It’s easy to go overboard on Easter, either by adorning your mantle with one too many fuzzy rabbits, or eating one too many of their marshmallow equivalents.
Many of these traditions, like hunt planning for your kids, may be inevitable and inescapable. But overindulging in red meat and sweets doesn’t have to be.
Whether you’re celebrating Easter as a religious tradition or just gathering the family to kick off the start of Spring, following are some easy dishes that are stress-free, guilt-free and gluten-free.
Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme
These honey roasted carrots with thyme are a great replacement for those bunnies looking to steer clear of their Easter basket sweets. Get the recipe for Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme.
Green Goddess Avocado Dip
This green goddess dip, packed with herbs and avocado, is great to serve alongside the crudité you will almost certainly be offered during your Easter festivities. Get the recipe for Green Goddess Avocado Dip.
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Dill
Easter egg decorating can be taken to a whole new level: Upgrade your deviled eggs by pairing them with sharp mustard, fresh dill, and salty smoked salmon. Get the recipe for Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Dill.
Moroccan Roasted Beet Salad with Almonds and Pomegranate Seeds
Look and feel your Easter best with this skin-beautifying and liver detoxifying Moroccan roasted beet salad with almonds and pomegranate seeds. Get the recipe for Moroccan Roasted Beet Salad.
Spinach Mashed Potatoes
Feed the whole family on Easter with this healthy spinach mashed potato recipe, made without the use of heavy cream or milk. Get the recipe for Spinach Mashed Potatoes.
Baked Chicken with Tomatoes, Capers, and Dates
Relieve some stress on Easter Day by marinating this chicken in capers, olives, and dates the night before, then bake right before your family arrives. Get the recipe for Baked Chicken with Tomatoes, Capers, and Dates.
Lemon Curd Tart
Beat those sweet tooth cravings by taking your hand out of that bowl of chocolate Easter eggs and healthfully indulging in this dairy-free lemon curd tart with gluten-free almond crust. Get the recipe for Lemon Curd Tart.