Easter Sunday is a favorite holiday for many, most likely spent at a park, beach, or some other outdoor location. For children, Easter means Easter baskets, egg hunts, and lots of outdoor games with friends and family. For adults, it’s the perfect time to bring out the grill that’s been sitting in the garage over the winter time and cook up a delicious meal, drink some cold beverages and enjoy the day with friends and family. While we want to be able to enjoy our day, we still want to make healthy decisions and stay in line with our healthy lifestyle. Overindulging on sugary treats and greasy, processed food (like potato chips) won’t provide you with any satisfaction in the long run. There are many ways to still enjoy your Easter Sunday and not compromise your health.
Here are a few healthy and delicious Easter treats you can try this year:
Chocolate Covered Fruit: Using gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate, you can easily melt your chocolate to create a delicious, sweet treat for anyone to enjoy. Strawberries are plentiful during this time of the year; however, bananas and apples are also great when dipped in some chocolate.
Healthy Deviled Eggs: What’s Easter without the eggs? Although traditional deviled eggs can be high in fat, you can make a few changes to make this year’s deviled recipe a healthier one. You can take out half the yolk, substitute Greek yogurt for mayo, and substitute picked relish for homemade picked onions. A great recipe can be found on Fantastic Food’s website HERE.
Asparagus: If you’ve been visiting your grocery store lately, you’ll find that asparagus is in season right now, which will make it the perfect side dish to your grilled chicken or steak! If you want to kick it up a notch, you can cut up some bacon slices in halves or thirds and wrap your asparagus with the bacon before you put it on the grill.
Sweet Potato and Kale Chips: Step away from the greasy chip bags and head over to the produce isle and grab yourself some sweet potatoes or kale! All you need to do is thinly slice your sweet potatoes or chop up your kale, toss them in some olive oil, sea salt, and any other spice you feel is necessary and put them in the oven. Kale chips may not be ideal to dipping into your guacamole, but they are tasty on their own!
Sweet Carrots: If carrots are the staple for the Easter bunny, then they should absolutely be a staple at your Easter picnic. You can hit up the farmers market for some local, colorful carrots and simply steam them and add a dash of salt, or you can create a sweet treat by making glazed carrots. You can check out the recipe HERE.
There are really many ways to enjoy your Easter day and not compromise your healthy lifestyle and these are just a few! You don’t want to miss out on the Easter chocolate so don’t forget to stuff those Easter eggs with some of Youngevity’s Triple Truffle™ Chocolate, which will take care of your sweet tooth while providing you with antioxidants, calcium and Vitamin D!
Have a Happy, Healthy Easter Weekend!
Youngevity Marketing Team