Spring is here and it's time to shake up that meal rotation and add some spring flavors to your dinners. Seasonal meal plans are a terrific resource for adding variety to your meals all year round.
Check out this Family Meal Planning Strategies post for tips on creating weekly meal plans that work for your family. Having a big list of seasonal options makes weekly meal planning so much easier!
Zest Things Up with Lemon!
I love lemon in all of my dishes in spring. Whether it's in a quick weeknight pasta or a rich soup, lemon brightens up any main dish. Use a lemony hollandaise to dress up steamed vegetables like asparagus or broccoli. Prepare a batch of garlicky lemon basil beans for a happy hour bruschetta or easy weekday lunches.
Add Fresh Herbs!
Fresh herbs are welcome all year round, but that burst of fresh green on the plate is a sign that the winter is wrapping up. Try these recipes that feature herbs to bring some spring flavors to your weekly dinner rotation.
Bring on the Vegetables
Once spring starts, the variety of available fresh and local produce expands. We aren't quite to stone fruit and heirloom tomatoes yet, but I love to start adding in more vegetables to our dinners once the weather warms up.
Lighten Up Dinners with Dips and Spreads
Once the weather warms up and the afternoons have more light (finally!) we like to take dinner outside. Prepare a couple of dips and spreads and add in some bread, crackers, veggies, and fruits for a lighter meal enjoyed outdoors.
Combine Sweet and Savory
Adding some sweet fruit notes to your savory dinner recipes is a sure sign of the changing seasons. Try a fruit salsa, a sweet dressing for salads or roasted vegetables, a fruit salad side, or fruit mixed into a simple stir fry!
I'd love to hear what dinners you make from this collection of spring flavors. Leave your favorite spring recipe in the comments, or tag me on Instagram or Facebook @planeatpostrepeat the next time you add lemon to your dinner recipes!