3 Vibrant and Nutrient-packed Spring Recipes

Spring is in the air, and with it comes an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce in Michigan. From vibrant herbs to crisp carrots, the health benefits of these seasonal offerings are numerous.

Herbs like chives, parsley, and basil are flavorful additions to any dish and offer a range of health benefits. Parsley is packed with vitamins C and K, while basil is a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Chives contain sulfur compounds that can help support healthy digestion.

Another spring crop to take advantage of are carrots. They are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy vision and immune function. Carrots are also rich in fiber, which can help support healthy digestion and satiety.

Arugula, a peppery green, is a great source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as folate and calcium. It offers an impressive array of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds and makes for a great topper in savory and zesty dishes.

Enjoy the fresh flavors of the season with these three spring-inspired recipes:

Garlic and spring herb yogurt dip

Sizzling Garlic and Spring Herb Yogurt Dip

This Greek yogurt-based dip features olive oil infused with garlic and spring herbs. Simply heat olive oil and pour it over garlic and herb, such as parsley and basil, then spoon the mixture on top of the creamy Greek yogurt mixture.

miso glazed carrots

Roasted Miso Glazed Carrots and Chicken

In this spring recipe, chicken and carrots are tossed in a sweet-and-savory miso glaze and roasted until tender and caramelized. Chopped green onions add freshness, flavor and a pop of color to the dish.

Spring Veggie Puff Pastry Tart

Spring Veggie Puff Pastry Tart

Welcome spring with this veggie puff pastry tart. This easy appetizer comes together by baking a puff pastry until crisp and topping it with creamy and zesty ricotta along with arugula and pomegranate seeds for a pop of sweetness.

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