Easter is a time of celebration; whether your family is celebrating the religious holiday or the spring-break time off, it is a time where family and friends come together.
Like many holidays, Easter is associated with food – (at least this was true for my family. Anytime we get together to celebrate it revolved around what we were eating).
These days, with so many food sensitivities, overall health concerns, and environmental awareness, how can this year’s Easter meal planning be fun, festive and food-friendly for all types of diets?
We have compiled a list of recipes and tips from various blog sources to help you plan a healthier Easter. Take a look …
The Hunt is on
Growing up, my family loved planning an Easter egg hunt. The upside: it’s a really fun activity. The down-side: the prizes are often not the healthiest choices.
What is an alternative to the traditional foil-wrapped eggs?
- Scavenger hunt for prizes! Perhaps the hidden treasures are games or movie vouchers or simply clues leading to one prize at the end?
- Love the chocolate egg hunt? Check out this recipe for Raw chocolate Easter Eggs. Wrap them up and hide them just like traditional foil wrapped eggs.
While hunting for healthy Easter recipes I came across these adorable craft ideas … and they’re edible
- Make your own unique Easter picture using various fruit slices:
- Easter Eggs … Hahaha, this is a spin on the traditional
- Watermelon Carving: Ok this one might not be a time-saver, but it sure is impressive:
Delicious Desserts to Dive Into (sans sugar and wheat)
This website has a plethora of dessert options that are “skinny, clean, gluten free, vegan, no-bake, low carb, high protein, no sugar and more…” Check it out www.damyhealth.com
And here is another great resource from Eatingwell.com.
Finally, below are some tips c/o Amelia Burton’s blog, where she writes a survival guide for Easter weekend!
- Save a treat for Easter Sunday
- Exercise in the morning
- Limit alcohol
- Sharing is caring
- Eggs for breakfast
- No white chocolate
- Practice your willpower
- Indulge in ‘good’ fats
- Limit the meat intake
For a full break down of each category visit her post at http://ameliaburton.com.au/2012/04/a-healthy-easter-survival-guide.html.
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Happy Easter Everyone!!!