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31 Recipes to Spring Clean Your Diet with Green Eats

31 Recipes to Spring Clean Your Diet with Green Eats


It was 60° over the weekend. Yippee! (My kids even rummaged around in the bins of stored summer clothes and found some shorts to wear.) March appears to be coming in like a lamb.

And we’re just week’s away from spring but while fresh local produce is still months many days away, I find myself itching to get more green on our plates.

So I’m cleaning out heartier recipes of root veggies and winter squash – and ‘greening up’ our meals.

I’ve been telling my kids, “Look through the fridge to see if you can find something green to add to dinner.” This helps the kids be more in-control of what’s on their plate – and way more interested in eating it. And yes, flecks of green count count too – and so do green kiwis.

Here are 31 brand-new ways to ‘green’ you plate – at every meal – and snacks too:

Baked Eggs with Fennel |@TspCurry

Green Ways to Start the Day at Breakfast

Baked Eggs with Fennel – Teaspoon of Spice

Sweet Potato and Kale Hash – Meri @Real Living Nutrition

Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Cups – Ginger @Champagne Nutrition

Mini Spinach & Sweet Potato Frittata – Jodi @The Average RD

Wild Mushroom, Spinach & Herb Frittata with Lemon Yogurt Sauce – McKenzie @NourishRDs

31 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet | @TspCurry

Spring Soups and Sides

Healthy Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup – Kristy @Chocolate Slopes

Asparagus Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette – Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN

Five Spice Baby Bok Choy – Meme @Living Well Kitchen

Pea Soup with Fresh Herbs – Meri @Real Living Nutrition

Roasted Lemon Asparagus – Brittany @Your Choice Nutrition

Asparagus with Cheese Sauce – Teaspoon of Spice

Asparagus with cheese sauce | @tspcurry

New Ideas for Spring Salads 

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Flaxseeds & Hemp Seeds – Amy @Amy Gorin Nutrition

Spring Salad with Bulgur, Mandarins & Snap Peas – Lauren @Nutri Savvy

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad – Alysa @Inspired RD

Make Ahead Chop Chop Salad – Kelli @Hungry Hobby

Butter Lettuce Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette and Spicy Pumpkin Seed Brittle – Abby @Abby Langer Nutrition

Garlic Scape Green Goddess Dressing – Teaspoon of Spice

Chipotle Sweet Potato Arugula Salad – Min @MJ and Hungryman

31 Ways to Green Your Diet | @TspCurry

Meals with Green

Spicy Farmbox Stir Fry – Kelli @Hungry Hobby

Savory Moroccan Spiced Oatmeal – Jess @Dietitian Jess Nutrition

Green & Goat Cheese Pie with Potato Crust – Danielle @My Bottemless Boyfriend

Swiss Chard and Bacon Quesadilla – Min @MJ and Hungryman31 Recipes to Spring Clean Your Diet with Green Eats via @tspcurry Click To Tweet

Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad – Liz @Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Pistachio Power Pasta – Heather @Nutty Nutritionist

Green Masala Egg Curry – Dixya @Food Pleasure Health

31 ways to green your diet

Green Powered Snacks

Step by Step Guide to Rolling Fresh Spring Rolls – Emily @Emily Kyle Nutrition

Eat the ‘Bugs’ Do-it-yourself Probiotic Pickles – Rebecca @Rebecca Scritchfield

Pistachio Marshmallows – Kalee @The Crowded Table

Broccoli Rabe, Bacon and Eggs Bruschetta – Teaspoon of Spice

Green Machine Hummus – Liz @Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Berry Green Dream Smoothie – Meme @Living Well Kitchen

31 ways to spring clean your diet

How do you get more green onto your plate? Have farmers’ markets started in your area yet? Any tips for getting kids to eat anything green? Let us know!


Wednesday 21st of March 2018

There are so many recipes I want to try from this list! Bookmarking and can't wait to Spring clean with these recipes!

Lauren O'Connor

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Great round-up! Thanks for including my recipe. :)


Monday 29th of February 2016

Considering we didn't have a winter here in Texas, I guess there won't be much difference weatherwise now that spring is upon us. I'm not quite ready to part ways with my root vegetables..but all these fresh recipes are making my heart flutter and mouth drool ;). Thanks for such a wonderful roundup and for including my recipes!!

Serena Ball

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Ha! You have a heart of butter(nut) huh, Min?! I get ya!

dixya @ food, pleasure, and health

Monday 29th of February 2016

i do smoothies mostly to get my greens in - esp when added with bananas and berries, its delicious..our farmers market started but i havent been there yet.

Serena Ball

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Sigh, I know Dixya. Our farmers markets are still over 90 days away. Yup, I'm counting!

Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

Monday 29th of February 2016

I'm so excited for spring to almost be here! We had a tease of it yesterday - although not quite shorts weather! Can't wait to make some of these recipes. Thanks for including my Asparagus salad!

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