Wow, the last few weeks have been the longest weeks ever, right? Here at PHG we are working hard to combat illness within our own company, and help our customers through this time as much as we can! Thank you to all of you who are continuing to support our family business, we’re working hard to keep the products you want and need during this time of uncertainty available for you.
We’ve collected recipes together that utilize seasonal ingredients, and are nutritious to boost your family’s immune systems. Since so many parents are working from home, and have their kids at home too, we’ve also included some kid-friendly recipes. Parents, we know it can be so hard right now, but we hope these activities and ideas help! Take a deep breath, snuggle your kids close and use these trying times as a place for making good memories.
Examples of Seasonal Spring Foods:
- Dark green vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, spinach)
Simple Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables
A simple quinoa with seasonal roasted veggies is an excellent dish to boost your family’s nutritional intake and easy to make! This recipe features carrots & kale.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip is a classic appetizer made with seasonal ingredients! The veggies in this dip offer vitamins and the creamy texture is the right amount of comfort food. Even better, this recipe is designed for making in a Vitamix blender.
Red Bean Salad
This red bean salad starts with dried read beans. Dried beans are the tastiest beans, and learning how to cook them is a big benefit to your meals. You can add different vegetables and herbs as well, so get creative with seasonal veggies and you’ll have an amazing salad or side dish!
Vegetable Stir Fry
A simple vegetable stir fry is a wise nutritional addition to any meal. Any vegetables you have on hand are an excellent boost to this dish & your family’s immune systems!
Blistered Radishes with Parsley
Radishes can be tricky, but this simple recipe for blistered radishes is a lovely addition to any meal.
Strawberry Smoothie with Chia Pudding
We tend to associate strawberries with summertime, but they’re actually in season during the Spring! A strawberry smoothie with chia pudding is an excellent way to get extra vitamin C and omegas to combat illness this Spring.
Strawberries with Mint & Vanilla Bean Syrup
Using in season ingredients, this simple strawberry, mint & vanilla bean syrup recipe is delightful to store away for the days when your family needs something to sweeten a bitter day. Top waffles, strawberry shortcake, pancakes, ice cream and more for a treat!
Air Fryer Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Since going out may not be an option, curb your fast food craving with crispy homemade sweet potato fries in your Airfryer! Using sweet potatoes adds important nutrition to your meal. If your kids won’t eat sweet potatoes, here’s a comparable recipe using russet potatoes (which are in season for Spring).
Chicken Nuggets (Air Fryer)
You couldn’t make air fyer french fries without frying up some chicken nuggets, right? Your little one will love having some chicken nuggets, that they may be missing from their school lunch rotation. Better yet, you know that these nuggets weren’t fried in fatty oil and are 100% chicken breast. This recipe was developed for the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Egg-fried Brown Rice
Egg-fried brown rice is an easy kid-friendly lunch or side dish that sneaks in a good amount of fiber and nutrients. With seasonal peas and carrots, it’ll taste fresh and flavorful.