How about packing up some quick and easy spring dinner recipes in less than 20 minutes?
During the springtime, I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen. After all, the last thing I want to do during those long, spring days is turn on my regular oven.
11 Spring Dinner Recipes In Less Than 20 Minutes
Here are healthy spring dinner recipes that can be made in less than 20 minutes. Now you have no excuse for tucking into that pizza after work!
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
Another insanely simple meal. Cook the spaghetti (or brown rice pasta) according to package directions (about 15 minutes).
Meanwhile, sauté some chopped onion, garlic, broccoli, or other vegetables of your choosing in a skillet.
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Then, add the veggies, onion, and garlic to a jar of tomato spaghetti sauce. When the pasta is done, toss in the sauce and serve.
One cup of cooked whole wheat spaghetti contains only 174 calories and 1 gram of fat, but it contains a remarkable 6 grams of fiber (25% of your daily requirement).
Salmon Teriyaki with Garlic Sweet Potato
This may appear complicated, but it isn’t. Place one salmon fillet per person on a baking sheet and drizzle with teriyaki sauce.
Place them in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until they are just glossy throughout (depending on the thickness of the fillet).
Meanwhile, peel and slice two sweet potatoes per person, then place them in a pot of boiling water for 8 minutes, or until tender.
Drain the water, then mash the potatoes with 1 garlic clove per person. Season with pepper to taste.
Voila! A nutritious, quick dinner. For extra nutrients, add some cooked broccoli to the meal.
The salmon has heart-rich omega-3 fatty acids, the sweet potatoes include fiber, complex carbs, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, and the garlic helps maintain good cholesterol and blood pressure levels, lessening your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Salad and baked potato
Baked potatoes are a quick and easy way to prepare a nutritious dinner. Prick the skin with a fork, microwave for 12 minutes, and dinner is ready.
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You can top it with whatever you like – tuna, baked beans, cottage cheese – and have a salad on the side.
One big baked potato offers 278 calories, 0.4 grams of fat, and 6.6 grams of fiber, which is 26% of your daily fiber need!
Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
This is yet another quick and healthy spring dinner recipe. One chicken breast per person is required. Put them in a skillet (frying pan) with olive oil.
Cook for about 3 minutes on each side over medium heat, or until they begin to brown.
Then, add 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, and 1 tsp balsamic vinegar to the pan (these amounts don’t have to be perfect).
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Cook for one minute after mixing the chicken with the honey, mustard, and vinegar, then transfer to a baking tray.
Preheat the oven to 400°F for 10 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked through).
While the chicken is baking, prepare a bowl of salad for each individual. You can add baby spinach leaves, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), green onions (spring onions), carrots, beets, or whatever else you choose.
When the chicken is done, slice it and serve it on top of the salad with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Egg and Bean Burritos
These breakfast burritos are equally wonderful for dinner and are surprisingly healthful.
1 whole wheat flour tortilla, 1/3 can black beans, 2 eggs, ¼ avocado, 1 tomato, 1 green onion, 1 tbsp nonfat yogurt, and a sprinkling of grated cheese are required per person.
Warm up the black beans. Cut the avocado into slices. Chop the tomato and green onion and combine them with the balsamic vinegar, chili flakes, or hot sauce.
Scramble the eggs with a dash of spicy sauce and a pinch of salt. Heat the tortillas.
Put some beans, egg, avocado, tomato mixture, yogurt, and cheese on each tortilla, roll it into a burrito, and enjoy. Alternatively, you may simply place all of the ingredients on the table and let everyone make their own.
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Spring Dinner Recipes Without Using Your Oven
Here are a few spring dinner recipe ideas for what you may create and serve during those hot summer days that don’t require the use of an oven.
Stove-Top Stir-Fry Meals
You may quickly prepare some meat (pork, beef, or chicken work nicely), fresh vegetables, and your favorite stir fry sauce. These dinners often take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Crock Pot Roasts
In a slow cooker, slow cook a beef or pork roast for several hours. pig and sauerkraut, BBQ pulled pig roast, or a beef roast with potatoes and veggies are some of my favorite dishes.
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Stews and soups
These can be cooked in a big stock pot on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. Chicken corn soup, chicken potpie, beef vegetables, hamburger chili, or ham and bean soup are all good options.
These are not the same as stir-fries. You can buy prefabricated dinners like Tuna, Chicken, or Hamburger Helper, or you can create your own meat, pasta, or rice dinners by exploring the Internet for stove-top recipes.
Indoor and Outdoor Grilling
During the hot summer months, I use both an indoor electric grill and a traditional outdoor gas grill.
Grill your meats or kabobs, as well as your fresh vegetables and fruits. We enjoy making grilled foil packet foods, for which there are hundreds of recipes available on the Internet.
Precooked Frozen Dinners
During the spring season, I store my freezer with a variety of precooked frozen entrees that I prepare over a three-day period.
It’s time to think beyond the oven when it comes to summer cooking. Looking for alternate ways to prepare your family’s dinners can help you save money and time.
A Word From GetMe Treated
Whatever spring dinner recipes you are planning, there are hundreds of simple starting recipes to pick from.
The greatest starting are those that are easy to create, yet you can select between classic and unique starters.
Whether you want to use meat, fish, poultry, or vegetarian foods, there are hot easy starters that are appropriate for every spring dinner recipes party and that your guests will like.