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Healthy Easter Snacks

Easter Sunday is often characterized by chocolates and candies concealed in plastic eggs or placed into wicker baskets; but these sweets don’t supply the sustenance that growing children need and may even hamper their overall health. On the other hand, though it may be in their best interest to skip the sugar altogether, there is a comfortable compromise between this surplus of fats and refined sugars and an exceedingly strict regimen of health foods.

To this effect, we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful considerations, healthy recipes, and wholesome snacks to help you and your children maintain healthy habits throughout the holiday. Not all snacks will be primed for a spot in your child’s Easter basket, but some will lend themselves to particularly pleasant presentations to aid your aim of maintaining the Easter Spirit. We hope this list of ideas helps you use our favorite recipes to facilitate an incredibly blessed day for you and your family.

Festive Ideas

In addition to selecting snacks that supply both nutritive value and succulent savors, adding a decorative flair to these treats may help maintain the festive feel of the holiday. Whether this means arranging our Matcha Green Tea Pancakes into a smiling circle with two ellipsoid ears to create a bunny or placing your child’s chocolate covered almonds into a plastic egg, the little touches you add to your child’s snacks can make their day.

We’ve included a few cookie recipes that can be used to create cute confections with simple cookie cutters you can find in any grocery store. For an added touch, you can wrap the cookies in cellophane and tie the bags with a bright ribbon to be placed in your child’s Easter basket. To brighten up your baked goods, you can also add basic food colorings to the mix to make each miniature meal brilliant.

For the adults in your life, we also have a suggestion to add a bit of festive fun to any family gathering. Serve a yogurt parfait bar this Easter! Simply start with a bowl of vanilla yogurt or plain yogurt, and then offer your guests a variety of toppings of such as granola, nuts, and dried fruit. We recommend having a station for each of the following:

Easter Snack Recipes

Implement the above ideas with some of these highly nutritious recipes formulated by our registered dietitian. You can add them to the compilation of candies that comprise your assortment of egg hunt and Easter basket bounties, or you can include them as an option for a superbly savory Easter brunch. In any event, we encourage and implore you to try the recipes below to fulfill any number of palatable purposes.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad {gluten-free}

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe {gluten-free}

This scrumptious side dish makes the ideal addition to your Easter brunch with a delectably light blend of fruits, veggies, and the increasingly popular protein-packed superfood- quinoa. Add a healthy side dish to any plate with this scrumptious salad!
Ingredients: Quinoa, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh parsley, fresh mint, black pepper, salt.
Total Time: 40 minutes | Yield: 4 servings

Farro Vegetable Salad

Farro Vegetable Salad Recipe

Farro is another nutritionally dense pseudocereal that makes for a superbly scrumptious source of vitamins, minerals and protein. If you’d prefer a heartier color and cheese in your salad then toss this delicious dish for your Easter brunch!
Ingredients: Organic farro, sun dried tomatoes, frozen corn (thawed), scallions, black olives, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, salt, fresh dill, fresh mint, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 6 254-gram servings

Quinoa Veggie Wrap {vegan}

Quinoa Veggie Wrap Recipe {vegan}

Another delectable addition to any brunch spread, these vegan wraps offer an appetizing snack for any occasion. Set them out before the meal is served or alongside the meal as a standard side for a wholesome, hearty treat.
Ingredients: Tortilla wraps, quinoa, hummus, fresh spinach, sun-tomatoes, shredded carrots.
Total Time: 30 minutes | Yield: 4 wraps

Matcha Green Tea Pancakes

Matcha Green Tea Pancakes Recipe {gluten-free}

Nothing says fun like a pretty pancake. This irresistible formula adds the health benefits of matcha to your favorite breakfast food and blends brilliantly with sweet savors to add a little additional fun to your plate. Make them into a bunny-face shape and add a smile with the recipe’s suggested toppings!
Ingredients: Almond milk, brown rice flour, egg, sugar, coconut oil, matcha green tea powder, hemp protein powder, butter, greek yogurt, walnuts, almonds, banana chips, cranberries, golden raisins, maple syrup, cacao powder, baking powder.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 9-10 pancakes

Chocolate Goji Berry Bars {gluten-free}

Chocolate Goji Berry Bars Recipe {gluten-free}

A sweet snack to go along with brunch or breakfast, these delectable bars give a sweet savor with a wholesome blend of berries, pistachios, and dates topped with a saccharine spread of chocolate!
Ingredients: Pitted dates, almond butter, quinoa puffs, goji berries, raw pistachios, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips.
Total Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 8 bars

Blueberry Chia Jam Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

Blueberry Chia Jam Bars Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

A vegan alternative to our goji berry bars, these delicious confections combine blueberry chia seed jam with a crumbly crust to create an incredibly delectable savor that can be served as a snack, side, or dessert.
Ingredients: Raw almonds, gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, water, vanilla or almond extract, blueberries, cacao powder, coconut oil.
Total Time: 30 minutes | Yield: 16 mini bars

Almond Truffles {gluten-free, vegan}

Almond Truffles Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

Add a healthy treat to the compilation of confections you’ve collected for your children. These chocolate truffles are low in both calories and fat but big on both flavor and fun! Our assorted toppings also make them as aesthetically appealing as they are appetizing.
Ingredients: Pitted dates, almond flour, almond butter, water, flaxseed meal, freeze-dried raspberries, unsweetened shredded coconut.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 14 - 16 truffles

No-Bake Pistachio Cookies

No-Bake Pistachio Cookies Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

Another toothsome treat for baskets and hunts, these delectable cookies can be cut into fun Easter shapes with any cookie cutter you have on hand. The easy recipe is also free of gluten and animal by-products to offer an ethical edible that will entertain and delight!
Ingredients: Pistachios, unsweetened shredded coconut, gluten-free rolled oats, maple syrup, moringa powder, water, vanilla extract, cashews, almond butter, vanilla, coconut oil.
Total Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 16 cookies

Easter Snack Ideas

As you are getting ready for your Easter celebrations try some of these snacks and treats that are perfect for any Easter gathering!