If you’re trying to lose weight this spring, you might be worried that a traditional Easter celebration won’t fit in with your diet. Not to worry! You can still enjoy a scrumptious feast without putting on the pounds with these 3 simple, healthy Easter recipes.
Kale, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Start out with this light spring salad that just happens include three weight loss superfoods; kale, strawberries, and avocado all have properties that make them ideal for a healthy diet.
(For the salad)
(For the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing)
Put the kale in a large bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the kale and massage the leaves until the leaves are darker in color and tender.
Add the strawberries, avocado, almonds, and feta cheese. Toss gently.
In a small jar, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper. Shake until mixed well.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve.
Recipe by twopeasandtheirpod.com
Lemon-Oregano Lamb Chops
Lamb is a traditional Easter food and there’s no need to skip it with this simple recipe that is heavy in taste, but light in calories.
Combine lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, and garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add lamb to bag, turning to coat. Seal and marinate at room temperature 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle lamb evenly with salt and pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb to pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
* Recipe by MyRecipes.com.
Five Minute Carrot Cake for One
Skip the high calorie classic carrot cake and try this single serving recipe that allows you to enjoy your delicious Easter treat without overindulging—the perfect weight loss solution!
(For the cake)
(For the frosting)
In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients (not carrots). Mix all wet ingredients and blend. (If you don’t have a blender, mash the carrots with a fork before adding to mixture.) Then mix dry into wet and stir.
Pour into a small greased dish or a mug. If using the microwave, cook for 1 minute 20 seconds (approximately; depending on your microwave wattage). Or you can cook in the oven at 350F for 15 minutes. Let cool before trying to remove from dish.
To make frosting, blend ingredients together in a small food processor. Frost cake. Enjoy.
* Recipe by chocolatecoveredkatie.com