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Unique & Healthy Easter Recipes to Make at Home

Looking to enjoy an Easter dinner or meal with a unique and healthy twist? From vibrant spring menu ideas to an Easter dinner menu, these recipes are sure to be crowd-pleasers!

Unique & Healthy Easter Recipes to Make at Home


Looking to enjoy an Easter dinner or meal with a unique and healthy twist? Check out these nutritious and delicious recipes to perfectly fit the holiday theme! 

From vibrant spring menu ideas to an Easter dinner menu, these healthy recipes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Easter Breakfast

This Easter breakfast menu feels indulgent but is light and refreshing. This breakfast will keep you feeling full, as it is rich in protein from eggs in the frittata and ricotta cheese from the crepes. 

Also feel free to customize each dish, including adding as many vegetables as desired to the frittata and berries for the crepes. You could also add a side of fruit or green salad for this breakfast or brunch menu.

Frittata

Serving a frittata for Easter breakfast is a delicious, healthy way to enjoy eggs, a traditional Easter food. Frittata recipes can be varied based on desired flavor profile from Southwest flavors to a more traditional, veggie-filled frittata with artichoke, spinach, and roasted red pepper.

Again, the frittata recipes can be easily customized to harness favorite ingredients and flavors all enjoy! 

Mixed Berry Crepes

These mixed berry crepes have a ricotta filling and a generous amount of berries making them delicious but filling. Also prepared with fresh lemon juice or orange zest, the recipe offers a desirable freshness.

Do not let crepes intimidate you, these are easy to prepare and cook. Oh, and majorly easy to enjoy!

Lamb Shakshuka

Whether a lamb chop or leg of lamb, some sort of lamb is common on the Easter dinner menu. To shake up the tradition, add on Easter breakfast!

Lamb shakshuka features lean ground lamb but feel free to swap with ground beef or omit meat entirely. It is also flavored with ingredients likely already stocked in the pantry, including tomatoes, eggs, onion, garlic, and other spices.

Easter Lunch

These healthy Easter recipes include traditional foods like chicken and potatoes, but there are healthy and delicious twists on traditional Easter recipes. 

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken

This satisfying broccoli cheddar stuffed chicken recipe has chopped broccoli and cheddar cheese stuffed in the chicken breasts. Add a garlic veloute sauce on top if you desire an extra garlic flavor.

Vegan Potato Salad

Mashed or roasted potatoes can be a traditional Easter side dish. This fresh, light potato salad is a delicious complement to the broccoli cheddar stuffed chicken for Easter lunch. 

Serving this vegan potato salad with herbs is a lightened-up way to enjoy potatoes and get a taste of spring with fresh scallions and parsley.

Healthy Cabbage Slaw

This healthy cabbage slaw recipe, like the vegan potato salad, is not made with traditional mayonnaise. Instead, this cabbage and carrot slaw has a tangy dressing made with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. 

This cabbage slaw will add a delicious contrast in flavor and texture with this healthy Easter lunch.

Easter Dinner Menu

These semi-traditional Easter dinner ideas are a winning combination: Filet mignon with flavorful roasted vegetables! 

Oh, and do not forget the mashed "potato" mock recipe with a low-carb twist.

Perfect Filet Mignon

As a more expensive cut of meat, filet mignon is usually saved for a special occasion like Easter. This filet mignon recipe is foolproof and helps take the guessing out of how to cook it perfectly to liking.

Mashed Cauliflower and Mushroom Gravy

Instead of mashed potatoes, serve this mashed cauliflower with mushroom gravy alongside your perfectly cooked filet mignon. This is a delicious choice for anyone but especially for those looking to cut down on carbohydrates or increase vegetable intake.

You also will not have potatoes twice on Easter if paired with the lunch menu item of vegan potato salad for lunch. 

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This crispy roasted Brussels sprouts recipe will be a crowd-pleaser even for those who claim to not like Brussel sprouts! The recipe is also simple and easy to make. 

The recipe also includes simple ingredients such as Brussel sprouts, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The flavor is beyond simple, though, and it might just be your new go-to for cooking Brussel sprouts!

Honey Glazed Carrots

Carrots are another traditional Easter side, and these carrots are flavorful and light. Instead of roasting carrots with butter and/or brown sugar, this honey glazed carrots recipe adds flavor with dried oregano and thyme.

Snacks & Dessert Ideas

These Easter snacks and dessert ideas combine traditional Easter flavors but are also healthy and kid-friendly. (Talk about a win-win!)

Banana Bread

Want bread or healthy? This naturally-sweetened banana bread recipe says "YES!" to both. 

The healthy banana bread can be enjoyed to top off that savory Easter dinner menu or even enjoyed at brunch with a cup of joe. 

Carrot Cake Cookies

What is a more traditional Easter dessert than carrot cake? While delicious, carrot cake is high in calories and sugar. 

Instead of carrot cake, enjoy the flavors with healthy carrot cake breakfast cookies. These cookies have all the flavor of carrot cake but are lighter, and yes, they can even be served for breakfast!

Creamy, Vegan Lemon Bars

Do not be fooled, these creamy vegan lemon bars do not actually have any cream or dairy and are still delicious. They can also be made gluten-free if desired. 

Everyone will enjoy these on Easter or any time of year.

No-Bake Easter Egg Fruit Tarts

Celebrate Easter by making these fun and interactive no-bake Easter egg fruit tarts. The tarts are made primarily with almond butter, oats and do not need to be baked. 

Kids (and adults) can decorate these egg-shaped tarts with various cut-up pieces of fruit or other desired toppings.

Nutella Deviled Strawberries

Deviled eggs are a traditional Easter dinner menu item… Until now! 

These Nutella deviled strawberries are a fun, delicious play on deviled and chocolate Easter eggs. They are made with just fresh strawberries, Nutella, and optional crushed nuts. They can be served as an appetizer, snack, or dessert.

Final Thought

No matter the meal, we have you covered for traditional and healthy Easter recipes. 

Most of these recipes have "traditional" Easter ingredients (eggs, carrots, potatoes, chicken, beef, etc.) but have a unique and healthy twist that everyone will appreciate!

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Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on February 24, 2021. Updated on March 02, 2021.

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