Five Healthy Easter Recipes

Healthy, organic, vegan Easter recipesLooking to turn your Easter into a healthy one? It can be hard, especially when the Easter Bunny is delivering all that candy! To help you transform your holiday into a day where you don’t have to stress – too much – over calories and unhealthy ingredients, here are five recipes that won’t have you bellyaching over seconds.

 

 

 

 

Four Bean Easter Salad

Healthy, organic, vegan Easter recipesEvery meal should have a salad full of delicious vegetables, like this Four Bean Easter Salad from SheKnows.com. The salad contains four different kinds of beans including green, kidney, chickpeas or garbanzo and black. Mix together, add some spices, other various ingredients and presto you have your dish. Not only is the dish colorful and vegan, but is the perfect Easter side dish!

Petso Raw-sta Primavera

Healthy, organic, vegan Easter recipesDeviate from the normal Easter ham and try a healthy version to pasta primavera. From The Healthy Voyager, this Pesto Raw-sta Primavera makes the perfect main dish for your meal. Don’t worry if you’re trying to cut out carbs, because this dish calls for zucchini pasta. Sounds good right? The main course brings color to your table and will surely fill your guests!

Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Healthy, organic, vegan Easter recipesHot cross buns are an Easter staple, but not the healthiest. This Easter, why not try a vegan version offered at Food.com? Say goodbye to dairy in this version and substitute with soya milk and egg substitute. You probably won’t be able to even taste the difference between these and the regular recipe. Indulge and enjoy.

Fruit Salad with Strawberry Tofu Dip

Healthy, organic, vegan Easter recipesBreakfast, lunch, dinner and of course holiday meals should always include fruit. After all, it is an essential for healthy eating habits. Throw together a fruit salad by slicing and dicing apples, grapes, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, bananas and whatever fruit you enjoy into one bowl. Add a little Strawberry Tofu Fruit Dip and cross the dish off your list. Not only is it easy, but you’ll have leftovers for later!

Gluten Free Carrot Cupcakes

Healthy, organic, vegan Easter recipesDessert; the one part of every holiday most people look forward to. Sweets are the best no matter if you’re munching on a cookie, a piece of pie or slice of cake. Get into the Easter spirit with Gluten Free Peter Rabbit Carrot Cupcakes from Family Fresh Cooking that the whole family will love.

Easter can be a tasty holiday, even with healthy recipes. Be sure to try these dishes out and make your holiday a memorable one.

-Allyson Koerner

Photo Credit: Flickr/Clay Irving, Flickr/Alexandria Perone, The Healthy Voyager, Flickr/Susan Fitzgerald, Flickr/Dinner Series, Marla Meridith Photography
Marla Meridith is the creator, photographer, stylist and go to gal behind the blog Family Fresh Cooking. She believes in real, whole foods for a happy, healthy, high energy life. She is obsessed with her family, food, travel, and coffee. Look for her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and StumbleUpon too.
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