Quick and Delicious Spring Recipes
When it comes to food, I love spring - a bounty of yummy produce is ready to be eaten, and what better time to use them than in some quick and delicious spring recipes?! My latest magazine, Fit Over 50: Spring Into Shape, has an entire section devoted to nutrition (including ways to boost your metabolism via food, spring produce to add to your cart, and fat-busting foods), and includes quick and delicious spring recipes, too! Each takes less than 30 minutes to make, and offer up plenty of nutrients as well as taste.
I include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, treats, beverages and more - all under 30 minutes each! Quick, delicious, and nourishing - you can't ask for more than that!
Below are two of my favorites - get all my quick and delicious spring recipes when you buy Fit Over 50: Spring Into Shape!
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Ragin’ Cajun Salmon
Quinoa is terrific
because it’s so rich in protein
and fiber, and it’s super
versatile too. I like
to use it in salads, casseroles
TIME: 20 minutes | MAKES: 1 serving
1 6-oz. piece salmon filet
1 cup quinoa
1 cup green beans
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1⁄2 tsp. minced garlic
1. Coat salmon in Cajun spices and broil, about 3-4 minutes per side for a 1/2-in. thick piece (cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of fish).
3. Sauté green beans in olive oil
and garlic over medium heat until tender and crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Place quinoa on a plate and top with salmon. Add green beans on the side.
2. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
I absolutely love this
peach smoothie: It’s tangy,
sweet and filling! Plus, it has
added fiber to keep your
digestive system running
TIME: 5 minutes | MAKES: 1 serving
4 oz. lemon yogurt
4 oz. whole milk
1⁄2 cup frozen or fresh sliced peaches
1⁄2 cup orange juice
1⁄4 cup toasted wheat bran
3 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!