Light And Delicious Spring Dishes

When the season changes, so do our daily diets. Our changing food preferences are influenced by all kinds of factors: the weather, the produce that’s in season, and the simple desire to try new things. So to kick off the month of April, here are a few light and tasty spring lunch ideas that are just as delicious as they are nutritious.

 

Grilled Eggplant

 

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If there were an award for most versatile vegetable, eggplant would definitely be among the top contenders. It can be sliced, diced, grilled, roasted, and even blended into an assortment of yummy spreads. There really are no limits when it comes to eggplant, making it one of the best veggies to stock your fridge with this season.

 

Chicken Salad

 

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Mmm. We’re getting hungry just looking at that gorgeous salad. Chicken salad is a dish that is perfectly emblematic of the spring season. It’s brightly colored, fresh and crispy, and pretty much everyone loves it. Another thing that’s great about this dish is that you can serve it for either lunch or dinner. And honestly, it would make a great brunch too.

 

Mini Burgers

 

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A burger with fries is one of those classic meals that never gets old. The beloved combo has been served for many generations, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away anytime soon. From upscale restaurants to casual diners, almost every respectable menu includes a mouthwatering burger on it, and it’s pretty obvious why.

 

Gourmet Toast

 

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Most people hear the word toast and immediately think of the kind of breakfast you make when you’re in a hurry to get to work. But actually, toast is one of those foods that can be dressed up or down, making it a great lunch or dinner choice as well. Think avocado toast or bruschettas, or perhaps served alongside some piping hot pea soup. You get the idea.