Easter is just around the corner - and you know what that means.
Yes, candy. Chocolate.
And lots of it. I know - Easter means MUCH more than candy.
And we do all we can in our family to celebrate the real reason for Easter.
But having a little fun with food and making some healthy Easter recipes is usually part of our celebration.
When I was little, I loved those Cadbury Mini Eggs the most.
But my mom went all out to put together a huge (wayyyy to huge) Easter basket for me.
It had a large hollow bunny, and a pretty decent sized hollowed chocolate egg with pretty white chocolate designs on the outside, and it was filled with more chocolate eggs.
And that's not all.
It was a little much :).
With my boys now, things have been pretty toned down.
When we were still eating sugar, I would make homemade rice krispie nests with peeps inside.
No more peeps on krispie treats for me, though.
It's the low carb, gluten free healthy desserts route for me now.
This year I've put together a roundup of fabulous sugar-free healthy Easter Recipes from some of my favorite bloggers, so that you can have some healthy recipes in your Easter basket this year.
I hope this helps you and your family have a little healthy food fun along with your Easter Celebration this year.
To make these recipes low-carb, just use a low-carb sweetener like xylitol, stevia, or erythritol. And if the recipe calls for chocolate chips, use a low-carb version or make these Homemade Chocolate Chips.
If the recipe calls for peanut butter, sub in another nut butter or seed butter. And if it calls for cashews, those are fairly high in carbs so you might wish to sub in a different nut.
Other Special-Diet Friendly Special Occasion Recipes
To help you get through other holidays while on a special diet, here are some other assortments of recipes that I have pulled together for you:
Healthy St. Patrick's Day Desserts
St. Patrick's Day Snacks
Memorial Day Recipes
Super Bowl Recipes
30 Healthy Christmas Cookies
Gluten and Dairy-free Thanksgiving Recipes
Healthy Fourth of July Desserts
Healthy Easter Recipes
Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Eggs from Sugar-Free Mom
Can't you just taste these right now?
For even lower carb, or for allergy reasons, use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
No-Bake Coconut Butter Easter Bunnies from Sugar-Free Mom
Chocolate-Covered Dairy-Free Cheesecake Easter Ovoids from Ricki Heller
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Lollipops from The Nourishing Gourmet
Cadbury Creme Eggs from Maria Mind Body Health
(Make vegan substitutions as needed.)
Chocolate / Carob Coconut Nests from Whole New Mom
Naturally-Colored "Fun" Vegan Fudge from Whole New Mom
Yummy Gummy Candy from Whole New Mom
(just make these into fun bunny shapes - this bunny mold should work)
Lemon Lime Coconut Candy from Delicious Obsessions
Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters from Grass-fed Mama
Healthy Almond Butter Cups from Whole New Mom
Chocolate Avocado Truffles from Whole New Mom
Chocolate Crunch Balls from Good Girl Gone Green
(like healthy Nestle Crunch Balls :)!)
Homemade Coconut Almond Candy Bars from Deliciously Organic
Dark Chocolate Andes Mints from Livin' the Country Life
Chocolate Mint Truffles - aka Frangos from Tessa the Domestic Diva
Mock Peanut Butter Cups from The Spunky Coconut
No-Bake Coconut Delights from Whole New Mom
Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups from My Hearts Beets
Gluten-Free Kit Kat Bars from Fork and Beans
5-Minute Dark Chocolate Crunch Bars from Chocolate-Covered Katie
Homemade Whatchamacallit Bars from All Day I Dream About Food
Homemade Marshmallows from Whole New Mom
Healthy Three Musketeer Bars from Foodie Fiasco
These are a little high glycemic due to the banana -- but what a GREAT recipe!)
Chocolate Easter Bunnies from It Takes Time
Homemade Marshmallow Peeps from Healthy Home Economist
Make these with a low-carb sweetener if needed.
Peanut Butter Eggs from All Day I Dream About Food
Copycat Easter Cream Eggs from All Day I Dream About Food
Candied Pecan and Bacon Bark from All Day I Dream About Food
White Chocolate Truffles from Maria Body Mind Health
Payday Candy Bar from Maria Mind Body Health
All Natural "Nutterfingers" Candy Bars from The Nourishing Gourmet
Mandarin Chocolate Truffles from Against All Grain
Mounds Candy Bars from Elana's Pantry
Chocolate Walnut Pomegranate Clusters from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Bunny Tail Energy Bites from Happy Food Healthy Life
Fruit Cup Easter Chicks from No Biggy
A super quick no-bake treat.
Easter Basket Cupcakes from Recipe Renovator
Healthier Dirt Cups from Happy Food Healthy Life
What is your favorite Healthy Easter Recipe?