Refreshing your meals with seasonal ingredients is one of the best ways to keep your diet interesting so you don’t end up over-indulging in the wrong kinds of foods when midnight rolls around. Spring, in particular, is all about light, bright flavors that still satisfy. It’s the perfect way to renew the resolutions you made at the start of 2017. Try one (or all 4) of these recipes for a special nod to the changing temperatures!
SPRING VEGETABLE STEW
Cranberry beans (or fava beans if you can’t find cranberry) and lots of greens make this stew healthy and flavorful. Jump right into the spirit of spring with herbs and vegetables like asparagus, chives, chervil leaves, and zucchini, and let this starter serve as a healthy beginning to your meal.
SPRING EGG DROP SOUP
If you love egg drop soup but don’t love the heavy feeling you have after the last drop, this soup is definitely for you. With a lighter take on a traditional favorite, it gives you a chance to use the many kinds of garlic available this season while still giving you plenty of veggies like asparagus, peas and onions. People who eat soup before their entree tend to consume fewer calories overall—even when you account for the calories of the soup.
BALSAMIC CHICKEN WITH CORN AND SWISS CHARD
With Swiss Chard in season right about now and chicken being a light alternative to red meat any day of the week, this recipe uses mustard and balsamic vinegar to bring the dish together. It’s also simple enough to make on a weekday when you’re exhausted after work.
STRAWBERRY LEMON BARS
Few things say spring like strawberries, and these bars are a stunning combination of tart and sweet for a big hit at any gathering. They’re easy to make, and look particularly appetizing when cut into small pieces and put in a flower petal cup.
Those who live in Edgewater apartments know the value of the mild breezes and the newly awakening flowers. If you’re looking for a fresher take on apartment living or maybe more kitchen space to whip up your spring favorites, give Infinity a call for more information about our apartments.