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Quick and Easy Spring Meal Ideas

Sharing these Quick and Easy Spring Meal Ideas for fast, fresh, and delicious meal inspiration.

During the warmer months, I like to find recipes and meal ideas that are simple to make and require minimal amounts of cooking. With more time required in the garden, it only makes sense to have a wide range of dishes that I can make in a pinch.

Honestly, I have found that having fresh ingredients and pantry staples is of the utmost importance this time of year. When fresh vegetables, good olive oil, and dried goods are available, a quick meal is not far off.

Today I am sharing several quick spring meals we have been enjoying lately. I hope you find this post helpful in your meal planning for the week.

If you are interested in some easy meal ideas for breakfast, check out these 3 Whole Food Breakfasts on the blog or watch on YouTube.

Spring Meal Planning Tips

  • Fresh is best. Stock up weekly if you can on your family’s favorite veggies and fruits weekly.
  • A well-stocked dried goods pantry is your best friend. Think jarred tomatoes, pasta, lentils, flour, cooking oils, and good quality canned beans like garbanzo, black, and Cannellini.
  • Make enough for two meals so you can quickly heat leftovers the following day.
  • Prewash produce to save time.
  • Eat seasonally so the food is at its peek in flavor.

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#1 Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

As far as great spring meal ideas go, these mushrooms are seriously the BEST! Flavor-packed and cheesy, these stuffed Portobellos are a cinch to make and require just a few ingredients to whip up. I like serving them with a lightly dressed salad and a chilled glass of white wine is also not a bad idea.

sausage stuffed portobello mushrooms from the oven

#2 Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon

As far as easy goes, this is an all-around winning recipe. A simple glaze is mixed, slathered onto salmon filets, and baked. Pair it with a sheet pan of veggies and a pot of white rice, and dinner is made in a flash. This salmon is sweet but also a tad savory from the grainy mustard, which contrasts nicely. It is also versatile and still delicious the next day. It is a quick and easy recipe you can’t go wrong with.

glazed salmon on a plate

#3 Cheese Charcuterie Board

Now I realize that this might not seem like a meal. But trust me, they very much can be. And not only that but serving a Charcuterie or cheese board for dinner is fun and makes for lively conversation. I always pair mine with a tossed green salad to make it more substantial for a meal. There is absolutely no cooking on this and you get to decide what goes on the board.

So you can make it completely customized to your families tastes. Don’t be afraid to throw some goldfish crackers or finger sandwiches on there for the kids. The idea is a fast, fun meal that everyone will enjoy.

a cheese board

#4 Stir Fry with Ramen

Fresh veggies are the key to any stir fry. I love stocking up our veggies boxes in the fridge each week as it seems to give variety in the meals I prepare. Stir fries are some of the simplest to make and most versatile as you can use just about any sort of vegetable you have on hand. I like to toss the vegetables in garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Then finish them off by adding ramen noodles. By keeping fresh veggies or having a garden, and a pack or two of ramen noodles on hand; it allows for more flexibility in meal planning. I don’t have a recipe to share for this rather you can watch the video where I show you how I make a stir fry that will give you a good starting point.

veggies and ramen in a pan

#5 Homemade Pizzas

The term, homemade, might throw you off in terms of looking for a quick and easy meal for spring. However, don’t let that term sway you. Homemade pizza is pretty simple to make and you can opt to make this homemade dough or go the even easier route and use naan bread for individual pizzas.

Either way, a homemade or partially homemade pizza is satisfying and a crowd-pleaser. I am sharing one of our favorite family pizza recipes that includes homemade pizza dough. But you can also easily swap out that dough for naan or a pre-made crust.

pizzas on a baking sheet

I hope you have found today’s Quick and Easy Spring Meal Ideas helpful in your meal planning this week. Be sure to check out more recipes in our Spring and Summer Recipe Tab.

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