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In a perfect world, we’d always have a fun, new idea to try for dinner every night. In reality, we fall back on the same old spaghetti and salad way more than we’d like to admit. Presenting a whole month of springtime dinner inspiration. Bye, cooking rut. 

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April 1: Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce

We call them swoodles. And they’re light, flavorful and packed with protein. 

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April 2: Green Pea and Asparagus Burrata Pizza

Part dinner, part modern art.

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April 3: Veggie Wellington with Mushrooms and Spinach

It’s surprisingly light when you swap out the meat and pair it with a salad.

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April 4: Easy Seafood Paella

Close your eyes and you’re in Spain.

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April 5: Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Eat two for dinner, then save the rest for lunch.

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April 6: Grilled Steak Salad

The more rainbow veggies you add, the better.

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April 7: Eggplant Pizza

You won’t miss the crusts, we promise.

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April 8: Spinach, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Quiche

Save the leftovers for breakfast the next morning.

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April 9: Lighter Shrimp Po’boys with Avocado Mango Slaw

Surprisingly easy to make at home. 

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April 10: Curry Noodles with Broccoli Rabe and Purple Cabbage

Chopsticks required.

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April 11: Dukkah Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Avocado Dressing

A sprinkle of Egyptian spices makes everything taste better.

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April 12: Rotisserie Chicken Ramen

Save this one for a rainy day (or uh, night).

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April 13: Roasted Chickpea Gyros

We’d spread this creamy tzatziki sauce on anything.

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April 14: Cauliflower Fried Rice

Nope, that’s not rice. That’s cauliflower (but we promise you’ll barely taste the difference).

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April 15: Lemon Chicken and Asparagus Foil Packs

Cooking in foil = no dishes to do.

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April 16: Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese Panini

Hey, it’s stuffed with veggies, so it’s still healthy, right? 

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April 17: Carrot Pasta

Gnocchi just got a serious spring upgrade.

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April 18: Thai Ginger and Garlic Noodle Bowl

Wow, these are almost too gorgeous to eat. (Oddly, that’s not going to stop us.)

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April 19: Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice

Meditate on how freaking delicious this is.

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April 20: Baked Zucchini “Ziti” Spirals with Mozzarella

Traditional pasta need not apply.

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April 21: Easy Garlic and Ginger Glazed Pork

Just as easy to make at home as it is to get delivered.

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April 22: One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine

Quick dinner for four? Coming right up. 

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April 23: Ricotta Gnocchi with Asparagus, Peas and Garlicky Bread Crumbs

It’s basically spring in a bowl.

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April 24: Parmesan Ranch Chicken Thighs

Dip them in ranch dressing when no one’s looking.

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April 25: Spring Asparagus Salad

Oooh, so colorful.

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April 26: Stir-Fry Zoodles

Aka zucchini noodles, for the uninitiated.

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April 27: White Bean Caprese Salad

The next best thing to a trip to Italy.

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April 28: Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

Is there anything cauli can’t do?

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April 29: One-Pan Greek Chicken and Rice Pilaf

And if you want to get really crazy, sprinkle a little feta cheese on top.

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