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8 Easy Spring Recipes For Any Meal


Springtime is a season that brings a sense of renewal and vibrancy. It’s infused with new energy and color, particularly after the drawn-out months of winter. The air is fresher, the days are longer and the spirit of rejuvenation is everywhere.

With the shift toward outside activities and social engagements, spending hours in the kitchen preparing complex meals becomes less appealing.

It’s time for recipes that are not only delicious and unique but also quick and easy to prepare. The following dishes allow more time to bask in the beautiful outdoors. Let’s explore easy spring recipes covering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast and Brunch

Spring mornings are a perfect time to enjoy flavorful dishes that set the tone for the day. These are not only easy to prepare but also incorporate the freshness of the season.

1. Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Imagine a breakfast that blends the soothing warmth of oatmeal with the tasty allure of carrot cake. This baked oatmeal recipe achieves this delicious balance. It’s the perfect combination of the comforting aroma of spices with the natural sweetness of carrots.

Using Pacific Foods Hemp Unsweetened Original Beverage, our Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal blends rolled oats, ground flaxseed and pumpkin pie spice. Mix in pure maple syrup and a touch of vanilla extract for an added flavor. Top with freshly grated carrot, chopped walnuts and raisins.

See the full recipe: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

2. Dairy-Free Sweet Spinach Pancakes

These pancakes are a fantastic way to incorporate the freshness of spring into your breakfast. Using Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Beverage, the pancakes are flavorful and fluffy. 

The base of spinach with the natural sweetness of coconut sugar brings a unique spin to this breakfast staple. Serve these with your preferred toppings, such as berries, pure maple syrup or yogurt. 

See the full recipe: Dairy-Free Sweet Spinach Pancakes

3. Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

Welcome spring mornings by indulging in our lemon poppyseed pancakes. With the lively zest of lemons, these pancakes are a reminder of the vibrant energy of the season. 

The use of Pacific oat beverage gives a gentle oat flavor and contributes to the pancakes’ irresistibly fluffy texture. Poppy seeds introduce a subtle crunch, contrasting with the pancakes’ softness. For an extra touch of spring, serve them with a lemon maple glaze and fresh blueberries.

See the full recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

4. Carrot Cake Smoothie

This smoothie is a perfect blend of nourishment and flavor. Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Original Beverage offers a creamy base that complements the natural sweetness of the carrots. This smoothie is a refreshing and satisfying and invigorating option for a quick breakfast or a mid-morning snack.

It’s easy to make and easy to cleanup. Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 60 seconds. Before enjoying, garnish with sweetened coconut and walnuts.

See the full recipe: Carrot Cake Smoothie

Lunch and dinner.

As the days grow longer and warmer, lunch and dinner become opportunities to enjoy the fresh produce that spring offers. With veggies like carrots, mushrooms and onions the flavors of spring fill each recipe.

1. Roasted Carrots with Bone Broth and Maple

In this recipe, the richness of the bone broth elevates the carrot’s flavor to a whole new level. In a skillet, gently sauté two whole rainbow carrots, with stems removed, in Pacific Foods Organic Salted Chicken Bone Broth. This infuses the carrots with the broth’s savory depth and brings out their vibrant color. 

Next, roast the carrots. The roasting process allows them to become tender and fully absorb the flavors. Finally, a drizzle of two tablespoons of pure maple syrup over the hot carrots adds the perfect touch of sweetness.

See the full recipe: Roasted Carrots with Bone Broth and Maple

2. Easy Shrimp and Vegetable Paella

This easy paella recipe is a celebration of spring in a pan. It combines succulent shrimp with a medley of colorful vegetables. 

Start by simmering your Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth in a pan with a dash of saffron. In a separate skillet, heat olive oil and cook the seasoned shrimp. Set the cooked shrimp aside, and then sauté your vegetables and rice in the skillet. Mix in your simmered broth and let the rice absorb the liquid.

Finally, add the shrimp and some frozen peas and cook 5-10 more minutes until the rice is ready. Dash with fresh parsley and serve.

See the full recipe: Easy Shrimp and Vegetable Paella

3. Mushroom Pasta with Spring Peas in Cream Sauce

This dish features a creamy, rich sauce made with Pacific Foods Organic Mushroom Broth. It makes for a quick yet elegant dinner.

To make this fresh spring pasta dish, start by boiling mushroom broth in a sauce pot to make sure every bite of pasta is bursting with flavor. Create a sauce with the fresh peas, vegetables, herbs and spices; then combine it with the cooked pasta. 

See the full recipe: Mushroom Pasta with Spring Peas in Cream Sauce

8. Easy Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Bowl

A grilled shrimp and veggie bowl is a dish that embodies the vibrance of spring. Using Pacific Foods Organic Unsalted Chicken Bone Broth, this recipe infuses the shrimp and vegetables with a rich, savory flavor. 

The element that brings this dish together is the delicious marinade. Whisk together one and a half cups of bone broth with black pepper, cumin, dried oregano and smoked paprika. 

Soak the shrimp in the marinade while you grill your vegetables. Pull the vegetables from the grill and replace them with the shrimp. Voila! You have all the cooked ingredients you need to put together your own customized bowl.

See the full recipe: Easy Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Bowl

Brighten up your plate with Pacific Foods.

As we embrace the freshness and vitality of spring, our meals, too, should reflect this seasonal shift. These recipes are not just easy to prepare but carry with them the flavors of spring. They’re sure to bring joy to your dining table, whether you’re starting the day with a nourishing breakfast or sitting down to a vibrant dinner with loved ones.

Experience the freshness of spring in every bite – try out our delicious recipes featuring Pacific Foods’ organic broths, stocks, and plant-based milks today!