Easter supper is a time and place our families can gather ‘round and celebrate the blessings of life. This joyous time of the year is oh-so- special to us, y’all! We love to share love through food and are always lookin’ for new recipes to share with our sweet family.
It’s almost celebratin’ time and we have the scoop on a delicious and nutritious, Healthy Easter Sunday menu that we know you will enjoy! The best part is, these recipes are all on the skinny side so you can sit back, enjoy the holiday, and have no worries of ruining your diet. Let’s get to the menu, Sweeties!
Let’s start with the appetizers:Spicy Deviled Eggs
Take a spicy spin on an Easter classic and add some zest! The key to this healthy appetizer is using low fat mayo, so add that to your shopping list. Here is the recipe by Best Health Mag!
- 4 large eggs hard-boiled
- 1-1/4tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 green onion finely chopped
- big pinch curry powder
- small pinch ground ginger
- 8 cilantro sprigs
- Cool eggs thoroughly. Peel off shells; gently slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks to a small mixing bowl and set whites aside.
- To yolks, add mayonnaise, green onion, curry powder, ginger and lime juice. Mash together with a fork until smooth; season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Carefully spoon equal amounts of yolk mixture into egg white cavities. Sprinkle tops of filled eggs with cayenne and garnish with a cilantro sprig.
Easy Goat Cheese Appetizer
Try something new and yummy this holiday and make some goat cheese balls rolls in seeds and dried cherries! We are loving this super simple recipe by Green Healthy Cooking and your guests will be so excited to try something unique!Ingredients:
- 125g goat cheese
- 2Tbsp black sesame seeds
- 2Tbsp hemp seeds
- 2Tbsp dried cherries
- fresh basil (optional)
- crackers (optional)
- Chop dried cherries finely and add to a bowl together with black sesame seeds and hemp seeds and combine.
- Use a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon and use it like an ice cream scoop to take out about 1.5 tsp of goat cheese from the package and try to keep the balls size uniform.
- Roll the goat cheese between the palms of your hands until round.
- Roll the balls in the seeds and fruit and either place all on a plate with crackers and basil leaves on the side OR place on a cracker right away and give it a bite!
Ready for some side dishes?:
Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts
Love brussel sprouts? You’ll LOVE this recipe by Taste of Home. The touch of ginger in this side dish is a new and different spin on the classic spouts! Here are the details:
- 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts (about 5-1/2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Trim Brussels sprouts. Cut sprouts lengthwise in half; cut crosswise into thin slices.
- Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts; cook and stir until sprouts begin to brown lightly, 2-3 minutes. Add oil and toss to coat. Stir in onion, ginger, garlic and salt. Add water; reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until vegetables are tender, 1-2 minutes. Stir in pepper.
Salt-and-Pepper Charred Green Beans
Gotta have the green beens, y’all! These salt and pepper charred green beans by Country Living are just the best and the best side for Easter supper. Ready for the scoop?
- 2 1/2 lb
- green beans, trimmed
- 2 tbsp.
- olive oil
- Flaked salt
- Coarsely ground fresh black pepper
- Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Toss green beans, oil, and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Add about a quarter of beans to the skillet and cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes, then toss and cook until charred and just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter and repeat with remaining beans. Season with salt and pepper.
Now the main course:
Maple Glazed Ham
Have a ham ready for the oven? Try a maple glaze to drizzle on top! Lexis Clean Kitchen shares this yummy how-to:
- First heat up the ham, which is covered in foil, in a roasting rack/pan with water in the bottom to help keep the moisture in. Cook for about 2-1/2 hours, or until the ham is about 120ºF.
- While that is in the oven you combine all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Around the 2-1/2 hour mark take out the ham to glaze and return to the oven for 30 minutes or so. The ham is done when the glaze is nice and sticky and that ham has reached an internal temperature of 140ºF.
- Let the ham rest for about 20 minutes before serving. You can serve with additional glaze if you desire.
Don’t forget the dessert!:Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart
Ever made a fruit tart for dessert? Well, you’re in luck because Sally’s Baking Addiction has a fun and easy recipe for you to make for your Easter guests. Enjoy!
- 15 Medjool dates, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
- 1 and 1/2 cups raw unsalted cashews
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (vanilla)
- assorted sliced fresh fruit
- Spray the bottom of a 9-inch tart or cake pan or a pie dish with nonstick spray and line the pan with parchment paper on top. Set aside. (The spray helps the parchment stick to the pan, making spreading the crust easier. The parchment prevents the crust from sticking to the pan. If you don't mind the taste of nonstick spray on the crust, you don't have to use parchment. Just spray the pan with the nonstick spray and add the crust.)
- Make sure your dates are soft by soaking in warm water for 10 minutes. Make sure you drain them and chop in half before using.
- Pulse the dates and cashews together until thick “dough” is formed and the cashews are all broken up, as pictured above. The dough will be moist from the oil in the nuts. Press evenly into prepared tart pan and partly up the sides.
- Spread the yogurt on top of the crust. Decorate with fresh fruit. Slice, serve, enjoy.
- Make ahead tip: The crust can be made 1-2 days in advance. Cover tightly and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Continue with step 4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Somethin’ to wash it down:
Southern Breeze Sweet Tea
Don’t forget about the Southern Breeze, y’all! A pitcher of sweet tea is what completes a meal, don’t ya agree? Our family size tea bags make the most deliciously sweet zero calorie sweet tea that will help make your Easter Sunday a satisfying one!
We hope you enjoyed our Easter supper menu and hope you and your family will looove all the yummy flavors as you celebrate spring! Have Happy Easter, y’all!