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7 Fresh And Healthy Dinners That Are Perfect For Spring

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

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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

Not a quinoa fan? You can also sub in brown rice. Get the recipe.

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

The simple sauce here is key: just curry paste + coconut milk + salt and pepper. Get the recipe.

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

Done in less than an hour. Get the recipe.

6. Pesto Kale Salad

To get the most out of the flavors, make this ahead of time and let the kale soak up the pesto overnight. Get the recipe.

7. One-Pot Black Bean & Spinach Lasagna Bake

Layered with crumbled goat cheese and tangy tomato sauce. Get the recipe.

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