Spring Meal Planning
We love spring at Resourceful Cook, especially this year thanks to the lovely weather we’ve been enjoying, plus all the great seasonal produce hitting the supermarkets and farmers markets.
Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Frittata - a delicious recipe from one of our spring meal plans.
After a winter of delicious heart-warming fare I’m now enjoying lighter meals which take advantage of new spring produce, and whenever possible, eating outside in the sunshine!
“Fresh is relative, and really flavoursome fresh produce is usually local and seasonal.”Everyone loves eating fresh fruit and veg, but ‘fresh’ is relative and really flavoursome fresh produce is usually local and seasonal. One of the reasons that resourceful cooks love spring is thanks to the abundance of locally grown seasonal produce. Instead of having been flown thousands of miles degrading as it travels, seasonal produce is usually British or, at worst, shipped in from one of our near European neighbours, retaining most of its nutrients and flavour.
Shorter transportation time reduces environmental impact, so eating seasonally means less carbon in the atmosphere – a simple and tasty way of doing your bit for the environment.
Food that’s in season tends to be cheaper thanks to the abundance of supply, minimal transportation distances, and the need to ensure that ripe local produce gets from supermarket shelf to dining table before it perishes, hence the great half-price, buy-one-get-one-free and 3-for-2 offers in the shops.
My seasonal favourites are Jersey Royals, watercress, asparagus and the great variety of berries (especially English strawberries!).
Spring meal plans and recipes
To help you enjoy some of the delicious tastes of spring on the site, we’ve listed a few of our popular spring meal plans below for you to try.
And for even more inspiration take a look at our Seasonal Recipes blog where we've listed some of our most popular spring recipes.
Spring Suppers - £68 shop for 7 nights.
A delicious meal plan featuring seven seasonal recipes. Ideal for a warm spring evening.
Recipes: Asparagus Risotto, Spaghetti Carbonara, Warm Potato Salad & Sausages, Sea Bass & Jersey Royals, Harissa Turkey Burgers, Mediterranean Salad, Basil & Bacon Wrapped Chicken. You'll need a cook's store cupboard.
Spring Specials - £38 shop for 7 nights.
Delicious spring meals full of seasonal fare... guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
Recipes: Chicken & Spinach Risotto, Crispy Parmesan Chicken, Spring Salmon Nicoise Salad, Smoked Salmon Frittata, Spring Lamb Stew, Lamb Tagine, Pasta Primavera. You'll need a typical store cupboard.
Veggie Spring Suppers - £22 shop for 7 nights.
Seven delicious vegetarian suppers that make the most of fresh springtime vegetables.
Recipes: Asparagus & Pea Risotto, Pad Thai-Style Noodles, Broccoli & Blue Cheese Bake, Asparagus Quiche, Feta & Pasta Stuffed Peppers, Vegetable Fritters, Napoletana Pasta. You'll need a typical store cupboard.
Global Springtime - £28 shop for 7 nights.
This delicious and varied meal plan uses seasonal ingredients in imaginative ways.
Recipes: Thai Green Chicken Curry, Marinated Chicken Escalope, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Turkish Spiced Lamb Chops, Teriyaki Salmon, Beurre Noisette Salmon, Grilled Tuna with Salsa Verde. You'll need a cook's store cupboard.
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