Vegetarian Meals for Spring…Spring…growing up in western New York State, Spring meant the snow beginning to melt with slush and mud taking its place, buds on the trees, and little spring flowers like daffodils and crocus beginning to peak through as I waited for my mom’s fragrant lilacs to permeate the yard.

daffodils

daffodils

The robins returned from their winter home and baby animals, wild and tame, were being born. I love Spring!

crocus

crocus

Spring brings about thoughts of barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. Vegetarian Meals for Spring offers a few options to keep your family and friend social gatherings healthy and quite delicious!

family picnic

Spring itself is light, airy, and often filled with happiness as new growth emerges, flowers blossom, and the birds fly to their summer homes. Like the Spring air, Spring meals are usually a little lighter than their winter hardy counterparts. While root vegetables such as potatoes, turnips, and yams might dominate the winter meals, spring fare features more greens, fruit, and lighter veggies such as peas and beans.

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More and more, people are turning to increasing their veggie portions to lighten their meals, while still enjoying them. Barbecues might include roasted veggies and even veggie kabobs. Picnic baskets often contain raw carrots and celery to snack on, along with delicious sandwich fare such as hummus and sprouts or cucumber and tomato. Light, nutritious, but so delightful!

Looking for healthy picnic ideas?

Veggie Spring Rolls

Veggie Spring Rolls

 

15 Vegetarian Meals for Spring

  1. Any cauliflower lovers out there? http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/whole-roasted-cauliflower-with-lemony-brown-butter/
  2. This delicious salad is sure to get your taste buds tingling. http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Kohlrabi-Apple-and-Watercress-Salad-with-Sumac-Yogurt-Dressing
  3. Spring rolls for spring! http://www.food.com/recipe/vegetarian-fresh-spring-rolls-44177
  4. http://ohsheglows.com/2014/05/02/springtime-strawberry-lime-mango-crisp-vegan-gf/
  5. These quinoa burgers will be sure to make it feel like spring! http://www.wholeliving.com/136524/30-vegetarian-recipes/@center/136755/green-home-guide
  6. Here are 4 great ones that will make your mouth water! http://bemorewithless.com/4-simple-vegan-recipes-for-spring/
  7. Mango salsa for everyone! http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/mango_salsa_2.htm
  8. Hummus to the rescue! http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/fresh-pea-hummus-crostini-with-pea-tendril-garnish
  9. Snap peas, yum! http://www.thekitchn.com/vegetarian-menus-for-spring-168047
  10. Garlic green beans would make the perfect side dish! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Garlic-Green-Beans/Detail.aspx?evt19=1&referringHubId=1988
  11. Bruschetta is always delicious, especially this version! http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/fast-fresh/spring-vegetable-recipes
  12. Mushrooms anyone? This would be a great meal or side dish! http://www.delish.com/cooking/g2002/spring-vegetables/?slide=3
  13. Get it? “Kale”sedilla ? http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/kalesadilla/
  14. Another great salad option, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/buckwheat-noodle-salad-recipe.html
  15. Just the side of garlic basil toast is worth this recipe! http://www.midwestliving.com/food/30-meatless-main-dish-recipes/?page=1

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