This coming Sunday is Easter, a holiday where many families enjoy a traditional meal together. But if you’re trying to eat healthy or watch your weight, traditional Easter foods might not be the right choice for you. If you are hosting an Easter dinner, or are simply responsible for bringing a dish or two to a meal that someone else is hosting, consider making one or several of these healthier ideas!
Appetizers and Side Dishes
Asparagus-Stuffed Eggs: These eggs make a great appetizer and feature seasonal spring veggie asparagus!
Moroccan Carrot Soup: This delicious starter is garnished with crunchy pumpkin seeds and creamy yogurt.
Barley with Sautéed Leeks, Peas, and Parsley: This delicious side dish is packed full of spring vegetables and whole grain goodness.
Spice-Roasted Carrots: This simple side dish combines the Easter Bunny’s favorite root vegetable with savory spices.
Mint-Pesto Rubbed Leg of Lamb: This entrée features mint pesto as an alternative to the traditional mint jelly.
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole: This filling main dish is perfect for your Easter brunch!
Fire and Spice Ham: This ham gets extra flavor from red pepper jelly and cloves.
Ginger and Thyme-Brined Pork Loin: This flavorful entrée is simple to make!
Desserts and Healthier Easter Candies
Homemade Honey Marshmallow Chicks: This healthier twist on a favorite Easter candy requires very few ingredients and is simple to make.
5-Minute Single Serving Carrot Cake: This cake is easy to prepare and fun to eat! It’s perfect if you’re having a small gathering—make one for each person!
Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs: This homemade version of a store-bought favorite incorporates healthier ingredients like cocoa powder and coconut oil.
Healthier Crème Eggs: These copycat eggs are really easy to make. And you can fill them with ice cream, too!
For Health Advocate Members
If you are a Health Advocate member with access to our Wellness Coaching program, call your coach for more great nutrition tips and meal ideas!
From all of us at Health Advocate, we hope you and your family have a happy, healthy Easter.