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Hello, March! Seasons are starting to change, the weather is warming up in many places, and the desire to switch from winter comfort food to lightened-up spring food is here. Here is a seasonal list of What to Cook in March and delicious ways to mix up your meal rotations!

What to cook in march

Recipes to Cook in March

Now that March is here, the itch for spring to arrive is real! March is also the turning point for seasonal fruits and vegetables. In the colder regions, local produce tends to be at its barest, yet the warmer regions are starting to thrive with fresh goods. So, we’re sharing ways to enjoy what we do have in this round-up of what to make and eat in March.

Seasonal Market Finds

  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Avocados
  • Argula
  • Banana
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Greens
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Sweet Onions
  • Strawberries
  • Mushrooms
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potatoes

Here are some great recipes to enjoy the late bloomers of winter and the early arrival of spring!

Strawberry overnight oats.

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats: These overnight oats are bursting with strawberry flavor and super creamy without actually having any cream. They are rich in fiber with an added dose of healthy fats and antioxidants thanks to the chia seed to help fuel you for the morning. This dairy-free overnight oats recipe is quick to make and you can make a few batches so you can grab and go on your way out the door in the morning.

Homemade Pop Tarts (Paleo) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Homemade Healthier Pop Tarts (Gluten-Free + How-To Video): A fun baking project that doubles as breakfast! This homemade pop tart recipe is gluten-free and grain-free, and pairs wonderfully with my homemade chia seed jam. Frost and enjoy!

Kid-Friendly Spinach Pancakes: Looking for a healthy and fun breakfast idea? These Spinach Pancakes are kid-approved and so delicious! They’re made healthier using gluten-free flour, but nobody will know it! They’re fluffy and cook up perfectly!

Eggs Benedict Breakfast Bar: This Eggs Benedict Breakfast Bar features poached eggs, crispy bacon, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, sautéed spinach, and a rich hollandaise all piled onto your choice of paleo bread or sweet potato buns. It’s a fun and customizable spin on a brunch classic! Check out my tips for How to Poach an Egg and my Hollandaise Sauce.

Easy Corned Beef Hash: This Easy Corned Beef Hash is my favorite way to use up leftover corned beef! Top with a fried egg and hot sauce for a simple, hearty, comforting breakfast that’s ready in under 20 minutes!

Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad: When perfectly cooked shrimp with just the right amount of spice gets paired with all the winter citrus, you get salad magic! This Spicy Citrus Shrimp Salad comes together in roughly 20 minutes, and it’s the perfect hearty weeknight salad that everyone will love. Especially during the winter months when fresh citrus is in abundance!

slow cooker beef short ribs on a plate

Slow Cooker Short Ribs: These Slow Cooker Short Ribs make the perfect, easy weeknight dinner. Beef short ribs are slow-cooked in a sweet, spicy, and salty marinade until fall-apart tender and juicy. Serve as an entree over rice, in tacos, on a sandwich, you name it!

Shepherd’s Pie Two Ways: This Shepherd’s Pie recipe is the best hearty and healthy dinner. It’s a flavorful ground beef base topped with sweet potato mash or cauliflower mash!

Five different avocado boats on a plate.

Healthy Avocado Boats: Ever wonder how to make a healthy snack or breakfast that’s low carb and packed with healthy fats? These easy Avocado Boats are a great way to get a nutrient-dense meal or snack on the table. They’re also gluten-free, keto-friendly, and customizable with 5 different filling options!

Mushroom Ricotta Pasta on plate

Creamy Mushroom Ricotta Pasta: I cannot stop making this creamy mushroom ricotta pasta! It’s made in under 30 minutes, uses minimal ingredients, is a meatless dish, and is a hearty dinner (think super special, but not complicated), that will make everyone fall in love with mushrooms all over again.

Lemon chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus: Need a delicious light dinner that doesn’t require much cooking and is so DELICIOUS? Then this Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus is just what you need to make tonight! This seasonal and bright dinner is perfect for a night you still want something delicious but don’t want to cook much.

Cream of mushroom soup

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup (Lightened-Up!): Our lightened up, dairy-free homemade cream of mushroom soup really is so easy to make and everyone has been loving it. It really takes a few simple ingredients that come together to make a hearty and flavorful, yet healthier cream of mushroom soup!

how to cook salmon in air fryer

Air Fryer Salmon: The absolute best way to cook perfect salmon every time! It’s made with a quick, flavorful spice rub and it’s tender and flaky in the middle, and perfectly golden on the outside. It comes together in 10 minutes can be served with absolutely any side for the perfect meal! Serve with Air Fryer Broccoli!

Corned Beef

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage: This dish comes out so just as tender and flavorful as the stove top version, but in half the time! This corned beef dinner with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots is the perfect dish for a classic for St. Patrick’s Day. And also check out our DIY Corned Beef Brine (and don’t wait on this…you need to do it well in advance).

Cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes plated

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes: These three-ingredient roasted cinnamon sweet potatoes make for the perfect sheet-pan side-dish! If you haven’t tried the combination of cinnamon and sweet potatoes yet, this is a must-make! So simple, caramelized goodness, and so full of flavor!

a bowl of thai chicken salad with quinoa

Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing: Meet this Thai-Inspired Chicken Quinoa Salad! Perfect for lunch and meal prep. It uses fresh ingredients that pack flavor and a crunch, nutrient dense ingredients, and tossed with most fabulous Thai Peanut Salad Dressing!

Slices of lemon poppy seed bread.

Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Bread: Lemons and poppy seeds together are such a winning combination. Especially when baked into this gluten-free Lemon Poppy Seed Bread! This dairy-free loaf is tender, moist, and just sweet enough. Top it with a heavenly lemon glaze and it will be the hit of your brunches and lunches all summer long.

Braised artichokes.

Braised Artichokes with Garlicky Pecan Bread Crumbs: This dish is the best way to cook artichokes! After posting our Artichoke 101 guide, we created this delicious recipe using our favorite method that results in perfectly cooked artichokes, topped with healthy lemon and garlic flavored pecan breadcrumbs!!

Nut Free Energy Balls: Looking for a nutrient-dense and easy-to-make snack? These Nut Free Energy Balls are packed with sunflower seeds, coconut, chia seed and sunbutter to hold it all together and are the perfect way to fuel your day!

Make a batch on Sunday for easy access snacks throughout the week!

Paleo hamantaschen with apricot and raspberry jam.

Gluten Free Hamantaschen: These Gluten Free Hamantaschen, traditionally served during Purim, are tender, light, and delicious. This cookie has a shortbread like texture, wrapped around jam and are quite simple to make. Everybody loves these Hamantaschen cookies around this time year, and you can have fun with what you fill them with, traditional or creative!

Paleo Thin Mints stacked up

Gluten-Free Thin Mints: Looking for a healthier version of your favorite Girl Scout cookie? These Gluten-Free Thin Mints are just that! Crunchy, minty, chocolate-y, and just the right amount of sweetness! They are the REAL DEAL, while also being gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar free!

Gin Fizz Cocktail ready to drink

Mike’s Gin Fizz Cocktail: This Gin Fizz Cocktail is sweet, tart, frothy, and creamy. It’s delightfully light and rich at the same time. It’s made with gin, fresh lemon juice, egg white, a touch of soda water, and naturally sweetened with homemade simple syrup or maple syrup!

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