10 + Healthy Spring Recipes to Spring Clean Your Nutrition


When we think of spring cleaning, we typically think of our homes. But have you ever considered spring cleaning your nutrition, too? Well if not, now is the perfect time to start and take inspiration from our healthy spring recipes.

Spring is a great season to revamp your nutrition thanks to all the amazing seasonal ingredients that are available. So, if you’re looking to reset yourself while still meeting your macro-nutritional goals, here are 10 healthy spring recipes to get you started.

10 Healthy Spring Recipes to Help You Reset

1. High Protein Hot Chicken Sandwich

Spring Recipe High Protein Hot Chicken Sandwich: 290 calories, 32g Protein, 26g Carbs and 9g Fat.
  • Calories: 290
  • Macros: Protein 32g, Carbohydrates 26g, Fat 9g

Lunch doesn’t have to be boring, even when you’re watching your macros. Of course, this high protein hot chicken sandwich works well as either lunch or dinner, depending on what you pair it with.

A simple side salad is a good addition, or you could try green bean fries or something else that aligns with your macro goals.

2. Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Healthy Spring Recipe for Low Carb Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs: Protein 27g, Carbs 4g, Fat 10g, Total Calories 215
  • Calories: 215
  • Macros: Protein 27g, Carbohydrates 10g, Fat 4g

Meatballs are a perfect way to pack loads of low-fat protein into your dinner. Our recipe uses lean ground beef, but you can mix it up and use turkey, chicken, pork, or pretty much any other meat you want.

These low-carb meatballs are one of our favorite healthy spring dinners because they’re just so versatile. We suggest using squash spaghetti, but you could replace this with zucchini spaghetti, regular pasta, or simply chuck the meatballs in a roll!

3. Simply Baked Tortilla Chips

Simply Baked Tortilla Chips: 120 calories, 3g protein, 24g carbs, 1.5g fat
  • Calories: 120
  • Macros: Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 24g, Fat 1.5g

What needs to be said to sell tortilla chips? Not much, other than they’re low fat and high fiber, making them the perfect snack or lunch side. We suggest lightly salting these simply baked tortilla chips, but you could use any seasoning you want. Chili or paprika works well, as does garlic or herbs.

The best part is that this recipe only takes about 15 minutes, making it one of the quickest easy healthy spring recipes. You could use fresh tortillas or any you have left over from dinner.

4. Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars: 7g Protein, 15.5g Carbs, 4g Fat.  126 Calories per serving
  • Calories: 126
  • Macros: Protein 7g, Carbohydrates 15.5g, Fat 4g

These pumpkin oatmeal bars aren’t exactly seasonal, but they use pumpkin puree, meaning you can make them pretty much any time of year. They’re perfect as a meal on their own or make a great snack or dessert.

The recipe calls for a lot of ingredients, but these bars are super simple to make. You can adapt the recipe by throwing in some nuts or seeds for an added energy boost.

5. Low Fat Chicken Alfredo

Healthy Spring Recipes: Low Fat Chicken Alfredo: 250 calories per serving, 30g protein, 20g carbs and 6g fat
  • Calories: 250
  • Macros: Protein 30g, Carbohydrates 20g, Fat 6g

Calling this Low-Fat Chicken Alfredo a recipe is overstating its complexity. With just a bit of grilling and boiling, you can throw together a quick and easy dinner that’s macro-friendly and ready in about 25 minutes.

We suggest using squash spaghetti as a lighter option, but you can use regular pasta instead. Also, try swapping the broccoli out for broccolini (tenderstem broccoli) for less prep and less waste.

6. Macro-Friendly Apple Pecan Salad

Healthy Spring Recipes: Macro Friendly Apple-Pecan Salad: 25g protein, 18g carbs, 16g Fat, 315 calories per serving
  • Calories: 315
  • Macros: Protein 25g, Carbohydrates 18g, Fat 16g

Our Macro-Friendly Apple Pecan Salad is a quick and easy lunchtime meal that brings together sweet and salty flavors with a great variety of textures. Salads have a reputation for being boring, but there’s so much you can do with them that this never needs to be the case!

We recommend using sweet balsamic vinaigrette. However, you could use pretty much any dressing you want (or even make your own). If switching to a different store-bought dressing, just keep an eye on the nutritional content – there are pretty much always light versions available.

7. Hawaiian Chicken

Spring Recipe Hawaiian Chicken Recipe: 175 calories, 26g protein, 11g carbs, 3g fat
  • Calories: 175
  • Macros: Protein 26g, Carbohydrates 11g, Fat 3g

Hawaiian Chicken is one of our most popular healthy spring dinner recipes. Typically, the chicken is marinated and stir-fried, but we’ve gone down the crockpot route instead. The result is tender and juicy chicken, and the best part is that you can leave it cooking while you go off to do other things!

Its typical accompaniment is rice, although you could use cauliflower rice for fewer calories and more fiber. Cauliflower is also packed with loads of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and B6 as well as choline, folate, and manganese.

8. Protein Angel Food Cake

Healthy Spring Recipe for Protein Angel Food Cake: 130 calories per slice, 29g protein, 2g carbs, 1g fat
  • Calories: 130
  • Macros: Protein 29g, Carbs 2g, Fat 1g

Watching your macros doesn’t mean you need to give up sweet treats! Our Protein Angel Food Cake is the perfect option for those who want something indulgent without worrying about empty calories and loads of sugar.

The basic cake recipe will take well to pretty much any flavor, so chuck on whatever topping you fancy and go wild!

9. Low Fat Spicy Cabbage with Ground Turkey

Spring Recipe Low Fat Spicy Cabbage with Ground Turkey: 378 calories, 50g protein, 22g carbs, 10g fat
  • Calories: 378
  • Macros: Protein 50g, Carbohydrates 22g, Fat 10g

This Low-Fat Spicy Cabbage with Ground Turkey is a great dinner option that ticks all the boxes. Not only is it low in calories and fat but it’s high in protein and tastes great. Prep is super easy, too – you just cook everything in the same pan.

You can swap the turkey out for chicken or pork but that’ll obviously change the macros. Our recipe makes 2 fairly large portions, meaning you’ll even have some left over for the following day (it’s just as nice cold).

10. Macro-Friendly Buffalo Chicken Bites

Healthy Spring Recipe for Macro Friendly Buffalo Chicken Bites: 45 calories, 4.2g protein, 1.9g carbs, 2.2g fat
  • Calories: 45
  • Macros: Protein: 4.2g, Carbohydrates: 1.9g, Fat 2.2g

If you ever have a craving for buffalo chicken wings but don’t want the hassle of eating chicken off the bone, these buffalo chicken bites are for you. They’re low in carbs, fat, and calories and are incredibly versatile. You can eat them on their own as a snack or for lunch or chuck them on a salad for a quick dinner.

There’s not much more that needs to be said to sell these: they’re spicy, cheesy and very light. The only danger is eating the whole lot in one go!

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, these recipes will inspire you to switch up your meals this spring. There’s no reason why watching your macros should be boring, as you can see with these healthy spring recipes.

So, get cooking and enjoy fresh, seasonal meals that align with your macro goals.

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