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Fresh & Fit: Seasonal Spring Recipes

  • Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

    The ingredients in this colorful salad balance each other's strong flavors to make a sweet and savory side dish.

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  • Beets & Greens Salad with Cannellini Beans

    Use beets with tender greens attached to make this delicious salad with beans and vinaigrette.

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  • Egg Thread Soup with Asparagus

    Fresh asparagus gives this easy soup recipe a mild, sweet flavor.

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  • Sugar Snap Salad

    Sweet snap peas, scallions, and red peppers make a crisp and colorful salad. Switch things up by adding asparagus or using shallots instead of scallions.

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  • Broccoli Slaw

    Make this classic recipe lighter with a reduced-fat mayo and yogurt dressing.

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  • Roasted Beet Salad

    Time to get over your childhood aversion to this nutrient-rich vegetable. Roasted beets make a sweet and earthy side salad.

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  • Roasted Broccoli with Lemon

    Roasting broccoli enhances the flavors and natural sweetness for a delicious side dish with just a few added ingredients.

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  • Raspberry-Balsamic Chicken with Shallots

    We don't expect you to make your own raspberry jam — though we'd be very impressed if you did. Vary the flavors by using black cherry jam and red-wine vinegar, apricot jam and apple cider vinegar, or orange marmalade and sherry vinegar.

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  • Watercress & Sugar Snap Salad

    A warm dressing made with caramelized onions, rice vinegar, and toasted sesame oil brings out the sweet flavor of sugar snap peas.

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  • Simple Sauteed Spinach

    Garlic and a squeeze of lemon are all you need to make a refreshing side dish full of flavor and vitamins.

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  • Roasted Asparagus with Caper Dressing

    A caper dressing adds just enough saltiness to balance the mellow flavors of asparagus.

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  • Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots and Peppers

    The bright colors in this side salad are enough to perk up any weeknight dinner.

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  • Stuffed Chard with Fresh Marinara

    Serve these beef-stuffed rolls with whole wheat spaghetti for a healthy twist on spaghetti and meatballs.

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  • Chilled Snap Peas with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

    Make this vegetable side dish in advance for a cool addition to any meal.

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  • Beet Bliss Salad

    A sophisticated salad you can assemble in minutes.

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  • Broccoli Rabe, White Bean & Fontina Pasta

    Use broccoli or baby spinach to make this family-friendly pasta recipe.

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  • Snap Pea Salad with Radish and Lime

    The cool flavors of radishes and lime make this the perfect spring salad.

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  • Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing

    A sweet dressing will convert even the pickiest eaters into salad lovers.

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  • Chard with Green Olives, Currants & Goat Cheese

    Serve this salad of chard, green olives, currants, and goat cheese with lamb chops for a Mediterranean-inspired dinner.

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  • Sugar Snap Pea & Shrimp Curry

    You can make this flavorful dinner recipe in less than 30 minutes. Make it a meal and serve with brown rice.

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  • Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

    Toss dark leafy greens, tomatoes, and white beans with gnocchi topped with mozzarella for a one-skillet meal that's sure to become a dinnertime go-to.

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  • Chard with Shallots, Pancetta & Walnuts

    In case the promise of pancetta and walnuts isn't enough to make you want to try this dish, chard is a great source of iron and magnesium, which relaxes muscles and boosts mood-lifting serotonin.

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  • Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

    Roast slices of lemon with asparagus for a vibrant-looking dish with a crisp taste. Pair with seafood for a complete meal.

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  • Green Salad with Asparagus and Peas

    Asparagus, peas, and lettuce, superstars of the spring garden, come together to make a fresh salad that you can serve with chicken or fish for a healthy lunch.

    Originally published on, March 2010.

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