ThePrep: 400-Calorie Dinners for Spring
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Spring is here! Well, the rainy part of spring is here. But nonetheless, it's here! And with it, are new cravings for light and fresh recipes that feel like spring. This week of healthy dinners delivers and features lots of lemon, herbs, greens and other bright flavors. Plus they clock in right around 400 calories per serving to help you feel your best all week long.
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Lemon is on my mind come springtime, which is why you'll see plenty of citrus-spiked dinners in this week's menu, like Monday's Grilled Lemon-Pepper Salmon in Foil and Thursday's Lemon Chicken Pasta. Tuesday's simple Pea Soup is another winner I love making this time of year. This light dinner gets paired with a simple salad topped with my favorite dressing as of late—the Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette. Whenever I have this vinaigrette in my fridge, I'm way more likely to serve myself a salad for lunch or dinner. It's just so good!
On Friday night, I venture out to my grill again to make the Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki. This will be the first time of many I make this recipe in the coming months. It's always a crowd pleaser!
Sunday: One-Pan Chicken & Asparagus Bake with 1 slice whole-wheat baguette (422 calories)
Wednesday: Charred Shrimp & Pesto Buddha Bowls (429 calories)
Thursday: Lemon Chicken Pasta with 1 slice whole-wheat baguette (420 calories)
Friday: Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki (376 calories)
This oatmeal-meets-muffin-tin cake recipe is perfect for having a healthy breakfast available on busy weekdays. It'll be especially great for this coming week, as I'm trying to walk more in the mornings before work, and having breakfast already made means I won't have to rush.
Get the Recipe: Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes
I picked up a bunch of gorgeous blood oranges from the store this week and will be enjoying them with breakfast, as snacks and—maybe the best way to enjoy them—as margaritas. While this Blood Orange Margarita looks fancy, it's really easy to make. The recipe serves six, but feel free to adjust up or down.
Get the Recipe: Blood Orange Margaritas
ThePrep | Week of 3/26/22 - 4/1/22