Deliciously Healthy Easter Recipes
If you are looking for fresh and delicious Easter recipes, I have you covered! From salads, to desserts and everything in between – these recipes are healthy and satisfying for your Easter celebration without sacrificing taste or nutrition.
Easter Veggie Tray with Spinach Dip
This fun Easter appetizer is a festive twist on a traditional veggie tray. Serve up a bunch of veggies and dunk in our creamy spinach dip for a healthy way to do Easter!
Veggie Deviled Eggs
Try this healthy twist on classic Deviled Eggs with colorful vegetable purees in the mix Veggie Deviled Eggs boost flavor, nutrition and color!
The Best Fruit Salad
Treat your family and friends to a refreshing, colorful blend of fruit and grains! This delightful Fruit Salad recipe is the perfect side dish for your spring meals and celebrations.
Easy Pasta Salad
This Easy Pasta Salad is packed with fresh flavors and tossed in a simple basil and citrus dressing. It's the kind of salad that keeps you coming back for another bite. So light and delicious, it's one of our favorite weeknight meals during the warmer months and always a hit at potlucks!
Waldorf Salad Recipe
Crisp apples, crunchy celery and toasted nuts drizzled with a tangy sweet dressing make this Waldorf Salad a refreshing and delicious fruit side dish.
Easter Main Dish
Cranberry Orange Relish
This Cranberry Orange Relish is fast, easy, no-cook, and absolutely addicting! The sweet, tart flavors are the perfect fresh compliment to Thanksgiving dinner.
Honey Garlic Salmon
This Honey Garlic Salmon recipe is not only the most amazing, flavorful salmon you will ever eat, but it is all cooked in one pan making it super easy to make and clean up!
Bunny Bread Recipe
This soft, fluffy bunny bread recipe is the perfect way to create a fun and festive addition to your Easter dinner.
Oven Roasted Asparagus
A sweet brown sugar glaze takes this Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe to the next level. This is a delicious side dish that everyone, kids included, will love!
Honey Glazed Carrots
The naturally sweet flavors of caramelized carrots with a honey glaze that makes these Honey Glazed carrots irresistible to kids!
Honey Bacon Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Your next flavor-loaded side dish is here! Fresh, healthy Brussels sprouts, crispy chopped bacon, and sweet chewy cranberries combine for a veggie side that kids love. Seconds, please!
These soft, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth dinner rolls will beat anything you can buy at the bakery! Our simple recipe will have even beginner bread makers delivering perfect rolls that will be the star of every dinner table.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
These Carrot Cake Cupcakes are moist, perfectly spiced, and with just enough sweetness to balance out the tangy, fluffy cream cheese frosting. They are everything you want in carrot cake in a perfectly-portioned cupcake.
Fruit Pizza with Oatmeal Cookie Crust
This oatmeal cookie crust fruit pizza recipe is a fun and delicious twist on the classic dessert, with a chewy and flavorful oatmeal cookie crust that pairs perfectly with the creamy and tangy cream cheese topping and the fresh and colorful fruit topping.
Banoffee Pie Bites
These banoffee pie bites have all the parts of a good dessert. Sweet caramel mixed with real slices of banana and a buttery crunchy graham cracker crust. Made from whole food ingredients, this dessert is amazingly delicious but not so sugary sweet that it leaves you feeling blah after you eat it!
Looking for Easter Basket Ideas??
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i like to put something “outdoorsy” in their baskets–the pea is getting a balance board and some legos and cars; the princess is getting romperstompers, a moxie doll and some hairbands. i do put a few jellybeans and chocolates in there, too, though! my mil does an awesome easter egg hunt and there is very little chocolate in her eggs, too!
So nice that your kids are still little – enjoy the Easter Basket phase. Mine are teens, with one in college and for the past few years have moved away from it and tried to put more of the focus on the REAL meaning of Easter. That said, I did buy and tuck away a couple small bags of candy which I’ll put out for the day. Even though it is not healthy, I have memories of my parents taking me to the store one day before Easter, as a teen, and buying me grapes because I was overweight, and my sister candy, because she wasn’t. Would like to teach them that a little candy on occasion is OK, but not for every day. Kinda the 80/20 rule.
Great ideas! My kids always get books, toothbrushes!, travel size games, and a little candy.
Another cute idea I found was in FamilyFun Magazine. For their Easter egg hunt, they put puzzle pieces (25 ct puzzle) in Easter eggs. The kids then have to put the pieces together afterward allowing Mom and Dad some time to make breakfast. I’m assuming you could use a 100 or 300 ct one too and just add more puzzle pieces.
I also posted some great no candy easter ideas by age group and store. Hope that helps! http://healthydealsnsteals.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/great-no-candy-easter-gifts-for-all-ages/
When my kids were little I stuffed plastic easter eggs with a few pieces of cereal like fruit loops (some even just had cheerios) that I didn’t normally buy the kids – when they found their eggs, they would go ahead and open them and eat them, and by the end of the morning, they hadn’t eaten much more sugar than they would have had in a bowl of sugary cereal and they were happy as clams. When they were older, I would do animal key chains, especially the light up/making sounds kind in a few of the eggs. Others would have money, legos, or candy that the kids had previously stuffed (I make them work, but they get to pick out what candy they want.)
Great ideas, Amy. You’re right about non-candy in your Easter baskets. I must have been the meanest mom ever, but look at you now – doing the same thing! Maybe I was ahead of my time. I think hiding the baskets was the most fun for me, seeing if I could stump you looking for it.
I’ve done themed baskets in the past: Beach (beach towel, sunglasses, snorkel, flip flops), SandBox (buckets, shovels, shaping molds), Bakery (their own baking utensils, mixing bowls, spatulas, and a fun recipe, apron), Playdoh (self explanatory), Garden (plastic hoe, shovel, garden gloves, seeds to plant, etc). I do always put a little candy in though.
Each of my girls are getting a book, and one is getting sunglasses & the other is getting a tutu & matching hairclip. Eggs, and probably a Lil’ Cutie. I might revise things a little, since there are some great ideas in these comments & the post! I love the idea of having them look for specific colored eggs. For the church party I filled the eggs with just money & was planning to do that with the the eggs that we do at home–but I like the cereal idea & know the girls would like that, and those little finger puppets are so cute that maybe I’ll find a few things like that too.
I love that, no candy in the Easter basket idea. There are plenty of items that aren’t candy. I really should be doing that instead of the jelly beans that I have. Lol! Next year for sure!
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My kids don’t get any easter “stuff” on Easter Sunday. We celebrate “Spring Day” on Saturday and that is when they get a basket and a few small “springy” gifts as others have suggested already! It leaves Easter free to only remember our Savior!
I grew up getting tons of candy in my basket, so that’s what I’ve done for my own kids. If I had not already bought everything, I would be trying to do candy-less. Next year!
But they will each be getting a new book, a colroing book and own pack of crayons (some cool neon ones from Crayola–seasonal I think) and a stuffed animal.
I love all of these ideas. Next year, I am going to make theme baskets – super cute idea! This year, I will definitely be putting cereal in the eggs I hide! I LOVE THAT IDEA! It’s always so hard to prevent the kids from eating a bunch of junk and at least this way, they will get some good stuff! Great ideas all around!
I have three daughters… I set the table for breakfast in a special way and then I put a small package on each of their plates. The package contains a piece of special jewelry that they can wear to church that morning. My mom did all kinds of fun stuff for us, but that was the one thing that really made that day special for me… so that is what I am carrying on!
I LOVE the idea of hiding tiny treats like finger puppets and wee toys in plastic eggs. I am anti-refined sugar for myself and our baby and plan to adopt some of these very ideas once our daughter is a little older. I blog about making nutritious and EASY baby food on my blog, and I do have an axe to grind about sugar consumption! http://citybaby.posterous.com/not-a-spoonful-of-sugar
My girls are getting one sucker in their basket this year, bubbles, Max Lucado book, true meaning of Easter coloring book, and a few other non candy items. I usually get them a chocolate cross (which I confiscate and eat) but I could not find them this year. I love the idea of Becky’s-small package with jewelry. My girls are a little small for jewelry but I am going to do that next year. I really wanted to downplay Easter Bunny without being a stick in the mud.
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I am doing movies, new helmet, shoes, seeds for our garden, bubbles, and anything to to with the outdoors.
Wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing!