What goes better with Easter than treats! During my Healthy Easter Treats segment on Breakfast Television, I share some fun and healthy recipes that you can make with your kids over Easter holidays. The best part is that these recipes are naturally sweetened and high in fibre. They won’t send your kids hopping around the house on a sugar high followed a cranky sugar crash.
The segment was live on Breakfast Television on March 27, 2018, at 7:40 am, watch the replay here.
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Recipes from my Healthy Easter Treats Segment
Easter Nests are the perfect way to celebrate Easter in a healthy way. Nothing beats the combination of chocolate and coconut, especially when they come together in this fudgy festive treat. Chocolate Coconut Easter Nests are packed with fibre and sweetened with honey so they won’t spike your blood sugar or your kid’s. They are also super easy to make because they don’t require any baking!
Carrot Cake Muffins/Cupcakes
The carrots are a great way to add fibre to these muffins and it keeps them super moist. I like to top them with either my coconut cream cheese icing to turn them into cupcakes, or with vanilla yoghurt. I also grate some carrot on top for sprinkles.
Sunflower Easter Eggs
These melt in your mouth and are a million times better than the processed sugar-laden peanut butter version. They are also school-friendly and gluten-free. Use maple syrup as the sweetener because it contains antioxidants and minerals like manganese, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.
- 1 cup No Sugar Added SunButter
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp coconut flour
- ½ cup puffed quinoa
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
- Mix together the SunButter, maple syrup, and salt in a bowl. If the mixture looks really wet, add coconut flour 1 Tbsp at a time until the mixture is firm enough to roll into balls. Gently stir in puffed quinoa.
- Shape into eggs (or roll into balls if you are feeling lazy) and place on a baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to set. The size of the eggs is up to you, I made 30 bite-sized eggs.
- In a small pot, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil over low heat. Remove from heat as soon as half of the chocolate chips are melted and keep stirring until they all melt.
- Dip the Sunflower Easter Eggs in the chocolate and place on the baking sheet to set. Drizzle any leftover chocolate over the eggs to create a pattern.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set the chocolate and enjoy.
Easter Chia Pudding
Chia pudding has a fun texture, similar to tapioca pudding, and the strawberries and bananas give it juicy bursts of sweetness. If you serve it in a stemless red wine glass it looks like an Easter egg!
Spiced Fruit Salad
Since Easter is so early this year I thought it would be fun to share a fruit salad that contains a warming spice. I don’t have the recipe for this one posted yet, but you can try my Summer Berry Salad Recipe in the meantime.
Guide to Natural Sugar Substitutes
If you want to transform your favourite Easter recipes into healthy Easter treats, you will love my Guide to Natural Sugar Substitutes.