5-Ingredient Spring Dinners

The healthy recipes in this meal plan use just 5 ingredients and feature fresh spring flavors to make for an easy and delicious week of dinners.

5-Ingredient Spring Dinners
Want an easy way to beat the dinner rush? Simplify. The healthy dinners in this meal plan use just 5 ingredients—not including staples like water, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper—to make for an easy week of meals and a short shopping list. Spring foods, like asparagus, zucchini and greens keep the meals feeling fresh and totally delicious.

Day 1: Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: This healthy 5-ingredient spaghetti squash recipe is an impressively easy dinner, especially when served in the spaghetti squash shell.  We use store-bought enchilada sauce to keep things fast and simple. When grocery shopping, look for an enchilada sauce with less than 300 mg of sodium per serving.

Day 2: Spring Pizza

Spring Pizza
Spring Pizza: Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy spring pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette to finish the meal.

Day 3: Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce
Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce: A simple sauce of  tangy green peppercorns, lemon juice and butter top this seared salmon recipe. Serve the with smashed red potatoes and sautéed kale to round out the meal.

Day 4: Roasted Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Tartine

Roasted Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Tartine
Roasted Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Tartine: Roasting cherry tomatoes concentrates their sweetness in this easy open-face sandwich recipe. Try stirring fresh or dried herbs into the goat cheese spread for even more variety, and don't skimp on the capers. They add a delicious lemony, salty bite. Serve with a leafy green salad with vinaigrette.

Day 5: Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette: The picture his quick 5-ingredient dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi—they'll cook through while roasting on the sheet pan with the rest of the ingredients.

Day 6: Warm Chicken Salad with Peas & Polenta

Warm Chicken Salad with Peas & Polenta
Warm Chicken Salad with Peas & Polenta: Jarred pesto, tubed polenta and cooked chicken breast (which you can find in the deli section), make for a super quick dinner. These healthy store-bought items go a long way to make this 5-ingredient dinner full of flavorful.

Day 7: Brown Butter Seared Scallops

Brown Butter Seared Scallops
Brown Butter Seared Scallops: Get perfectly cooked scallops every time with this easy method. Scallops are sautéed in butter that turns deliciously nutty as it cooks, to make a super-fast, special dinner. A splash of lemon juice and fresh herbs finish the dish. Round out the meal with steamed broccoli and Easy Brown Rice or whole-wheat orzo.

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