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Nothing says Spring like an array of light and healthy recipes that take advantage of in-season fruits and vegetables. And what better place to whip up some delicious, nutritious recipes than right in the comfort of your own kitchen at Upper Ivy luxury apartment? With a few simple ingredients easily accessible from nearby grocery stores and farmers market, you can be sure that you’ll never go hungry while still eating healthy this season. Here are just a few easy & healthy Spring recipes that is sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Healthy Spring Breakfast Ideas

We’re excited to share some of our favorite delicious and easy-to-make breakfast recipes that anyone can make from their kitchen at Upper Ivy luxury apartments. From savory egg dishes, to smoothies and pancakes made with organic ingredients – these recipes are great for enjoying before starting your day. So grab your grocery list and let’s get cooking!

  • Breakfast Tacos – Start your day the right way with a nutritious breakfast tacos! With it’s high protein content, eggs provide long-lasting sustenance to fuel your day. Add to that some leafy spinach for extra vitamins and minerals, and you’re practically eating a superhero meal!
    • They’re also easy to prepare: simply scramble 1 – 2 eggs and wilt some spinach in a frying pan. Feel free to add your choice of seasoning. Then add some salsa and mash avocados to provide a creamy element with a squeeze of lime juice! With corn tortillas into the mixture, it’s a delicious breakfast that’s good for you!
  • Triple Berry Smoothie Snack Jar – This on-the-go nutritious breakfast is easy and delicious.
    • Start by adding your favorite yogurt to a mason jar. Then blend berries like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries and pour it over your yogurt. Finally, add more fresh berries, granola, or chocolate chips on top. Now you have a beautiful layer of creamy yogurt with sweet berry goodness for a healthy breakfast on the go.
  • Banana Oatmeal Pancakes – Making fluffy banana oatmeal pancakes is an easy way to enjoy a filling and delicious breakfast and makes for the perfect Sunday morning!
    • For this recipe, start by combining the dry ingredients in one bowl: oats, baking powder and cinnamon. In another bowl, mash the banana with a fork and mix in 2 eggs, your choice of milk and any additional sweeteners you might prefer like vanilla extract. Once both mixtures are ready, stir them together gently until combined. Lastly, heat up some oil in a skillet and cook each side of your pancakes for about two minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with maple syrup, organic whipped cream and extra bananas – your perfect morning meal!

Healthy Spring Lunch Ideas

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your lunch routine and enjoy some nutritious, seasonal dishes! From vegetable spring rolls filled with green goodness to hearty chickpea buddha bowls loaded with roasted veggies, you can easily whip up tasty lunches that make the most of the season’s offerings.

  • Buddha Bowl – Set brown rice and mixed greens as your base. Add vegetables likes cooked sweet potatoes, avocados, tomatoes, and legumes like chickpeas. Then, top it off with some feta cheese, crunchy cucumbers, and Kalamata olives for a refreshing flavor! Finally, on top or on the side, pick your delicious dressing. We recommend trying a creamy peanut sauce.
  • Veggie Spring Rolls – For a lighter yet refreshing meal, consider veggie spring rolls with cold noodles and grilled tofu, loaded with lots of vegetables. Prep your fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, and bed of greens. To really bring out their flavor, be sure to season them with lemon and ground pepper. Then place all ingredients into a moistened rice wrap and fold and roll it up! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or condiment for an enjoyable spring treat! There’s something for everyone during the season of freshness – all it takes is a bit of creativity in the kitchen at Upper Ivy.

Cooking At Upper Ivy

At Upper Ivy Luxury Apartments, you can enjoy your culinary artistry in true style. Our state of the art kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, plenty of lighting and ample space, so that you can cook all day – whether you are an experienced chef or a novice just starting out! Plus, with the Culver City Farmers Market just minutes away, it’s easy to get access to all the freshest ingredients to make whatever your heart desires. Get cooking in our luxury kitchens and serve up those easy & healthy Spring recipes for you and your friends!