Healthy Family Dinners for Spring

From burgers and salad to pasta and roasted pork, these recipes will get you through the spring months.


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BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burgers

bbq cheddar bacon burgers and fries

Photo by Victor Protasio

Photo by Victor Protasio

Tips: 

  • Grated zucchini adds moistness to often-dry ground turkey. A cup of grated or finely chopped mushrooms also works well
  • Skip the mess: Wet your hands when shaping the patties. 
  • Ditch the bun and wrap this burger in a few lettuce leaves instead, or serve the cheese-topped patty on a salad.

ALSO SEE: 10 Quick and Easy Recipes

Makes 6

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Grilled Shrimp Caesar

caesar with grilled shrimp

Photo by Victor Protasio

Photo by Victor Protasio

Tip: For bigger appetites, make the Caesar into a sandwich—just layer the components on a hero or hoagie roll.

ALSO SEE: Hearty, Healthy Dinner Salads

Makes 6

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Chicken and Apple Slaw

apple-chicken slaw and spoon

Photo by Victor Protasio

Photo by Victor Protasio

Shredded chicken 3 ways:

  • Pile into taco shells and top with salsa, cheese and shredded lettuce. 
  • Stir into mac and cheese along with cooked broccoli. 
  • Make chicken salad and stuff into centers of halved avocados.

RELATED: 12 Easy Meals to Make With Rotisserie Chicken

Makes 6

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Pork with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

pork asparagus and blueberry balsamic

Photo by Victor Protasio

Photo by Victor Protasio


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Fettuccine with Quick Tomato Sauce

fettuccine with tomato sauce in pan

Photo by Victor Protasio

Photo by Victor Protasio

Did you know?
The main difference between cherry and grape tomatoes is their shape. Grape tomatoes are oblong, like their namesakes, while cherry tomatoes are round. Also, grape tomatoes have thicker skin and are slightly less sweet, while cherry tomatoes are juicier. Either type would work well in the fettuccine.

Tip: Stir cooked sausage into fettuccine—a flavored chicken one would be delicious—or fully cooked mini meatballs. 

Makes 6