring meals. Here are three low-calorie recipes for spring that take only a few minutes to make:
Wasn’t I right when I said these spring low calorie recipes will wet your appetite? I can even hear your tummy grumbling! 🙂 With these dishes, you’ll learn to love cooking more because you know you’re doing your body a great favor. Just don’t forget the drinks, okay?
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