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. 😉
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.