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Jennifer Causey

This healthy meal plan has everything you need to feed four people three fresh spring meals.

Emily Nabors Hall
March 26, 2018

Forget complicated recipes and mile-long shopping lists. We’re streamlining meal prep and cutting your grocery bill with healthy dinners designed with fresh produce and easy-to-find ingredients you can share across recipes each week. Shop this list to feed four for three nights, all for about $30. Read the recipes first to be sure you have the staples on hand.

Romaine lettuce adds satisfying crunch to sandwiches, versatile frozen peas add color to pasta, and avocado creates a silky-smooth base for a healthy spring soup. If you can't find good yellow bell peppers for the soup, you can use red or orange instead.

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 (12-oz.) pkg. silken tofu
  • 7 large eggs
  • 8 oz. whole-wheat linguine
  • 1 oz. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (1-lb.) bag frozen green peas (21/2 cups)
  • 8 center-cut bacon slices
  • 2 whole-wheat English muffins
  • Smoked paprika

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Creamy Avocado Soup

Jennifer Causey

If your blender doesn’t get the soup silky-smooth, add up to 1/4 cup more water and blend some more. Press a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the soup as it chills to help prevent browning.

View the recipe: Creamy Avocado Soup

Spring Carbonara 

Jennifer Causey

Fresh asparagus and green peas lend a bright spring flavor to the classic bacon, egg yolk, and Parmesan carbonara sauce. 

View the recipe: Spring Carbonara 

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Fried Egg–Avocado Sandwiches

Jennifer Causey

Smoky mayonnaise, avocado, and fried eggs add enough heft to turn an open-faced BLT sandwich into exciting dinner-worthy fare. 

View the recipe: Fried Egg–Avocado Sandwiches