START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

5 Easy & Healthy Spring Meals

  • 1 of 2
5 Easy & Healthy Spring Meals

In my mind, there is always a need for a handful of go-to recipes that can comprise a healthy, enjoyable and impromptu dinner. Hell, half of the food-related editorial out there is all about recipes that take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, and there are countless people that look for these sorts of recipes. While I tend to enjoy the challenge of a multi-step recipe that has a payoff, I am always open for a few straightforward dinner options that can be assembled before you go into a state of hunger and despair. Here are five for spring:

White Beans and Pasta
Cook pasta as per directions and reserve ˝ cup of cooking water before draining. Open a can of white beans, drain, and sauté in pan with olive oil over medium heat. Allow to brown a bit, then add some fresh thyme, 2 cloves of minced garlic and stir over heat for another 3 minutes. Toss in pasta with reserve cooking water and serve with a bit of grated cheese on top.

Couscous Mediterranean Style
Cook couscous as per directions on box. Top with good quality sardines (canned or fresh), sliced tomatoes, chopped spinach, mint, olive oil, and sea salt.

  • 1 of 2

Read more: All recipes, Basics, Blogs, Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Entrees, Following Food, Food, Vegetarian, , , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Eric Steinman

Eric Steinman is a freelance writer based in Rhinebeck, NY. He regularly writes about food, music, art, architecture, and culture and is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit among other publications.


+ add your own
6:08AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

thanks for sharing

5:04AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

love your recipes

5:03AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

thanks for sharing

9:09AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Thank you

4:51PM PDT on May 16, 2012

HEALTHY is the key , many thanks

2:54PM PDT on May 7, 2012


4:37PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Always looking for good things to eat,Thank you Eric.

4:33PM PDT on May 1, 2012


10:50AM PDT on May 1, 2012

Good recipes. Thanks for sharing

2:34PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Soba Noodles are probably my favourite noodles, so I really want to try the pea shoot recipe!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Very informative and helpful. Thank you for sharing.

Sounds like fraud to me. I don't drink any milk.

Some good tips in the article and in the many comments. I also store avocados in the frig once they…

gotta keep putting this information in folks' faces. thank you.

Had thought about trying it. Guess I'll stick with milk from a cow.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.