Michelle MacLean | Health and Wellness Coach | www.michelle-maclean.com | Blog Post - Low carb easterAs we head into the Easter weekend I’ve got a few tips and suggestions for getting through the chocolate onslaught without completely sabotaging your good healthy efforts.

I’ve curated some online resources for Easter dinner, brunch and sweet treat Easter goodies.

Typically, it isn’t the actual dinner that gets us into trouble but the chocolate, candy, snacking, desserts and fancy cocktails that really do a number on us.

I’ve included links to recipes for low carb alternatives that are delicious and nutritious. It is possible to indulge and enjoy without giving in to all temptations.

Easter Dinner

Dinner is usually comprised of turkey or ham and some veggies, which you can keep mostly low carb. I recommend cauliflower mash instead of potatoes and this low carb stuffing for your turkey.

If you go the ham route make sure to get one that is all natural and plain – not already injected with sugars or maple syrups and flavourings. Try it with this cranberry apricot glaze that you prepare yourself.

The veggies will be no problem, stick to more above ground veggies and you’ll be fine. This brussel sprout and bacon recipe would be a good addition to any Easter table. I might try this recipe for Garlic-Roasted Green Beans Recipe with Shallots and Almonds, sounds yummy!

For dessert here are a few low carb cakes that might appeal:
Low carb carrot cake
Almond and orange cake
Chocolate heaven cake

Easter Brunch

If I were preparing an Easter brunch for a group this year, I’d go buffet-style and would include a mix of these yummy and healthy dishes:

Sugar-Free Easter Treats

Ditch the Carbs has some recipes here for sugar free easter treats if you want to make your own instead of buying the processed, high-fructose-corn-syrup-laden junk from the stores.

Happy Easter!

5 Comments

  1. Harry Soper on April 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Hello Michelle,

    I’m so appreciate you providing recipes and encouragement for having a Low Carb Easter. Thank you so much.

    Happy Easter,
    Harry Soper

    • Michelle on April 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      You are so welcome Harry. Enjoy the weekend. Blessings to you 🙂

  2. Genevieve Kennedy on April 18, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Hi Michelle thanks for all the pep chats. I’m here reading and trying to absorb. Life has been very rough going but I think I’ve left the boulders behind ha and seeking the sand. I’m going to check out your Easter Recipes because I’m struggling to get back to planned and healthy eating. Hugs

    • Michelle on April 18, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Thanks for touching base Gen. I’m glad to hear you are making progress. Every day we get the opportunity to start again and move forward. And we know that the setbacks will happen. Just try to not totally give up during the setbacks. What can you do in those moments no matter how small to move you toward your goal? And how quickly can you get back on track. You got this girl!

      • Genevieve Kennedy on April 18, 2019 at 2:42 pm

        Many Thanks Michelle Hugs

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