You can offer healthy dishes at your spring dinner parties without sacrificing the fresh taste and brilliant colors of the ingredients that you want to use. A nice pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, peas and copped asparagus is a good way to kick off any spring party. Top the salad with a bit of honey and lemon juice for a sweet and sour flavor that brings out the taste of the tomatoes. Spring pizzas are an idea if you want to get your kids in on eating healthy. Use pizza dough that you buy at the store, topping it with a bit of mozzarella cheese, ramps and scallions.
Spinach salad doesn’t have to be dull and flavorless. Add some crisp bacon for texture along with slices of boiled eggs and mushrooms that have been lightly browned. This is a crunchy salad that has the protein that the body needs along with the fiber and folic acid of the greens. No spring party is complete with a dessert. Currant scones are the ideal sweet treat and can also be enjoyed for breakfast the day after the party.
When you’re grilling on a warm spring evening, consider putting a few pieces of asparagus on the grill as well. Sprinkle a small amount of salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese on top of the asparagus before you put it on a grill gently covered with olive oil. Asparagus can also be used in a delicious casserole. All you need is pastry dough and a few herbs that you enjoy using with the asparagus. Bake the casserole until the dough is lightly browned on top. If you have a pasta dish at your spring party, consider making a dressing with lemon juice. You can use almost any other ingredient with the lemon as it will bring out the subtle flavors of the pasta and the other ingredients that you use. Seafood is also a good item to add to pasta dishes as it’s healthy for the body with high amounts of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.