Get you out of the winter rut with fresh low-calorie menus for spring featuring seasonal produce and fresh ingredients. The
best part? They are all under 500 calories.
Cobb Salad Pizza Menu
This recipe gives you the best of both worlds—pizza and salad combined! To save time, use refrigerated pizza dough and rotisserie
chicken. The colorful vegetables and crunchy crust are perfect for a light spring meal. Serve with fresh orange spritzers
and impress your guests with this quick meal.
Give your chicken quesadillas a spring makeover by adding pepper jack cheese and peaches. The peaches are a sweet and unexpected
addition to this meal. If you’re not a pepper jack fan, try substituting fontina or brie to get the same creamy texture. Serve
the quesadillas with a spinach salad with cumin vinaigrette for flavorful meal.
Try something new with your salad by adding flank steak, a great source of lean protein. At less than 300 calories, this hearty
salad is a great weeknight meal that’s healthy too. Switch it up by replacing the plums with seedless red grapes or peaches.
To give this meal a true Southern flair, make crunchy cornmeal breadsticks for your family.
This frittata is great for brunch or a light dinner. By serving it with a watercress-radish salad, you’ll add a gourmet touch
to a simple meal. At less than 200 calories and only taking 30 minutes to make, this is an easy go-to recipe for any occasion.
This menu definitely screams winter is over. The chopped cilantro and chipotle chili give the spicy shrimp salad a Southwestern
twist, while the avocado, mango, and pineapple salad add a sweet touch. Looking to cut back on calories? Using lettuce cups
instead of bread makes this dish less than 250 calories.
Pasta with Asparagus, Pancetta, and Pine Nuts Menu
Take advantage of spring vegetables, like asparagus, by including it in your pasta dish. Asparagus is low in calories and
adds color to a meal. Toss it with pancetta and pine nuts, for a dish that’s rich in flavor and full of nutrients. Create
your own crostini by toasting a baguette and topping with a white bean and thyme spread.
Spice up your salad with peppery arugula, sweet cherry tomatoes, and herbes de Provence. Kalamata olives also add a Mediterranean
touch to this dish. This salad is a quick weeknight meal and a healthy choice at less than 300 calories. Bring out the flavors
of the salad by serving Asiago-black pepper bread. Your guests will feel like they’re in a restaurant because the food tastes
just as good as it looks.
Gazpacho is a cold soup and a springtime favorite. By using the freshest ingredients, like tomatoes, cucumbers, and red bell
peppers, your meal will be full of flavor and nutrients. Gazpacho is also a great source of fiber and has only 175 calories
per serving. Consider the shrimp on top like icing on a cake, they round out the meal. Serve with toasted pita slices for
a delicious and filling menu.
Add a Southwestern flair to your salad by combining grilled corn, fresh cilantro, and lime juice. Crab and Grilled Corn Salad
is perfect for supper or a dinner party. It’s high in fiber and low in calories. By serving the salad in lettuce cups, it
adds a fun touch to this light dish. To finish the meal, bake Manchego-Black Pepper Breadsticks using the creamy Spanish cheese.
Save on the calories by baking fried chicken using panko crumbs. At less than 300 calories, the panko crumbs will add a crunchy
texture and golden-brown hue to the dish. The chopped walnuts also add a delightful texture to the chicken, while the rosemary
adds flavor. Make this meal kid-friendly by serving with honey-mustard dipping sauce. To balance out this meal, include a
green salad and Toasted Garlic Escarole for added vitamins.