12 Light Spring Dinners

Created March 2, 2017
Stop eating like it's still winter! Lighten up with recipes as fresh as spring. Here are 12 of our faves. MORE+ LESS-

As the weather heats up it’s time to toss off those layers, bid farewell to those winter blues, throw your arms open and enthusiastically declare: “Welcome back, Spring!”

Of course, now that you’ve come out of hibernation it’s time to stop eating like it’s still winter. Instead, try these light dinner recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied without weighing you down.


1. Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta Salad

Lemon adds an extra zing to this fresh, easy chicken pasta salad.


2. Grilled Tilapia Spinach Salad

Nothing says summer like smoky, grilled, flaky fish. Add some mushrooms, lime, candied nuts, and spinach for an awesome salad.


3. Chicken Cranberry and Goat Cheese Salad

This simple salad can be tossed together on the fly with pre-made chicken breast or store-bought rotisserie chicken.


4. Healthified Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet

Serve up this quick skillet with tortillas, rice, or even stuffed in peppers!


 5. Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans

This Mexican inspired quinoa dish is not only healthy and tastes great, but it’s vegan-friendly too!


6. Zucchini Pasta

This “pasta” made from zucchini is so refreshing you won’t miss the noodles.


 7. Quinoa Pilaf with Salmon and Asparagus

Fluffy quinoa and salmon make this dish packed with protein and flavor.


8. Easy Real Fish Tacos

You’ll drool over these fish tacos with edamame, corn, and spicy cream sauce.


9. Grilled Halibut with Herbed Lime Butter

Halibut is a mild white fish, but there’s nothing mild about the ginger, lime, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno flavors in this dish!


10. Easy Stuffed Avocado Salad

Ditch the dish and use creamy, fresh avocado halves to serve up this tasty salad.


11. Tomato and Corn Risotto

Tomato and corn add springtime flavors to creamy risotto.


12. Rainbow Salad in a Glass

Get big time WOW by carefully layering your ingredients into a gorgeous rainbow salad!


So celebrate spring by grabbing a cold drink and tucking into one of these delicious, satisfying, light meals!