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Healthy Spring Recipes

Looking for some healthy, flavorful spring recipes? You'll love these quick-fix meals, exotic island dishes, decadent desserts, and yummy snacks.

Mahi Mahi with Remoulade

Topped with a fresh-flavor remoulade, grilled Mahi Mahi is a go-to recipe for warmer weather. Plus, this fish is low in saturated fat. Pair with grilled asparagus for a deliciously nutritious meal.

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Hibiscus and Goji Tea

Drink this naturally sweetened ice tea on a warm day. Along with hibiscus flowers and cinnamon sticks, this tea is made with goji berries, which are high in vitamin C.

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Toasted Seeds with Golden Berry and Cocoa Nibs

Choose dried golden berries or raisins to add a touch of sweetness to this low-carb snack. Mix it together on the weekend to give you an easy, healthy treat to munch on during a busy week.

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Spring Salad with Apricots, Almonds, and Cilantro

Bold flavors of apricot and cilantro blend beautifully with summer squash and almonds in this dish. To get perfect ribbons of squash, use a vegetable peeler to cut it off in long, thin strips.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Onion Ponzu

Sweet juices from pineapple and agave nectar infuse the ponzu sauce for this lean steak dish with a citrusy flavor. Make sure you let the grilled steak rest for 10 minutes before you cut it into strips. Serve it with Charred Pineapple with Honeycomb for a great meal.

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Striped Bass with Tomato Relish

A glorious tomato relish complements the thyme- and basil-seasoned bass. Choose a mixture of heirloom tomatoes to get the prettiest result.

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Marmalade, Horseradish, and Rosemary Glazed Ham

Homemade glazes can be created with fewer grams of carbohydrate and sugars than store-bought ones contain. This tasty glaze recipe is easy to prepare and delicious!

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Garlic-Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting vegetables locks in more nutrients than boiling them does, which makes this cauliflower recipe even better for you! Toss the cauliflower florets with the Green Pea Pesto just before serving.

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Spring Wedge Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Top lettuce wedges with a beautiful mixture of sliced strawberries, cucumbers, and other goodies to get this fresh take on salad. Garnish with a drizzle of strawberry-basil vinaigrette and crumbled goat cheese.

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Creamed Asparagus with Mushrooms

Pair your favorite meat dish with this classic fiber-rich asparagus recipe -- a side dish that won't break your carbohydrate bank. Make it even more interesting by using a variety of mushrooms: white button, shiitake, cremini, or oyster.

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Mustard-Crusted Potatoes

This flavor-packed recipe proves that crispy, crunchy, flavorful potatoes don't need to be cooked with a lot of fat. Instead, this dish gets its firepower from black pepper, dry mustard, turmeric, and other seasonings.

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Cornmeal-Yogurt Lemon Cake with Berries

Cornmeal adds texture to this sweet, citrusy cake made with lemon zest, almond milk, and yogurt. Top the cake with fresh raspberries for extra color.

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Island-Spiced Ham Skewers

Roasted ham, sweet peppers, and zucchini taste especially yummy when sprinkled with a mixture of brown sugar, thyme, and cayenne pepper before grilling. Top with cilantro before serving.

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Cauliflower-Rice Cakes

Curry powder and cilantro add a little oomph to these low-carb rice cakes. Serve them with Green Pea Pesto for a nutritious snack.

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Strawberry Fields Lettuce Cups

Lettuce replaces bread or tortillas in this recipe for wraps, making them lower in calories and carbohydrate, but high in flavor and nutrients.

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Crispy Asparagus with Creamy Tarragon Sauce

Asparagus spears are rolled in a zesty mixture of panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and paprika, then popped in the oven. Roasting, not frying, gives these spears their delicious crispy texture.

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Potato & Leek Au Gratin

Layer sliced potatoes mixed with leeks and sharp cheddar cheese to create this easy dish, sure to be a family favorite. We used a mixture of Yukon gold potatoes and red-skin sweet potatoes for extra flavor.

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Pink Lemon Spritzer

Sip this pretty for-adults-only spritzer on a lazy Sunday afternoon or at a springtime gathering. Want to make it nonalcoholic? Swap extra pomegranate juice for the vodka and ginger ale for the sparkling wine.

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Chile-Lime Chicken Tostadas

Who needs a restaurant when you can make these boldly flavored beauties at home? Serve each assembled tostada with Pico de Gallo and chipotle crema for a fiesta-worthy treat.

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Turkey Meatball Minestrone

This Mediterranean soup is light enough for a chilly spring day. Save time by cutting the vegetables ahead of time and refrigerating.

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Sesame Orange Beef and Broccolini Stir-Fry

Opt for this slimmed-down version of stir-fry when you're in the mood for Asian food -- you'll cut carbs and calories.

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Lemon-Garlic Chicken Penne with Pesto

Pasta dishes don't have to be filled with carbs. Instead fill up on a small serving of pasta teamed with chicken, fiber-rich spinach, and full-flavor spices.

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Zucchini and Turkey Lasagna

This spin on a classic Italian favorite is layered with zucchini, mozzarella cheese, and lean ground turkey. All that flavor -- and it only has 21 grams of carb per serving.

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Bold Watercress and Pancetta-Apple Salad

Juicy pork tenderloin pairs nicely with fresh watercress and candied pecans to create this filling salad.

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Sauteed Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake with Shrimp

Bok choy, a type of cabbage, complements the sauteed shrimp and mushrooms beautifully in this Asian-inspired dish. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving for a bit of crunch.

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Kale-Powered Pasta

Peppers, kale, and fresh basil mingle with multigrain rotini in this good-for-you pasta dish. Sprinkle with crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese for additional flavor.

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Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage Over Polenta

Hungry for a quick-fix meal in a bowl? Then you'll love chard sauteed with turkey sausage, garlic, and red pepper flakes -- and served over cheesy polenta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese before serving.

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Arugula Chicken Paillard

A paillard is a piece of meat that is pounded thin and quickly grilled or sauteed. Drizzle champagne vinaigrette over the chicken after arranging it on a dish with avocado slices, grapefruit slices, and greens.

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Carrot Cupcakes

Don't fret about the calories or carbs in this classic. These cupcakes can be enjoyed at 207 calories and 37 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

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Carrot Cake Cream Puffs

This take on carrot cake moves in a whole new direction. The looks-decadent creamy filling holding these puffs together is made with fat-free cream cheese and whipped dessert topping.

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Carrot Cake Parfaits

Top crumbled carrot cake with whipped topping and pineapple to create the layers of this pretty parfait -- it's destined to become a family favorite.

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Quick Breakfast Pizza

This fun, filling breakfast starts with a seven-grain sandwich thin and is ready in just 10 minutes. Plus, a serving includes both halves and only 23 grams of carb.

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Crunch-Time Veggie Wrap

Roll up this lunch in just 15 minutes! Carrots offer added crunch while fresh avocado is a creamy filler.

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Beef and Veggies in Peanut Sauce

This 20-minute dinner recipe uses powdered peanut butter, which helps lower calories and fat while still making a creamy, peanutty sauce. Serve with hot brown rice for even more nutrition.

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Rice Cakes with Fire Jelly

Top salt-and-pepper rice cakes with cream cheese and preserves to make a tasty snack with only 12 grams of carb per serving. Jalapeno chile peppers give the apricot preserves a touch of heat.

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Citrus Fruit and Feta

Feta blends beautifully with the citrus flavors of orange and grapefruit in this 10-minute snack recipe. Feel free to make it, cover, and chill for up to four hours before serving.

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Sweet and Salty Roasted Nuts

Coat raw nuts with a mixture of brown sugar, cumin, and other spices, then bake until dry. The result? A sweet-and-salty snack that will satisfy your cravings in a healthy way.

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Cottage Cheese with Raspberry Honey

Make this your go-to snack when you need a quick sweet-tooth fix. Garnish with lemon peel twists for additional color.

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Bowl Game Snack Mix

Spray air-popped popcorn with cooking spray then sprinkle with taco seasoning to get zesty flavor with fewer calories.

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Fiesta Rolls

These pinwheels of hot and sweet peppers are packed with flavor. This recipe makes a great snack or party appetizer that can be made ahead up to six hours before serving.

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Charred Pineapple with Honeycomb

Pair this sweet side dish with your favorite grilled meat recipe.

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Green Pea Pesto

This version of pesto has only 11 calories and 2 grams of carb per serving, making it diabetes-friendly as well as tasty.

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