Cooking, Fitness, Recipes

Healthy Recipes for Easter

If you’re getting together with family for Easter this week or over spring break, there’s probably going to be a lot of food to eat. If you’re trying to stay on track with a nutrition plan or a diet, then this is probably a dreaded time for you. I’m planning on bringing my own meal to Easter dinner so I know I hit my macros for the day and so I’m not tempted to load up on the cheesy potatoes – though they’re so good!

Here are some recipes to prep for Easter with some good macro counts! These recipes are good if you’re bringing just one dish for yourself or to share with the rest of the family.

Cottage Cheese and Egg Salad | After eating the same four meals for the past few weeks I was searching Pinterest for some new recipes and I saw an egg and cottage cheese scramble recipe. I thought, why not make that a lunch and use hard boiled eggs instead? Perfect! This recipe is high in protein, low in carbs.

Cottage Cheese and Egg Salad
Cottage cheese and egg salad lunches with my other meal preps.

The macros on the batch I mixed up are 227 calories per serving 1/2 cup serving, 4g carbs, 23g protein, 11g fat. I made this for my lunches and packed them like an adult Lunchable with some crackers and fruit. Bring just the salad to Easter and have a few treats on the side!

Caprese Salad Skewers | I made these for our spring equinox party this past weekend and they’re delicious! I’ve never been a big fan of tomatoes, but lately I really been craving caprese. They make a perfect appetizer for you and your family, then you can add a few carby sides to treat yourself with. I promise these will be a hit if you bring them to share!

caprese skewers

Salmon Cakes with Spinach Salad | I’ve been making these for the past few weeks for my lunches at work, and they’d also be perfect to share with family. The recipe for this is super simple  and versatile depending on your tastes – 15 ounces of canned salmon, celery, onion, and an egg. Make sure you purchase the smaller cans of salmon to avoid bones, or you can use fresh salmon that you shredded yourself. Add in your celery, onions, or other ingredients you want to add in along with any spices you want. Add the egg to bind everything and divide evenly into small cakes. I like cooking mine on a flat top grill to crisp the edges then finish cookies the cakes in the oven. Add on top of a spinach salad with a little dressing and you’re good to go! Should make four large cakes or five smaller ones. Macros on mine for each cake come out to 117 calories, 1g carbs, 18g protein, 4g fat – that’s not including the spinach salad.

Hard Boiled Eggs, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli | I haven’t made this recipe I found on Pinterest a while back yet, but I’m definitely interested in making it one of these weeks! This is another simple meal you can prep for the week, then bring one along to Easter for yourself. Roast sweet potatoes to your liking, add frozen or fresh broccoli and sliced hard boiled eggs – two if you want a good protein macro. I would microwave this to get the potatoes and broccoli just warm enough to eat. Sprinkle with seasoned salt or even sriracha and it’d be mighty tasty!

Rainbow Roasted Vegetables | This is another recipe I haven’t made yet, but it would be a perfect side for Easter dinner. Sounds simple enough to make and a lot of people may already have these vegetables waiting to be eaten. To add protein to this dish, I would eat these along side one of the salmon cakes or even the cottage cheese and egg salad.

Again, these are all recipes that I would prep for myself for the work week, but they’re also great for bringing to family get togethers or spring break with friends. Happy spring!

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