Spring is upon us, and spring is busy! We have the last half of the school year to get through, spring sports, and more daylight and nice weather, which means everyone is outside playing. This time of year also features some of the most vibrant and tasty veggies, and with these quick and easy meals, you can enjoy fresh, home-cooked meals instead of living off drive-thru and take out.
The best part about these meals is that they are very versatile. You can change out proteins, or, if you’re like me and try to do a couple meatless meals a week, just pack in the veggies. The veggies can be interchangeable, too. See what looks best at the grocery store—whatever looks good will work!
Here are my favorite springtime meals:
This particular recipe is a favorite of mine because it is so adaptable. Have sausage on hand? Use that instead of chicken. Forgot to take your protein out of the freezer? Go meatless! This recipe is so very forgiving and always delicious.
These foil packets pack a punch and are ready in under thirty minutes, so there is almost no excuse for not being able to mix in a fresh, healthy meal on a weeknight! I like to serve it with minute rice for some carbs to help satisfy my son’s insatiable appetite after baseball practice!
This recipe is another super flexible one that you can customize as much as you want! Don’t forget the cheese. In fact, use more than one, and go for the cheddar and the Colby jack. The cheesier the better! This one is also a favorite because it’s a great make-ahead option that you can pop in the oven when you are ready.
I love sheet pan recipes, and this one is possibly my favorite. The lemon makes it bright and fresh, and I love any meal where you can throw everything on one pan, and it will all be ready at the same time. Add some rosemary sprigs and parmesan shavings at the end, and it looks way fancier than a thirty-minute go-to weeknight meal.
I eat salads almost every day for lunch, and I never get tired of them because of all the possible variations. Truly, salads make one of the best meals any time because you can showcase in-season produce, which is so abundant in the spring!