I love a time of renewal. Spring is exactly that. The dead of winter reveals all that is fresh and green. It’s a time to reorganize, reboot, and smell the roses. I even enjoy spring cleaning. I have a whole list to tackle in our new house and I am truly excited about it. Fresh Fit Meal Plan Guide Week 14 is a nod to all that is spring. You’ll find fresh spring inspired dishes. Asparagus, peas, strawberries, and lettuces are just a few things you’re going to start seeing at your farmer’s market. When we take advantage of eating in season, the flavors are undeniably better. So let’s experience that renewal in our homes and with this latest meal plan guide, our kitchens!
Fresh Fit Meal Plan Guide Week 14- Breakfast
These muffins have whole grains, fruit, and the sweetness of strawberry. The perfect on the go breakfast.
Fresh Fit Meal Plan Guide Week 14 – Dinner Ideas
While we are having a strawberry moment… how about this Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese. I would recommend you make the chicken from my Chicken Milanese recipe with this salad. Oh. so. delish.
Get creative with these and use what you have on hand. Sweet potatoes make this a super hearty dish. You can really use whatever sounds good to you.
Lemon just screams spring. This lemon garlic shrimp fettuccine would be fabulous if you added some spring asparagus. Just sayin’ 😉
Because I love pasta I had to feature this deliciously green Creamy Avocado Pasta. It conjures up nothing but fresh feels. Erin from Well Plated brings us this one. Highly recommend.
Stir Fry has to be the best way to use up that veggie drawer. Kate from Cookie and Kate has the answer with this delicious and nutritious Spring Veggie Stir Fry.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s ode to spring filled fare. I know I love a season change because it inspires me all over again. You’ll notice that each week I tend to tackle a variety of recipes and ways of eating. I hope that when you come to Fresh Fit Kitchen you find that there’s something for everyone.
I was reading comments on another blog this week and I saw someone literally rip into the blogger about the amount of fruit sugar in her smoothie recipe. This ballooned into some of her followers defending the recipe and an overall discussion on whether the recipe was healthy or not. Apparently fruit filled smoothies are getting a bad rap? Who knew?
I was recently featured in an article in Cooking Light called “The New Healthy.” If you’re a subscriber you may have seen the picture of my cute little smoothie. The New Healthy is whatever you need for your body. Your life style. The message of the article was that healthy has evolved over the years and the New Healthy is defined in all sorts of ways. I try to embrace that concept on the blog. Whether you call yourself Vegan, Paleo, Vegetarian, Low Carb or whatever, it’s all just food. You should do what feels good for you. It’s food. It”s not your religion. I mean some of my friends would say food is my religion, because I just talk about it all the time. My point is that we should be supportive of each other.
Additionally if you find yourself demonizing foods as good or bad I’d encourage you to relax a little. Potatoes are not the devil. You may choose not to eat them, but if that choice is rooted in food fear, it’s more than that. Some of the most food-centric cultures, are also some of the healthiest. Food was meant to be enjoyed not feared. If you’re eating whole healthy foods 80% of the time you’re doing better than most and your body is likely quite healthy. Basically, if you find yourself standing on a soap box demonizing a fruit smoothie, check yourself before you wreck yourself okay? 😉
That’s all for now. Share these meals with a friend and tag me on instagram @freshfitkitchen if you make these recipes!