Once the morning services are over, the baskets are opened and the egg hunts are done, everyone has worked up an appetite and looks forward to what will be on the Easter table. Whether it is Easter dinner or an early Easter brunch, food and coming together is a big part of this special holiday. But that doesn’t mean we should throw out our health or nutrition plans. Especially if we’re trying to lose weight. That is where low cal Easter side dish recipes could lend a helping hand.
Like any big holiday meal, there can be caveats. Sticking to a healthy eating plan, for one, can be difficult. There are so many things to choose from. From ham, lamb, cheesy dishes, buttery dishes and let’s not forget the dessert and all those treats the Easter bunny left for the kids there are temptations everywhere. It might be easy to resist eating Easter candy. Maybe you can even pass on dessert like it’s nothing. You have the willpower of course. But we all want to share in a delicious Easter dinner.
The ham or even a rack of lamb, or whatever protein you choose will be the star of the show, but it’s the side dishes that can make the meal shine. It can also make or break the calorie bank so making a menu plan is key. What you need is a couple of fantastic low cal Easter side dish recipes that are healthy and delicious. With this list and the help of some amazing, in-season spring veggies your Easter side dishes might end up on a regular rotation at your low calorie table.
Mashed Cauliflower | Two Peas and Their Pod
Cauliflower Stuffing | Mid Life Healthy Living
Garlic Roasted Asparagus | I Am Baker
Honey Roasted Carrots | Garden In The Kitchen
Sauteed Green Beans | Savory Nothings
What does your family like to have during Easter? Does your family go for more of a brunch or is your family a dinner type of family? No matter when you share an Easter meal, health should be one of the most important aspects of the meal. There are some things you can’t really control, like the ham. But you can absolutely make some low cal Easter side dish recipes.
Broccoli Pineapple Salad | Plain Chicken
Southern Style Green Beans | Soulfully Made
Keto Parmesan Skillet Green Beans | Stylish Cravings
Oven Roasted Beets with Honey and Ricotta | Evolving Table
Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Carrot Spirals | Savvy Mama Lifestyle
All of these recipes are low cal and some of them are even low carb as well. Your entire family will enjoy these recipes and they won’t even know that they are eating within your meal plan. You could make delicious potatoes or amazing parmesan broccoli. The best part is, these recipes are simple.
Spicy Mustard Potatoes | Glitter and Graze
Roasted Parmesan Broccoli | Taste and See
Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage | Cookin Canuck
Healthy Mexican Street Corn Salad | Slender Kitchen
Super Low-Calorie Honey Mustard Broccoli Slaw | Yummiest Food Recipes
There are a lot of aspects of an Easter meal that requires more work. But these low cal Easter side dish recipes don’t have to be difficult. You can throw a lot of these recipes together last minute. Of course, some of these recipes will require a little more effort than others. However, all of them are worth any amount of time you put into them.
Avocado Deviled Eggs | Kiss in the Kitchen
Roasted Asparagus with Meyer Lemon and Chopped Egg | Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Snap Peas with Breadcrumbs and Pecorino | Cooking Light
Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing | Jeanette’s Healthy Living