This vegetarian meal plan features 5 days of delicious spring recipes to celebrate the season, including asparagus, radishes, and arugula!
The simplest approach to cooking healthy meals for you and your family is to use a weekly meal plan! Weekly meal plans will save you time, money, and frustration when trying to concoct dinners every weekday. This week’s menu includes six of my favorite spring recipes using the most appropriate spring produce (plus a bonus snack recipe)!
Put some pep in your step and spring into these delicious meals! This week’s meal plan goes heavy on the produce with added ingredients that will accentuate the flavors. These meal ideas are perfect for busy individuals who want nutritious, yet savory dinner options. I have included printable shopping lists with all ingredients you will need for all the meals for your convenience.
Save time this week by chopping the veggies up in advance. Pick a day of the week (I recommend Sunday) and chop up all of the produce you’ll be needing for these recipes. Store everything in containers in the fridge and use as needed throughout the week. You may be able to assemble some of the meals in advance if you have extra time to do so. That way, all you’ll have to do is eat it when the time comes!
Grab the printable shopping list for this meal plan here, or keep scrolling to see whats on the menu this week!
Start the week off with a light salad and soup. This Spring Radish Salad is less than 50 calories per serving and is an easy meal to put together. It pairs well with this Parsnip & White Bean Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts if you’re feeling really hungry. The flavors from both the salad and soup complement each other well and make a great dinner to start the week off.
Make-ahead tip: Chop up all of the veggies for the salad and store them together. Make the dressing and store it separately, so all you’ll have to do is put together the salad and add the dressing.
Pair the salad above with this Parsnip & White Bean Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
It’s officially asparagus season! You can’t go wrong with this easy-to-make asparagus noodles with pesto recipe. All you’ll need to do is cut your asparagus length-wise to create fettuccine-like noodles and combine them with your favorite pasta ingredients. This recipe includes store-bought pesto, topped with delicious feta cheese.
Prep tip: Cut the asparagus in advance, so all you have to do is stir in the pesto and top with cheese. Make enough to have for lunch throughout the rest of the week.
Change it up and serve breakfast for dinner with this Egg White Frittata. Loaded with cheese and tons of flavor, this Egg White Frittata recipe will provide a healthy amount of greens and makes for a delicious change of pace for hump day.
Meal prep tip: This recipe makes 4 servings. Make enough so you have a delicious breakfast for the rest of the week!
If you are wanting the epitome of a spring meal, try out this Easy Tabbouleh Salad recipe. This Eastern Mediterranean salad is made with cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, and bulgur, topped with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing. Pair this tabbouleh with pita chips and hummus to help round out the satiating protein in this meal!
Prep tip: Chop up all of the veggies in advance, so all you have to do is cook the bulgur and drain the liquid from the veggies, and assemble the salad.
End the week by loading up on protein with this Lemony Arugula Grain Bowl. This bowl recipe contains grains, protein, greens, nuts, and cheese, topped with a lemon dressing.
Make-ahead tip: Cook the quinoa in advance and throw it in with the beans, feta, and pistachios. Make the dressing and store it separately and put it all together when you are ready to eat.
Try making these Baked Cheese Crisps as a snack this week! These crisps are relatively easy to make, ridiculously savory and addictive, and make the perfect snack for throughout the week.
Tip: Make a week’s worth of these crisps in advance, so you can indulge whenever you crave them throughout the week.
Enjoy this week’s meals, all full of our most favorite spring veggies! Which meal are you most looking forward to this week?
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