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30 Seasonal Recipes To Cook in April

Delicious, seasonal recipes to cook in April! These healthy spring recipes use seasonal produce like asparagus, broccoli, carrots and citrus, and are the perfect way to add fruits and veggies to your meals. You find filling breakfasts & lunches, healthy spring dinner recipes, and plenty of amazing desserts for each day in April!

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It’s that time: time to celebrate a new month with 30 delicious, seasonal recipes to cook in April! If you’re SO ready for spring like I am, get ready for recipes filled with fruits, veggies, and plenty of pantry staples to make salads, easy dinners and some incredible baked treats.

Many of the ingredients, especially the produce, are easy to swap with what you have on hand so feel free to customize! Simpler ingredients like frozen veggies will be perfect in some of these delicious dinner recipes.

Consider this your little Easter menu preview, too, and stay tuned for more Easter inspo in a couple of days!

collage of healthy seasonal recipes to cook in april

What’s in season in April?

If they’re available in your local grocery store, grab some of these extra fruits & veggies this month! These can easily be swapped for other greens and produce items as well.

P.S. did you know we have dedicated ingredient pages? YES! Click any of the produce names above to see all of those recipes, or head to our Recipe Index to filter by even more.

You’ll find 30 seasonal recipes to cook for each day in April. Everything from filling breakfast, carrot cake flavored everything (of course), one pan meals for weeknights and tons of yummy treats for you to get your bake on all month long.

Looking to eat more plants this month?

It’s officially Earth Month and I’ve got you covered with my brand new, FREE email series: 5 Days of Plant-Based Eating! In this series I share my best plant-based, vegan recipes with you to enjoy for every meal of the day — snacks & desserts included!

Get all of the deets & sign up here to enjoy colorful, veggie-packed meals all season long.

If you make any of these seasonal spring recipes, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! You can also share a photo of your creation on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy xoxo!

stack of healthy carrot cake pancakes

Breakfast

Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free + dairy free!)

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Healthier Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Savory Chicken Sausage, Egg and Cheese Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

vegan caesar salad on a platter

Lunch

Vegan Caesar Salad

Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad

Vegan Curry Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

roasted vegetable pasta in a bowl with goat cheese

Dinner & Sides

Roasted Rainbow Vegetable Pasta with Cashew Pesto + Goat Cheese

One Pan Creamy Thai Peanut Chicken Couscous

BBQ Ranch Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake

Buffalo Tuna Melt Stuffed Peppers

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

Freezer-Friendly Green Chile Chicken Burritos

healthy lemon blueberry zucchini cake cut into nine slices topped with frosting

Snacks & Treats

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Frosting

The Best Healthy Carrot Cake You’ll Ever Eat (gluten free & paleo-friendly!)

Healthy 4 Ingredient Reese’s Eggs

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Paleo Double Chocolate Tahini Banana Muffins

Grain Free Birthday Cake Cookies

Damn Good Paleo Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies

If you make any of these seasonal spring recipes, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! You can also share a photo of your creation on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy xoxo!

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