Spring Meal Ideas for a Plant-Forward Diet

Spring Meal Ideas for a Plant-Forward Diet


Spring has sprung! Regardless of the weather, springtime evokes feelings of energy, renewal and a fresh start. For those wanting to refocus their efforts on a plant-based diet, spring is the perfect time to get started. With the weather warming up, hearty winter meals such as chili and stew give way to lighter bites such as salads, sandwiches and more. Get inspired with these delicious ideas from Traina Foods:

Chicken Salad — Instead of using the traditional celery and onion, why not mix in a variety of dried fruit bits into a fresh scoop of chicken salad served over a bed of lettuce? Traina Foods fruitons® are perfect for sprinkling to add another level of flavor to this classic meal.

Cauliflower Rice — One of the most popular ways to enjoy cauliflower, the “riced” version is a plant-forward dieters best friend because it’s so versatile! Sautee riced cauliflower with olive oil, then add some Traina Foods dried fruit of choice, Kalamata olives, seasoning and feta for a Greek twist. For an Italian flare, mix in a few spoons of chopped Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomatoes with basil and mozzarella. 

Caprese Pasta Salad — Take a shortcut to this recipe using Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup for a fancy spin on caprese that is a breeze to put together. View complete recipe here. 

Turkey Salad Wrap — One of the most popular turkey sandwich combos includes a spread of cranberry chutney. For an on-the-go version, wrap turkey slices, Havarti cheese, sprouts and a sprinkling of Traina Foods dried cranberries (or any blended mixture!) into large lettuce leaves and secure with a toothpick. (Just be sure to remove it before eating!)

Golden Beet Dried Bing Cherry Salad — Beets, like cauliflower, are finally being recognized for the delicious vegetables they are… but not that canned version! Enjoy freshly prepared beets on a crisp salad, with a zing thanks to Traina Foods Dried Bing Cherries. Serve it as a side, or as a complete meal with some grilled chicken slices. View the recipe here. 

With the healthy and simple addition of Traina Foods dried fruits and ketchups, healthy plant-based lunches can be delicious and easy! View all Traina Food products and recipe ideas at TrainaFoods.com.