Here are 14 of our favorite healthy March recipes to enjoy on weekdays or when gathering with friends and family in the warmer weather.
Spring is finally around the corner! We always get so excited when a new season arrives because it means we have a whole new set of in-season fruits and veggies to cook with. Eating seasonal produce is a great way to boost the nutrient content of your meals as well as the flavor. Buying in-season produce is also less expensive than buying produce that is grown across the world. Here are 14 of our favorite Spring recipes to enjoy this March when the weather is warming up.
14 Easy and Healthy Recipes to Cook this March
Here are a few of the in-season recipes we will be making this March:
- Air Fryer Artichoke and White Bean Salad with Parmesan Dressing
- Fattoush Salad
- Spring Farro with Asparagus, Snap Peas and Radishes
- Chicken Marbella
- White Bean and Artichoke Dip with Crudite
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos
- Greek Meatballs with Mediterranean Quinoa
- Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma
- Mediterranean Bento Lunch Box
- Busy Morning Egg Muffins
- Spicy Shrimp Tostadas
- Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi
- Healthy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
- Vegan Pasta Alfredo
Best Spring Salads
1. Air Fryer Artichoke and White Bean Salad with Parmesan Dressing
When it gets warmer out, we crave refreshing salads. If you are looking for a new go-to weekday lunch salad, try our Air Fryer Artichoke and White Bean Salad with Parmesan Dressing. Because we recommend making it with a sturdier green like kale, it will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, making it a no-brainer for busy weeks. And if you haven’t tried air frying artichokes, you are missing out!
Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts Salad with White Beans & Parmesan
2. Fattoush Salad
We will also be making our Fattoush Salad. Fattoush is a Middle Eastern bread salad (who doesnt love a bread salad?!) that is made from toasted pita and a combination of chopped vegetables and herbs with a delicious sumac dressing. If you don’t have sumac, lemon zest is a great alternative.
3. Spring Farro with Asparagus, Snap Peas and Radishes
This time of year, we also love big grain salads that can feed a family or work well for make ahead lunches. Our Spring Farro with Asparagus, Snap Peas and Radishes is such a great salad made with lots of spring veggies, giving it an amazing flavor.
Spring Farro with Asparagus, Snap Peas and RadishesView Recipe
Best Crowd-Pleasing Meals
4. Chicken Marbella
Enjoying meals with family and friends is an important component of the Mediterranean diet. If you are entertaining this month or looking for an elevated meal for your family, you can’t go wrong with our Chicken Marbella. It comes together in a flash so you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen prepping and can actually enjoy hosting and entertaining your friends and loved ones.
5. White Bean and Artichoke Dip with Crudite
To start, wow your guests with our White Bean and Artichoke Dip with Crudite. This dip is full of filling fiber and antioxidants. Just throw the ingredients in a food processor and you’ve got a crowd-pleasing appetizer!
White Bean and Artichoke Dip with CruditeView Recipe
6. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos
Serving a crowd but don’t have time to cook? Pull out your slow cooker and make these Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos. Set up a taco bar with all of your favorite toppings. We love avocado, pico de gallo and cilantro.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork TacosView Recipe
7. Greek Meatballs with Mediterranean Quinoa
We love making meatballs for a crowd because they can be prepped in advance and doubling the recipe is so easy! These Greek Meatballs with Mediterranean Quinoa is a spring favorite. It’s a filling meal that is full of flavor.
Greek Meatballs with Mediterranean Quinoa
Quick & Easy Meals for a Busy Week
8. Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma
If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we are all about quick & easy meals. Most people (including ourselves!) don’t have time to cook complicated meals during the week. That’s why we love sheet pan meals like our popular Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma. This is one of our tried-and-true recipes that people go crazy for.
Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma
9. Mediterranean Bento Lunch Box
For a quick lunch, try our Mediterranean Bento Lunch Box. Bento boxes like this one are great for portioning out your meals. The vegetable portion of the meal should always go in the largest part of the box. This chickpea greek salad will become a new lunch staple.
10. Busy Morning Egg Muffins
And if fitting in a healthy breakfast is a challenge, meal prep our Busy Morning Egg Muffins. We love making these on a Sunday and popping them in the fridge (or freezer!) so all we have to do is heat them up and go. You can throw whatever veggies or cheese you have on-hand!
Busy Morning Egg Muffins
Shrimp Meals We Love
11. Spicy Shrimp Tostadas
Shrimp is a great source of lean protein and micronutrients like selenium and vitamin B12. When it gets warmer out, we always crave more seafood. If you feel the same way, you’ll love our Spicy Shrimp Tostadas. These are so easy to make and so versatile – you can really put anything on your tostada!
Spicy Shrimp TostadasView Recipe
12. Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi
We also love this Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi because you can toss the squash in the oven to bake while you prepare the rest of the sauce ingredients. The shrimp scampi sauce is made of garlic, butter, red pepper flakes, lemon and a little white wine. Tasty, light, and fresh!
Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi
The Best Spring Vegetarian Meals
13. Healthy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
We just added this Healthy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole to our site and it has been an instant hit among our team! This is a lightened up version of a traditional broccoli casserole. Quinoa is a great source of plant-based protein, making this meal as filling as it is delicious and comforting.
Healthy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa CasseroleView Recipe
14. Vegan Pasta Alfredo
Your pasta night just got an upgrade with our Vegan Pasta Alfredo. We love fettuccine alfredo as much as the next person but wanted to take a stab at lightening up this classic comfort dish. To do this, we used a cashew-based sauce that mimics the creamy texture of an alfredo sauce without the heavy cream. This cashew cream sauce not only tastes amazing but has the same creamy texture as your standard alfredo sauce, making it an excellent, healthy swap.