30 Seasonal Recipes to Cook in April

The days may seem like they’re blurring together but April has arrived and so have these delicious, seasonal recipes to cook during the new month. This month’s recipes are filled with fruits, veggies, and plenty of pantry staples to make salads, easy dinners and some incredible baked treats.

Many of the ingredients, especially the produce, are easy to swap with what you have on-hand so feel free to customize! Simpler ingredients like frozen veggies will be perfect in some of these delicious dinner recipes.

collage of healthy seasonal recipes to cook in april

What’s in season in April?

If they’re available in your local grocery store, grab some of these extra fruits & veggies this month! These can easily be swapped for other greens and produce items as well.

P.S. did you know we have dedicated ingredient pages? YES! Click any of the produce names above to see all of those recipes, or head to our Recipe Index to filter by even more.

You’ll find 30 delicious, seasonal recipes to cook for each day in April. Everything from filling breakfast, carrot cake flavored everything (of course), one pan meals for weeknights and tons of yummy treats for you to get your bake on all month long.

If you make any of these seasonal spring recipes in April, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! You can also share a photo of your creation on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy xoxo!


stack of healthy carrot cake pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free + dairy free!)

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Best Ever Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups

Snickerdoodle Tahini Date Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Healthier Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Savory Chicken Sausage, Egg and Cheese Muffins (keto + low carb)

Vegan Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls


spring green salad in a bowl

Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps

Greek Salad Pinwheels

Vegan Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with Orange Sesame Almond Butter Dressing

Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins

Dinner & Sides

sheet pan honey mustard chicken and veggies on a pan

Sheet Pan Kickin’ Curry Honey Mustard Chicken & Veggies

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake

Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls For Two

Stovetop Southwest Tuna Mac and Cheese

How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

30-Minute Sesame Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry

Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

Snacks & Treats

gluten free carrot cake on a cake stand

The Best Healthy Carrot Cake You’ll Ever Eat (gluten free & paleo-friendly!)

Healthy 4 Ingredient Reese’s Eggs

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble (vegan & gluten free)

Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Vegan No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

If you make any of these seasonal spring recipes, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! You can also share a photo of your creation on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. Enjoy xoxo!

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