Among the big holidays, Easter isn’t traditionally associated with excessive eating. But any family gathering has the potential to lead to overindulging. The best strategy: Plan your menu around fresh, healthy and seasonal recipes.
Good news: There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little holiday libation. Just keep portions to about 5 fluid ounces so you can limit calories to 130 per serving.
Recipes: Champagne Cocktails
Lighten up this classic app with nonfat Greek yogurt and a flavor boost from pickles, Dijon and cayenne pepper.
Recipe: Lighter Southern Deviled Eggs
Ham is the classic pick for an Easter spread. But for leaner protein and Omega-3 fats, consider runners-up like lamb or salmon.
Recipe: Tea Glazed Salmon
Celebrate the season with fresh spring produce. (Peas and asparagus are filled with fiber and vitamin C.)
Recipe: Risotto with Pesto and Peas
Angel food cake is always a hit, especially when served with a side of seasonal fruit like strawberries.
Recipe: Lemon Angel Food Cake
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »