Last Updated on 11 months ago by Nicky Johnson
Spring is finally here. It’s time to put your heavy winter coat back in the closet, bust out your light and bright spring and summer wardrobe, and get outside again.
There’s no better way to ring in the season than by cooking a colorful, delicious meal full of fresh veggies. One bite of any of the meals on this list, and you’ll get that spring back in your step.
1. Loaded Vegetable Sandwich
Veggie-heavy meals can be so dull. But not if you sandwich those veggies between two pieces of warm, delicious bread! Power your body with thick slices of eggplant, succulent chunks of mozzarella cheese, and all the roasted red peppers your heart desires.
While liberating your body from junk food, liberate your home from energy grid dependence by looking up the best portable power stations. The high-powered ones can run a panini grill, perfect for pressing your loaded veg sandwich.
2. Potsticker Stir Fry
Do you ever find yourself nearing dinner time with no idea what to make? You could call for takeout, but that’s just a waste of money and is bound to be more calories than you need. Scrounge around in the fridge, and you’re bound to find some usable veggies.
Practically everyone has a bag of dumplings or potstickers chilling in the freezer, waiting to be eaten. Throw all your vegetables together with those pot stickers and whip up a glaze with soy sauce, ginger, and honey. The best vegetables for this stir fry are asparagus, red bell peppers, and scallions.
3. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
This easy all-vegetable dish is for folks who aren’t as experienced in cooking vegan or vegetarian. Sometimes people worry they won’t be getting enough protein in an all-vegetable dish, but the richness of these portobellos will put those fears to rest.
Brush your hollowed-out mushrooms with olive oil, sprinkle them with sea salt, and pack them with whatever finely diced veggies you love. We recommend sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, asparagus heads, and goat cheese for flavor.
4. Vegetable Noodle Pasta
Increased vegetable intake is associated with increased immune system performance, reduced intestinal issues, improved gut health, and more. Vegetables are excellent for your body, and for that exact reason, some people see them as a chore to eat.
The solution? Turn them into something fun. You can create noodles from veggies like squashes and carrots by running a potato peeler down the long sides. Boil the veggie noodles and drown them in a rich tomato sauce. You won’t be able to tell they’re not authentic pasta!
5. Creamy Avocado Spice Salad
Avocado also has extraordinary health benefits, including heart health support, lowered cholesterol, appetite regulation, and eye health support.
Avocados don’t have to be salad toppings, either. You can blend them into a flavor-packed dressing. Throw avocados in a food processor with cilantro, water, jalapeños, lime juice, and a garlic clove. Top your salad with this irresistible dressing, and enjoy.
Mix romaine lettuce, chopped salami, olives, bell peppers, and croutons with a creamy avocado spice dressing for a fresh take on a classic chopped salad.
Healthy and Hearty
Healthy can also be tasty if you try the delicious dinners above.