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Lighter Easter Dishes

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


Brunch
:

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


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


Appetizers
:

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


Dinner
:
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
Asparagus


Dessert
:

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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