Delicious Recipes For Our Favorite Spring Fruits Leave a comment

by Caitlin H,

Apr 24, 2023

Recipes for spring fruits

Spring is the most colorful time of year, and that’s especially true when it comes to spring fruits!

The diverse range of seasonal fruits at their ripest during the primavera include:
 



Apricots
Avocados
Cherries
Honeydew Melons
Kiwis
Lemons & Limes
Pineapples
Strawberries


While you can often find these fruits year-round in supermarkets, using in-season produce makes healthy eating more affordable and DELICIOUS! By shopping seasonal produce, you’ll also have a bonus opportunity to visit farmer’s markets to support local growers and get the freshest ingredients available.

We love springtime and the colorful fruits that come with it. Below are our seven favorite spring recipes for each of the in-season fruits listed above. Try one of these for a light, healthy snack or dessert everyone will love!
Apricot Crumble


Apricots


Fresh apricots are truly decadent, and this Apricot Crumble recipe from Slender Kitchen delivers by combining that quality with a buttery, crispy topping and a smell to make any mouth water. Plus, at only 155 calories per serving, this dish is one you can whip out and enjoy for breakfast or dinner.

Mocha Avocado Chocolate Pudding


Avocados


You probably know that nature’s butter is also incredibly healthy for you. Avocados are packed with nutrients that help keep your gut healthy, may keep heart disease at bay, and keep you satiated. Emilie Eats offers a simple Mocha Avocado Chocolate Pudding recipe that leverages coffee, milk, and cocoa for a flavor that’s equal parts rich and sweet. Plus, there are only 193 calories in this dessert that takes just five minutes to make. Win-win!


Cherries


What’s not to love about cherries? They’re ice cream sundae staples and likely among your go-to warm-weather snacks. Erin Lives Whole can help you elevate that snack even further with her Healthy Cherry Pie Oatmeal Bars recipe, a scrumptious combination of rolled oats, maple syrup, and cherries. Bake these 286-calorie treats on a Sunday and enjoy them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack all week long!

Honeydew Sorbet


Honeydew Melons


Honeydew melons may have a lighter taste than many other fruits, but that doesn’t mean they’re light on nutrients. In fact, honeydew melons contain minerals vital to bone health and may help combat heart disease risk factors and promote healthy blood sugar levels. This Honeydew Sorbet recipe from I Heart Vegetables is only 124 calories per serving, brings a not-too-sweet taste, and is the perfect choice for a warm spring day.

Kiwi Cupcakes


Kiwis


Kiwis are packed with dietary fiber and vitamin C, essential nutrients for ensuring heart, digestive, and immunity health. If you’re a fan of cupcakes, then this Kiwi Cupcakes recipe from The First Year is the thing for you. They’re lighter and less sweet than traditional cupcakes, and their bright green color makes them a dazzling table item at any spring soiree.

Lemon-Lime Bars


Lemons & Limes


Lemons and limes contain elevated levels of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb foods and promotes immunity. And just because they have a sour flavor doesn’t mean lemons and limes aren’t an excellent choice for a dessert recipe. You can get the best of both worlds with these Lemon-Lime Bars from Taste of Home. They are easy to make, perfect for sharing at a party, and have just 88 calories per bar.

Pineapple Fantasy Pie


Pineapples


Pineapple is extra sweet, meaning it’s just the swap you want to make for things like cookies and cake. Like many other fruits, it’s also chock full of vitamin C and other minerals to aid in everything from digestion to bone density. Chocolate Covered Katie’s tasty (and fast!) five-minute Pineapple Fantasy Pie recipe hits that sweet spot in spades at just 146 calories a slice!

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars


Strawberries


Strawberries ripen in spring, which is certainly when they taste the sweetest. This delicious fruit actually has more vitamin C than an orange, comes in various colors, and is among the most popular fruits in the U.S. There’s no shortage of recipes that take advantage of this delicious fruit, but one of the best comes from All the Healthy Things in the form of her No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars. They’re savory, no-bake treats that are as delicious as they are beautiful.

 


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Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager

Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.

 



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