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Lighter Easter Dishes

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Some of my fondest memories are of Easter brunch at my grandparents’ house. They had a large terrace out front as well as a sprawling lawn, so it was the perfect setting for a springtime soirée. There was always a delicious spread of food: fresh fruit with whipped cream clouds, my mom’s spinach quiche, bottomless coffee and mimosas, and the highlight: my grandfather’s famous family recipe waffles. Then we’d have an Easter egg hunt – it was always a race to try and find all of the eggs hidden throughout the property before the chocolate melted in the Florida sun or the ants found them! 😂 I always enjoyed spending the day with my family.

I’m a bit more calorie-conscious these days and while I love to indulge in brunch favorites, I also try to make healthier decisions. I’ve gathered some recipes of lighter versions of the classics (some are Weight Watchers-friendly, others just have healthier modifications) below for your enjoyment:

📷: @PoppyTalk


Skinny Eggs Benedict
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Crustless Asparagus Quiche
Lighter Whipped Cream
Fruit Salad

Mimosa Lite
St. Germain Spritz
Fresh Grapefruit Greyhound
Stone Fruit & Thyme Shrub Soda (Easy on the syrup, heavy on the soda water!)


Deviled Eggs
Ranch Dip (Great for a crudités! How cute is this platter arrangement?!)
Lemon Cheesecake Dip (Use fresh fruit or graham crackers!)

Creamy Asparagus Soup
Spring Pea and Radish Salad
Butter Lettuce Salad 
Apricot Ginger Mustard-Glazed Ham
Orange-Glazed Pork Loin
Crispy Sliced Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes
Roasted Carrots


Hummingbird Cake
Grilled Pineapple (Serve with whipped cream!)
Carrot Cake
Coconut Cake
Angel Food Cake (Perfect with fresh fruit and whipped cream!)

As much as I love the autumn season, springtime foods are my all-time favorite with all of the fresh produce starting to emerge (asparagus is in my Top 5 Favorite Veggies!). What are some of your Easter traditions? Let me know in the comments.

Hoppy Easter!

xx, Natalie


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  1. […] always on a mission to find flavorful-but-lightened-up versions of my favorite dishes (like the Easter recipe roundup I posted earlier this week!) — however, sometimes you just need to indulge in a decadent […]

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