Spring has finally arrived and summer will be creeping up before we know it! For that reason I thought it would be nice to list two websites I’ve found which include a number of spring meals and snacks. From healthy to not so healthy, these links provide recipes and ingredients on how to make fresh, spring meals to get in the seasonal spirit! Although each website has a list of meals, here are two entrées that caught my eye!
This blog, created by Sarah Yates, provides a slideshow of “7 So-Healthy Recipes for Summer.” One of the meals she lists is a kale and blood orange salad. I’m a huge fan of both ingredients, so I was thrilled when I found out it could be whipped up in 7 minutes. Here’s what else Yates lists about the salad.
1 small bunch dino kale
4 small oranges
1 small shallot, very thinly sliced
High quality extra virgin olive oil
Maldon salt or other large flake finishing salt
Remove stems from kale (it’s preferable to have a small bunch of dino kale, the leaves will be less bitter)
Wash greens, dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels and tears into manageable pieces. Massage kale to soften it (more about massaging kale here).
Cut peel from 3 of the blood oranges and slice into rounds.
Combine greens, shallot slices and oranges on a plate.
Drizzle with olive oil, squeeze the juice from the remaining blood orange over the salad and generously sprinkle finishing salt over the top. Serve immediately! (Directly from her blog).
One of my favorite cooks and home-stylist is Martha Stewart. She offers a variety of spring ideas on her website, and one of these being bacon covered potatoes. Sure this may not be the healthiest of snacks, but they sound delicious. All you need is 8 bacon slices and 16 small potatoes. And the directions are even simpler: “preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap each bacon piece around a potato and secure with a toothpick. Place in a baking dish and bake until bacon is crisp and potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 40 to 50 minutes.” Two ingredients and two steps later and you get these!