Spring Mediterranean Diet Dinners Meal Plan (April 8)

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Spring Mediterranean Diet Dinners are on the menu this week as march into the second week of April. With the holiday behind us and a whole new month ahead, we’re keeping weeknight dinners easy, healthy, and filled with fresh spring flavors! In this menu, you will find one-pot meals, classic Mediterranean flavors, a grill season preview, and a delicious week ahead!

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What to Eat This Month

This week I posted April Recipes to Make This Month with In-Season Vegetables, which is an annual post I keep on hand during the month. In revisitng my research, I came across an article from Eating Well Magazine on five foods you should stock up on in April according to an R.D.

You can read the entire article here, but this is a quick overview of 5 foods to stock up on this month.

1. Avocados

“April marks the beginning of avocado season in the United States. Not only are avocados a source of heart-healthy fats, they’re also a great way to add more heart-healthy fiber and folate to your diet. In fact, just one-quarter of an avocado provides 2.5 grams of filling fiber, according to the USDA. Plus, avocados act as a great nutrient booster in recipes, because the heart-healthy fats actually help you absorb the fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E and K) contained in other foods.”

2. Asparagus

“A 1-cup serving of raw asparagus provides 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 56 micrograms of bone-strengthening vitamin K (more than half of the daily recommended intake for adults), according to the USDA.” It’s also a great source of prebiotic fiber.

3. Edamame

April is National Soy Foods Month. Edamame is an easy dietary addition as its available year around in the freezer section. “Edamame adds plant-based protein, fiber and other key nutrients to spring salads, dips, snacks and more.”

4. Radishes

I have to admit, my eyes are constantly seeking the bright spring colors of fresh radishes these days. “Whether you enjoy radishes raw on a salad or roasted, you will reap the nutrient benefits they offer. A half-cup serving of sliced raw radishes provides just 9 calories for 1 gram of filling fiber, in addition to nutrients like potassium and vitamin C, according to the USDA.”

5. Sweet Potatoes

While you may consider these veggies a fall or winter offering, they are perfect in the spring. They are an excellent source of vitamin A and contain filling fiber. They also pair well with spring flavors like citrus fruits, greens, mushrooms, and beets.

Here’s what is on this week’s Spring Mediterranean Diet menu.

Spring Mediterranean Diet Dinners Menu

Monday’s dinner feels like spring has arrived with its warmer weather and brighter days. This simple frittata is a meatless dish filled with healthy vegetables and seasonal greens. It’s easy to make and a delicious way to begin a healthy new week. I’ll be adding whole-grain bread for the guys in my house.

Tuesday’s dinner is an easy one-pot pasta dish filled with vegetables and flavor in under 30 minutes. Feel free to add protein on the side, like seafood or a lean chicken breast if needed. If you have leftover cooked chicken, stir it in at the end and heat through. Add a spring salad and dinner is done!

Wednesday’s dinner is a classic Mediterranean chicken dish, also made in one pot, this time, a skillet. It’s packed with flavor from garlicky seared chicken, briny olives, creamy feta, and tomatoes. And… it’s ready in 30 minutes.

Thursday’s dinner is a light Mediterranean seafood salad bowl filled with only a handful of ingredients yet bringing delicious flavor. It’s perfect for a Thursday! Add whole-grain pitas to round out the meal.

Friday’s dinner is a Greek street food classic—and so delicious! If it isn’t warm enough to grill (or if your grill isn’t yet ready for the season), you can cook inside on a stovetop griddle or skillet. Don’t skip the 5-minute Greek Tzatziki Sauce or 2-minute Greek Dill Yogurt Sauce—it makes the meal!

The Treat is a naturally sweetened “treat” that just might remind you of carrot cake.

Have a beautiful and healthy week!

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Spring Mediterranean Diet Dinners Meal Plan (April 8)

Spring Mediterranean Diet Dinners Meal Plan (April 8)

Enjoy the taste of spring with these easy and healthy Mediterranean Diet Dinners. From one-pot meals to grilled dishes, these recipes are filled with fresh seasonal flavors.

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