My favourite healthy Easter recipes

(and my easy home made, healthy chocolate recipe)

I’m sharing my favourite healthy Easter recipes with you in this post.

As you guys know, my philosophy is about enjoying a variety of all kinds of food in your diet.

And there should be room for treats, especially at holiday time!

It can become overwhelming though, with the sheer volume of foods on offer that you don’t regularly eat.

So it’s nice to have some healthier alternatives to turn to, if you need a little break from all of the indulgence.

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Is Easter in Autumn or Spring for you?

For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Easter signals the gradual descent into Winter. Lots of Aussies go camping at Easter time, as the weather is often still good.

Meanwhile it’s Spring for you guys in the North, and you’re getting excited for Summer and warmer temperatures.

Two things that I know we all enjoy at this time of year, are Easter Eggs, and Hot Cross Buns!

I do prefer to eat dark chocolate these days, and I mostly make my own since I discovered how easy it is to make.

Get my HEALTHY CHOCOLATE recipe by clicking this link.

However, I have been known to consume a Lindt Bunny or two at Easter time. Who can resist that delicious, creamy Lindt chocolate?

Illustration of a bunny with a basket of Easter eggs
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Healthy Easter recipes and hot cross buns

As for Hot cross buns, I like to eat them for breakfast on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It’s a tradition that I remember fondly and carry on from my childhood.

When I was a little girl, Good Friday was about eating Hot cross buns, and spending the day watching the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (Victorians will understand this).

It was a telethon with a variety of entertainment going all day, to raise money for Victoria’s children’s hospital. There wasn’t anything else to do back in those days anyway, as everything was closed for the day!

I usually buy my Hot cross buns from the local bakery, and I enjoy the indulgence.

If you’re going to make your own Hot Cross Buns though, I reckon you may as well use the healthiest ingredients you can.

I haven’t tried making them myself, but if I was going to, I’d use recipes from a healthy website like The Healthy Chef, Wholefood Simply, or The Merrymaker Sisters.

A buttered hot cross bun on a plate can be a healthy Easter treat

Where to find the best healthy hot cross bun recipes, and the best healthy Easter recipes.

So now here are my top picks for making your own healthy hot cross buns, from the websites I mentioned above.

From The Healthy Chef:
HEALTHY HOT CROSS BUNS
GLUTEN FREE HOT CROSS BUNS

From Wholefood Simply:
SLAP DASH HOT CROSS BUNS

From The Merrymaker Sisters:
PALEO HOT CROSS BUNS
GLUTEN FREE HOT CROSS BUN MUFFINS

Don’t forget to try my HEALTHY CHOCOLATE RECIPE. It really is easy to make, and of course, delicious!

These CHOC VANILLA BLISS BALLS are a great snack alternative to chocolate. They’d be a great gift if you’re looking for easy home made Easter treats for a healthy foodie.

My CHOCOLATE CAKE MUFFINS are a healthier muffin option you can take along to a family get together. Don’t tell anyone they’re a healthier version until after you get the compliments!

And remember, it’s always good to have a plan. I’ve got some simple tips for you in my EASTER SURVIVAL GUIDE

Comment on my Facebook page, or share a photo on Instagram when you make any of these recipes.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe Easter, whatever you’re doing and eating!

Wendy xx

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