10 Healthy & Sweet Easter Recipes
Spring is upon us and nothing helps kick off springtime quite like Easter. Even if Cadbury eggs aren’t your thing (or aren’t on the meal plan right now), there are plenty of sweets to treat yourself with this holiday. Coming up with creative options while staying healthy is far from easy, especially for holidays, so we put together a list of our favorite healthy Easter treats. All of these are healthy options that also satisfy the sweet tooth, including options that are natural, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free.
1) Healthy Fruit Pizza
A springtime fan favorite, there’s a better way to do a fruit pizza that doesn’t involve heavy amounts of sugar, frosting and fruit glaze. If you keep this recipe simple and substitute Greek Yogurt for frosting, you can create a colorful Easter treat that goes great with brunch or dessert. If a rainbow of fresh fruit doesn’t get you in the Spring mood I don’t know what will.
2) Greek yogurt deviled eggs
Deviled eggs are a great addition to your Easter brunch or to bring as an appetizer to Easter dinner with friends or family. The high amount of mayo in the traditional recipe makes Deviled eggs high in fat and cholesterol but this doesn’t mean you have to ditch this favorite. Subbing Greek Yogurt for mayo slashes the calories from fat and adds some protein and nutrients. Here’s a quick and easy recipe from Tone and Tighten.
3) Flourless breakfast carrot cake
Carrot cake is both amazing and perfect for Easter, but far from a healthy option. This breakfast carrot cake is a perfect substitute dessert for your Easter celebration. Believe it or not it is completely vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free. It’s packed with protein and healthy fats. It’s creator also likes it for breakfast! If you haven’t seen his recipes, The Big Man’s World blogger creates his own healthy sweets like this one. Check out the recipe and his blog here.
4) Easter Fruit kabobs with whipped coconut cream
This is about as easy and healthy (and easy) as a recipe can get. If you need an option that is completely made up of fresh fruit to add some color to your brunch these fruit kabobs are quick, simple and healthy. Grab your favorite pieces of fresh fruit and thread them onto wooden skewers and you’re ready to go. These are a healthy snack for kids and adults alike. You can add a side of Greek Yogurt for dipping or use this recipe for a dairy-free, healthy whipped cream alternative.
5) No bake peanut butter nests (gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free)
These treats take only 15 minutes to prep and make and require no baking whatsoever. If it doesn’t sound great enough already this recipe only uses 8 ingredients and is completely gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free and vegan. All you need is 15 minutes and 8 ingredients and you have 12-14 nests you can top with mini Easter eggs or eat as is. The full ingredient list and quick instructions can be found here thanks to Laura at JoyFoodSunshine.
6) Healthy oatmeal peanut butter eggs
This recipe allows you to get into the Easter spirit by using empty plastic Easter eggs to shape this treat prior to eating. It’s a healthy alternative to chocolate and marshmallow eggs and is completely all natural, vegan and low on sugar. This is a great festive recipe without the buzz and guilt of processed sugar. Check out the full recipe here from the Savvy Naturalista.
7) Easter egg breakfast popsicles
This is a great Easter breakfast treat that couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is Yogurt of your choice, granola (optional) and some fresh berries. Combine those into a mold (here’s an example of a silicon egg shaped mold) and stick with a lolly stick. After 2 hours in the freezer you have healthy but sweet popsicles for breakfast or dessert.
8) Gluten Free / Vegan Reese’s Eggs
Made with just 4 simple ingredients, these homemade Reese’s Eggs are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Hard to believe right? This means just about anyone can enjoy and use these as an Easter dessert or kept in the freezer year-round to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. All you need is peanut butter, pure maple syrup, coconut flour and dark chocolate. Monique at Ambitious Kitchen put together this recipe and a how-to video on her blog that you can see here.
9) Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Covered Eggs
Another sweet (and healthy) treat from Arman at The Big Man’s world that requires no baking. This Easter dessert is packed with fiber and protein and believe it or not, also fit for those following the vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and paleo lifestyles. To find the instructions for the cookie dough center and chocolate coating visit Arman’s healthy sweets blog.
10) Vegan cinnamon bunny cookies
This festive option from the Unconventional Baker is the perfect option for cookie fans following healthy diets. These bunny-shaped cookies are fitting for Easter and are a healthy option to sugar cookies. They are Gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free. If you try this recipe and like it, you can make these cookies into just about any shape you’d like for any occasion or holiday. Find the full recipe here.
There are PLENTY more options from where these came from. So, if you’re looking for more Easter treats, or just healthy ideas for everyday snacks, these blogs are awesome resources to follow.