Feasting on Easter can feel worrisome when you're trying to eat healthy foods. Here are six helpful resources recommended by a nutrition expert for navigating holiday eating.
Easter is literally 0.27% of the year -- so it's important to remember that it's okay to eat the Reese's eggs. It's also okay for your kids to eat candy. Remember, it's what you do most of the time (the healthy habits you keep daily) that make the difference.
If you do choose to turn Easter a bit healthier this year, that's okay, too! The "right" way to eat is different for everyone. Holidays can be enjoyable whatever you choose to put on the table.
Read on for six "eggs-ellent" resources for figuring out Easter festivities and food.
1. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is an excellent way to sneak some seasonal veggies in. My carrot cake balls are gluten and dairy free, and there is even a no sugar added option.
2. Cookie Cutters
Egg, bunny, or other Easter-themed cookie cutters can turn virtually any dish a bit more festive. My no added sugar cookies with superfruit frosting are dairy and gluten free without lacking in flavor.
3. Planning the Right Portions
It's easy to overestimate a holiday meal and how much food to make. Download my free guide to planning the right portions. It can help keep serving sizes reasonable and also save you money in the long run!
4. Charcuterie to the Rescue
It's no secret that I love charcuterie. Understanding how to assemble a charcuterie board can help you plan the perfect healthy appetizers. Don't forget, there's a free guide in the article you can download for reference.
5. Natural Dye Easter Eggs
Using natural, food-based dye for Easter eggs means more nutritious foods are in the house. My step-by-step guide can help answer your questions and show you how to create dyes from foods and spices you probably already have at home!
6. Eating to Recover from a Holiday Binge
Even with planning and preparation, overeating can happen to anyone. Don't be too hard on yourself, and remember there are helpful ways to encourage eating to recover from a holiday binge. Download the free guide included in the article to reframe your holiday eating mindset.