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Healthy Easter Recipes

Healthy Easter Recipes

Easter is just around the corner and you must be searching for delicious and healthy Easter recipes. Whether you're cooking for you and your family or having a big blowout, the recipes mentioned in the article are here to get you started on the menu...
CelebrationJoy Staff
Every year, many households organize a big family feast where they cook various non-traditional and traditional recipes that are sure to leave everyone happy. Which brings me to the reason why we have this article concentrating on various recipes that are especially prepared on this day.

And if this year you have planned a family/friends dinner, then how about we help you prepare for healthy Easter recipes. As you go through the article below, you will find mouth-watering recipes that are very easy to make.
Healthy Recipes for Easter
Enjoying a wonderful lunch or dinner with friends and family around the table gives a different kind of satisfaction. As you go through the recipes given below, you will see that with these dishes, you can easily plan the entire menu for a lavish dinner. Also, if you are planning a luncheon, then these scrumptious dishes are just right. Take a look.
Apricot-glazed Carrots
Apricot-glazed Carrots
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • cup apricot preserves
  • Salt, for taste
  • Parsley, for garnish
Directions

In a pot, add sliced carrots and salt with water. Mix properly so that the salt dissolves and let the carrots boil over low heat. Once the carrots turn tender, drain the water and keep the carrots on the side. Take a bowl to mix butter and apricots together. Combine and add nutmeg, salt, orange zest, and lemon juice together (depending on your taste). Finally, add carrots and stir everything together. Sprinkle parsley leaves on top and serve. Always do a taste test every time you add herbs and spices.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 5 large potatoes, cut in 1'' pieces
  • 3½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup light cream
  • Salt and black pepper, for taste
Directions

In a pot, boil potato slices in chicken broth. You can use vegetable broth as well. Once the potatoes turn tender, drain the broth into another bowl to save it. In another bowl, mash the potatoes, using a potato masher, and add a little bit of broth to keep them from drying out. Add the cream, salt, butter, and black pepper in. Mix everything properly and make a creamy mixture. You can add more broth to keep the mashed potatoes at the right consistency. Serve warm.
Dill Cucumber Toasties
Dill Cucumber Toasties
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed, dried
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package Italian-style salad dressing mix, dried
  • 1 French baguette, ½'' thick slices
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
Directions

You will need to slice the cucumber very thin to prepare this recipe. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, Italian salad dressing mix, and mayonnaise together. Mix all the ingredients properly. Spread this mixture over a slice of bread and place a thin slice of cucumber on it. Sprinkle dill weed on top and serve. It makes for a healthy snack as well.
Delicious Deviled Eggs
Delicious Deviled Eggs
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ stalk celery, chopped
  • ¼ onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and black pepper, for taste
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce
  • Paprika, for garnish
Directions

Take a pot, fill it with water, and place all six eggs in. Cover the pot and let the water boil to cook the eggs properly. Once the eggs are cooked, leave them inside the hot water for about 10 more minutes. Remove the eggs, let them cool a bit, and then peel off the shell. Cut eggs in half and remove yolks from them; place the yolks in a bowl. Use a masher to properly mash the yolks so there are no curdles left. Add celery, mayonnaise, onion, salt, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce in. Mix properly and stuff the egg white halves with this mixture. Sprinkle paprika (you can add cilantro, chives, or parsley as well) on top and place in the refrigerator to chill. At the time of dinner, serve them.
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
Directions

In a bowl, mix fresh spinach leaves and strawberries together. Take a different bowl to make the dressing. To do so, combine vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar, paprika, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds properly. Pour this dressing over the spinach and strawberries. Toss the salad with tongs and serve. You can either serve the salad as soon as you make it or keep it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes or so to make it cool (don't keep it for a longer time; you don't want the spinach to wilt).
Honey-glazed Ham
Honey-glazed Ham
Ingredients
  • 5 lbs ham, ready-to-eat
  • 2 cups honey
  • ¼ cup cloves, whole
  • ¼ dark corn syrup
  • ⅔ cup butter
Directions

Preheat the oven at 325ºF. With a knife, score ham and place whole cloves in. Keep the ham over a baking pan lined with aluminum foil. Now let's prepare the glaze. On a double boiler, mix corn syrup, butter, and honey together. When the glaze is warm and ready, brush it over the ham generously. Bake the ham for about an hour and 15 minutes. You can baste the ham after every 15 minutes to keep it moist and give that great color over it. When the ham is almost ready, switch the oven to broil to caramelize the glaze. Remove the ham from the oven once cooked and wait for few minutes before you serve.
I know that we haven't mentioned any desserts in the article. There's no reason to worry because at Buzzle, you will find an article that give you detailed information on some delicious Easter desserts. Invite family and friends over for a lovely lunch/dinner gathering.