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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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The days may seem like they’re blurring together but April has arrived and so have these delicious, seasonal recipes to cook during the new month. This month’s recipes are 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.

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 delicious, 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.

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If you make any of these seasonal spring recipes in April, 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


Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free + dairy free!)

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Orange Creamsicle 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 (keto + low carb)

Vegan Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Sidney’s 4-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

vegan caesar salad on a platter


Vegan Caesar Salad

Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad

Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing

Thai chicken couscous in a pan with a spoon

Dinner & Sides

One Pan Creamy Thai Peanut Chicken Couscous

Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Spaghetti

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

Sweet & Spicy Hot Chili Chicken Noodles

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

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Vegan No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Grain Free Birthday Cake 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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