Another holiday is approaching and it’s early too — Easter, March 23.Â Easter brings friends and families together for feasting and good cheer. Some dread it while others rejoice.
If watching your weight or just trying to eat healthy, here are some healthy eating tips for Easter entertaining.
Green Eggs and Ham – Ham is usually the meat of choice. If it is, eat one sliceÂ then pile your plate withÂ a lot of vegetables.
If you’re in charge of the protein, consider grilled chicken or shrimpÂ and vegetable kebabs. Or aÂ poached salmon with cucumber raita. For vegetarians, grill vegetable kebabs and include meaty portabella mushrooms.
Forget the creamy scalloped potatoes and offer to bring a healthy brown rice or cous cous salad. Brightly hued grilled or roasted bell peppers makes a healthful choice. Drizzle grilled vegetables with balsamic vinegar.
Consider bringing or serving a beautiful salad with ripe tomatoes and fresh basil dotted with goat cheese and a lite vinaigrette splashed with citrus on the side.
Another delicious choice would be a big green salad with blood orange, orange, and grapefruit segments sprinkled with dried cranberries and a light raspberry vinaigrette.
Forgo the jelly beans (unless you can stop at a handful) and chocolate rabbits. Instead consider some dried fruits and nuts (but stop at a handful) and seasonalÂ fresh fruit or lowfat ice cream or frozen yogurt.