Healthy Easter Recipes | A Perfect Spring Menu

Cooking Advice, Food, Meal Prep + Plans

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // February 22, 2023


Easter is one of the most celebrated spring holidays, so whether you’re gathering for a large brunch or an intimate family meal, the recipes below are sure to be a hit for every bunny!

I’ve lightened up, or rather veggied-up, versions of some of the classic Easter dishes. Spring is a fun time to introduce farm-fresh vegetables as well as colorful fruit and editable flowers. And what’s a party without a beautiful dessert?

The recipes below will fast become Easter favorites. Be hoppy & healthy! Okay, we’ll stop. 😉

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    Easter Appetizer Recipes

    Avocado Deviled Eggs

    In my family, deviled eggs are a staple appetizer for easter and other holiday gatherings. I wanted to experiment with making a mayo-free version not only because it’s healthier for all of us but so my son who has allergies could partake in the party food along with everyone else. Made with avocado instead of

    Try this healthy fresh fruit pizza recipe for a nutritious and satisfying dessert! This recipe is made with all-natural sweeteners and all natural ingredients.

    Fresh Fruit Pizza

    This Fresh Fruit Pizza with oatmeal cookie crust is a healthy and delicious dessert that is a family favorite. This fresh recipe is full of color, vitamins, and it’s the perfect sweet treat for any picnic, barbecue, or holiday. Plus, this healthy recipe is easy to whip together in a hurry! The crust is chewy and

    Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

    These one bite tomatoes are stuffed with a creamy bacon filling that is made from turkey bacon. Everyone loves a classic BLT sandwich and this veggie savory recipe is like a little bite of a creamy BLT! This makes a perfect party appetizer or a snack for munchin! Plus it’s low-carb and full of flavor!

    Dip into this creamy Italian white bean dip with fresh veggies or whole grain crackers for a simple snack that is super tasty and easy to make!

    Italian White Bean Dip

    Italian white bean dip is made with one of my favorites: cannellini beans!  These white beans are savory, versatile and packed with protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied. This is such a simple snack or appetizer to whip together when you’re short on time.

    This delicious apple pesto pizza bread it the perfect healthy appetizer! Try this recipe for your next party or as a fun dinner side dish.

    Apple Pesto Pizza Bread

    This Apple Pesto Pizza Bread is a whole grain appetizer high in fiber, vitamins, & minerals. It is a simple yet refined appetizer that is topped with a creamy pesto spread, sweet apples, and peppery arugula for a little bite. This easy appetizer recipe is always a hit when I bring it to get-togethers with friends!

    Easter Salad Recipes

    plate of salad with golden beets

    Grilled Golden Beet Salad With Quinoa and Citrus Dressing

    This golden beet salad made with quinoa and a citrus dressing is so flavor-packed, nutritious, and beautiful to boot. I absolutely love beets. They are one of my favorite foods, so when I spy the beautiful and less common golden beet at the farmer’s market or grocery store, I get really excited to make this

    Whip up this delicious orange strawberry avocado salad with poppyseed dressing for a fresh summer salad filled with yummy ingredients!

    Orange Strawberry Avocado Salad with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

    This orange strawberry avocado salad topped with citrus poppyseed dressing is the perfect warm-weather salad! This flavorful salad is packed with yummy ingredients like goat cheese, sliced almonds, and fresh fruit.

    Arugula salad with berries in a white bowl

    Berry Arugula Salad

    This simple yet delightful berry arugula salad is one you can make over and over again. Made with a fruity vinaigrette and fresh berries, it’s perfect for summer. The recipe is easy enough to put together in a cinch but pretty enough to serve as a side salad for company.

    Matchstick apple manchego salad on a white plate with fork

    Apple Manchego Salad (Café Lurcat Copycat)

    This apple manchego salad is so simple to make, crunchy and super refreshing. It uses only 5 simple ingredients and is an especially great salad for the fall when apples are best!

    Main course For Easter

    Glazed pineapple ham steak in skillet

    Pineapple Glazed Ham Steaks

    These pineapple glazed ham steaks are as simple and delicious as they come. Just 5 minutes of prep, and a total time of 15 minutes in the oven, and voila, a delicious ham steak dinner fit for a holiday or a weeknight dinner.   Pineapple is paired with ham so often because when you’re making ham

    Lemon Butter Seared Salmon

    It takes only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to prepare this delicious, healthy dinner. This recipe is a bright and DELICIOUS salmon dinner. This recipe is meat-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and Whole 30 friendly!

    Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

    This is one of the easiest and best recipes for pork tenderloin. The American Heart Association has certified pork tenderloin as a heart-healthy food. It’s a good source of protein and is as lean as skinless chicken breast. This tender pork recipe is so versatile, and delicious it will become one of your new favorite

    Healthy Sidedishes

    Make these yummy sweet potato egg cups with just a few ingredients including tater tots!

    Sweet Potato Tot Egg Cups

    These delightful little egg muffins are only 91 calories per serving and full of protein to fill you up in the morning. We use sweet potato tater tots to form a crusty, crunchy cup and then fill it with eggs, cheese and other yummy toppings! They’re perfect to make on Sunday and have on hand

    Cauliflower Potatoes Au Gratin

    Cauliflower Potatoes Au Gratin

    Au Gratin Potatoes are a popular comfort food, but we wanted to make a healthier version we could serve without so many calories and fat. Thus, cauliflower potatoes au gratin. Adding cauliflower and cutting down on the heavy cream, we’ve lightened this dish up to be a delicious and less guilt-inducing recipes. Serve this side dish

    Roasted green beans with sliced almonds on a white plate

    Roasted Green Beans

    These roasted green beans are a delicious way to eat fresh green beans! They’re made with just 4 ingredients and take just 15 minutes to make! If you’ve been wondering how to cook green beans, this recipe is simple, impossible to mess up, and everybody loves them! Our oven roasted green beans are one that

    Have you ever roasted delicata squash? It's SO good and this is the perfect recipe to get you started.

    Roasted Delicata Squash

    Below is my favorite roasted delicata squash recipe. It is so simple, healthy, and makes a side dish. There are so many different squashes to try. Don’t get stuck on butternut or acorn until you’ve tried delicate squash. I had not heard of this squash before my neighbors grew them and had a bumper crop

    Healthy Easter Desserts

    A cup of coconut chia seed pudding with mango on whitewashed wood

    Coconut Chia Seed Parfait

    Chia seeds are wildly popular these days for their intense source of antioxidants, Omega-3s, and fiber. But to me, the small little seeds have always been a little intimidating to eat. How do I prepare them? I recently went to an organic farm-to-table restaurant that offered a delicious chia seed parfait on its menu. The breakfast

    Lemon Poppyseed Cake

    We love lemon poppyseed muffins/cake/bread, but we don’t love when it’s loaded with white flour and sugar. This healthy version is made with whole wheat flour and less sugar than most, plus the addition of coconut oil and vanilla yogurt makes it extra moist and delicious. Our favorite way to serve it? In this simple,

    Simple, delicious and stunning: try this triple berry trifle dessert for Easter!

    Triple Berry Lemon Poppyseed Trifle

    This Triple Berry Trifle makes use of the most delicious lemon poppyseed cake in combination with freshly whipped cream, assorted berries and a touch of lemon zest. It’s simple to put together, a delight for your guests and has a simply stunning presentation. It’s the perfect dessert for Easter, a baby shower, or spring/summer entertaining.

    Check out this recipe for wild blueberry lavender coconut ice cream! IT's a healthy dessert!

    Wild Blueberry Lavender Coconut Ice Cream

    This delicious vegan coconut ice cream with swirls of wild blueberries and hints of lavender is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and DELICIOUS! This ice cream is not only a healthy alternative to traditional ice cream, but its flavor is so refreshing!

    Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

    It’s hard to beat a good carrot cake. But when its loaded with fat and sugar, your tummy may not thank you after you’ve indulged. That’s why we created these delicious healthy carrot cake muffins. Loaded with fiber and good-for-you ingredients, these muffins are now worthy of breakfast or Easter brunch!

    Whole Wheat Banana Cinnamon Rolls

    This recipe brings together cinnamon rolls and banana bread in the absolute best way. And with a healthy twist too! In fact, they’re made with whole wheat flour and less sugar than their normal counterparts. Although these aren’t necessarily low calorie, if you  are going to indulge in a cinnamon roll, make this homemade version without the chemicals.



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