5 Easter Dishes for a Healthy Sunday

By: Emily Lee


Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm

Eating healthy for the holidays doesn’t mean you have to forgo your favorite dishes. This Easter, indulge in all of the classics like lamb, asparagus and lemon meringue pie with a few lighter takes on the classics.

Just when you thought it would be impossible to find a main dish that’s festive, healthy and easy to prepare, enter Michael Symon’s low calorie, gluten-free Easter main. Simply seasoned and grilled lamb chops are served with caponata, a sweet-and-sour Italian relish. Cooking the vegetables in balsamic vinegar adds robust, tangy flavor, so there’s no need for extra oil.

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Save yourself from the notorious post-Easter food coma by serving this energizing salad of fresh veggies, potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. The goat cheese-buttermilk dressing adds just the right touch of creaminess without pushing the dish into caloric territory.

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These low-fat smashed potatoes are just as flavorful as the traditional version and you won’t miss the butter and cream. Tangy Greek yogurt not only adds protein and calcium, but it’s also a probiotic, which is important for gut health.

Pile fragrant seasoned barley and button mushrooms on top of roasted asparagus for a guilt-free holiday indulgence.

These elegant, individually-sized lemon meringue pies are perfect for capping off a filling holiday meal. Start by preparing a simple buttery crust in your muffin tin for easy portioning, then fill each one with tart lemon custard and a dollop of meringue.

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