5 Healthy Side Recipes For Easter
Spring is in the air!
With spring comes gathering together to enjoy Easter dinner with friends and family, the hopes of warm weather, and kids running around in adorable, brightly colored dress clothes! (#sostinkingcute)
If you’re running the show this year, there’s no reason to fall into the holiday trap of making unhealthy items to a dish up. Oh no, no! When you’re cooking for all your favorite people, you want to ensure you get them fresh, healthy, and nutrient-rich foods.
Since sides are a great way to compliment the main dish and keep your company’s bellies happy, we thought we’d rally up five mouthwatering sides to add to your menu.
These recipes are plump full of nutrients, health benefits, and delightful tastes that will leave your friends and family impressed and grateful for your thoughtful consideration! (We’ll call it “no bloat Sunday!”)
Plus, cooking healthy meals will ensure you don’t end up eating something that doesn’t agree with your body, your health, or your commitment to staying as healthy as possible!
Here are five deliciously healthy sides to “wow” your guests and keep you on top of your health game!
5 HEALTHY SIDE RECIPES FOR EASTER
This salad is super easy to make! It’s packed with nutrients, it’s easy peasy to digest, contains healthy fat, and is a sweet treat everyone will enjoy!
Cantaloupe is packed with beautifying beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body. It helps to shed the outer layer of dead skin cells to keep your skin blemish-free and even improves elasticity so you can say goodbye to wrinkles!
Avocados, also known as the alligator pear, actually contain a hefty amount of fiber. This makes them an excellent tool for weight loss.
Not only does it increase satiety and control blood sugar levels, but studies also show that fiber actually reduces the number of calories absorbed by the body. Pretty cool, huh?
This salad is a great addition to most meals and adds a little kick and heat while the cucumbers keep things cool! Your guests will love this recipe, not to mention, feel great after eating it! They can thank you for the metabolism boost later!
Looking for something simple and sweet to impress your guests? Look no further. This SERIOUSLY easy and delicious recipe is perfect for a starter and will delight anyone’s taste buds.
On top of tasting buttery sweet, studies show that pears boost metabolism and can speed up weight loss.
Plus, walnuts boost serotonin levels and reduce levels of inflammation in the body to help with heart health and metabolic syndrome, a condition that may cause you to store extra weight around the middle.
These flavorful little chips are a big hit at any gathering! With their salty crunch, your guests won’t even realize just how healthy and nutrition this appetizer is!
Plus, did you know that carrots are cleansing for the body and gums? Their vitamin A and fiber content help flush toxins from the body.
Plus, chowing down on this root vegetable helps create alkalizing saliva to neutralize acidic bacteria that can cause cavities! Whoohoo!
They just might steal the show if you’re not careful!
Hummus is delicious as a dip for veggies, spreading on crackers, and using in place of mayo on a lettuce-wrap sandwich. This recipe takes regular old chickpea hummus and powers it up with some exceptional health building ingredients.
Keeping hummus on hand for snacks is a great way to up your raw veggie intake! Pairing this hummus up with raw peppers, tomatoes, carrots, or whatever veggie you fancy makes a perfect and nutrient-rich starter for your meal.
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY
With these amazing, healthy recipe options, you won’t have to worry about having a gut ache or food hangover. You’ll be able to enjoy your company and feel great while you’re at it.
Try out these simple recipes to keep in your fridge during the week for quick snacks!
Comment below and tell us how your guests enjoyed these sides!