A Healthier Take on the Easter Menu
Among the big holidays, Easter isn’t traditionally associated with excessive eating. But any family gathering has the potential to lead to overindulging. The best strategy: Plan your menu around fresh, healthy and seasonal recipes.
Lighten up this classic app with nonfat Greek yogurt and a flavor boost from pickles, Dijon and cayenne pepper.
Recipe: Lighter Southern Deviled Eggs
Ham is the classic pick for an Easter spread. But for leaner protein and Omega-3 fats, consider runners-up like lamb or salmon.
Celebrate the season with fresh spring produce. (Peas and asparagus are filled with fiber and vitamin C.)
Recipe: Roasted Asparagus
Recipe: Risotto with Pesto and Peas
Good news: There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little holiday libation. Just keep portions to about 5 fluid ounces so you can limit calories to 130 per serving.
Recipes: Champagne Cocktails
Angel food cake is always a hit, especially when served with a side of seasonal fruit like strawberries.
Recipe: Lemon Angel Food Cake
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.