I love Easter. It is one of my most favourite times of the year for sure! The time off, the family, the friends and the food, the meaning of Easter – it all compacts into a real joy filled long weekend for me, as I’m sure it does for many of you too! However, I’m sure we can all admit to being a bit daunted by the ‘spanner in the works’ of our healthy eating routines. It is all too easy to over indulge at this time of year, especially when you’re being gifted with cheeky choccies left, right and centre.
This year I am planning on helping myself out with preparing some healthy alternatives that will still feel like a treat, but won’t be maxing out my sugar intake! Take a look at the delicious Healthy Easter Nibbles Platter I will be preparing for my loved ones, I hope it will inspire you to create some healthy (but equally as tasty and impressive) treats for you and your family this Easter!
About this Healthy Easter Nibbles Platter
This platter includes: Paleo Hot Cross Buns, Breadsticks, Linseed Crackers, Flavoured Hummus, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Healthy Bounty Easter Eggs! Links to the recipes are below. I also added fruit, vegetables and nuts.
Healthy Easter Recipes for Kids & Adults
Paleo Hot Cross Buns (with vegan option)
I created these last year for Easter to help me avoid bringing home too many hot cross buns in the lead up to Easter. I eat way too many if they’re in the house more than for just the week leading up to easter (which I still cannot believe is next week! How are we at that time of year already?!). My paleo hot cross buns are filled with nourishing ingredients like coconut, dates, almonds and pear. There is also a recipe option to make these vegan.
These salted, thyme, rosemary and garlic paleo breadsticks are so good on a platter like this because you can dip them, or eat them on their own without wanting more flavour as you may with traditional bread sticks. They’re buttery, without butter; bread-like, without flour. A win-win for those with a dairy or gluten intolerance or those who follow a paleo diet.
These healthy flavoured hummus dip recipes are a staple in my house when I’m entertaining. The flavours pictured here are curry & cumin hummus and beetroot hummus. I also have a recipe for sundried tomato and basil hummus. Another one of my favourite dip recipes you could include on this healthy easter nibbles platter is this cumin and pecan roast carrot dip.
These low FODMAP linseed crackers (also dairy and gluten free) are so simple to make, have a great crunchy texture and so many more nutrients than regular wheat crackers.
Easter chocolate dipped strawberries
For these, I have to also share a picture from the original blog post where I shared an easter themed basket of chocolate covered strawberries, along with my tips for making beautiful thick and smooth chocolate covered strawberries. Check out the EPW pinterest page for more decorating ideas!
Healthy Bounty Easter Eggs
Now these are new to the blog this year, and are my absolute favourite! I would trade real eggs in for these bad boys any day! Get the delicious recipe for these refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free bounty easter eggs here.
Is there anything else you would add to this Easter grazing platter? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you have a fantastic Easter long weekend. xx
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