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7 Fresh And Healthy Dinners That Are Perfect For Spring

It's been a long winter. Let's brighten up.

Spring is almost here.

With that in mind, we asked Sarah Adler — the food blogger behind Simply Real Health — for a week's worth of healthy, fresh, and delicious meals that are perfect for spring.

"When the weather starts getting nice, I don't like to spend a ton of time over a stove," Adler told BuzzFeed Life. "So I turn to quick, make-ahead dishes that you can prep in advance."

All of her picks below are meant to save you time — whether it's a one-pot dinner that will cut cleanup in half, or a big batch chili that will leave you with leftovers. That way, says Adler, you can spend less time in the kitchen, and more time being outside.

1. Quinoa-Stuffed Baked Tomatoes with Spinach and Feta

2. White Bean & Chicken Chili Verde with Roasted Carrots & Parsnips

Sarah suggests making a big batch of this chili and repurposing the leftovers — like draining some of the liquid and piling the chicken and beans into tortillas. Get the recipes here and here.

3. Butternut Squash Curry with Salmon & Veggies

4. Salad with Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber, Garbanzo Beans & Parmesan

Protein-packed (and actually filling!) thanks to the beans. Get the recipe.

5. Sausage, Squash & Quinoa Paella

6. Pesto Kale Salad

7. One-Pot Black Bean & Spinach Lasagna Bake

You can find all of these recipes and more in Sarah's new cookbook, available now.