Healthy Easter Recipes

Easter recipes that fit your lifestyle. Find everything you need for a healthy dinner menu, including salads, soups & appetizers, plus light and delicious desserts.

Staff Picks

Strawberries with Sweetened Sour Cream

This quick and easy treat is ideal for a warm summer night.

Steamed Artichokes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Rating: 2.85 stars
Steaming the garlic with the artichokes mellows its flavor in this easy hors d'oeuvre. This recipe is included in Butterflied, Rolled, and Roasted Leg of Lamb.

Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 3.55 stars
This smooth, chocolately dessert is made with silken tofu, which is usually sold in vacuum-packed, shelf-stable containers in the Asian-food section of grocery stores.

Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Parmesan

Rating: 2.92 stars
Celebrate springtime with this easy vegetable side dish.

Roasted Radishes

Rating: 3.08 stars
One of the first crops of spring, French breakfast radishes have red shoulders, white tips, and varying degrees of spiciness.

Almond Custard Tart with Strawberries

We love how balanced this tart is—the custard filling has a subtle almond flavor, isn't overly sweet, and pairs beautifully with the crunchy oat crust. It makes an excellent healthy Easter dessert and is dairy-free to boot.

Shaved Radish, Fennel, and Parmesan Salad

Enjoy this crisp, refreshing slaw on its own or pair it with a hearty main. The mellow flavor of raw fennel balances the radishes' spicy bite. Nutty Parmesan brings it all together.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemony Breadcrumbs

Rating: 3.68 stars
Roasting asparagus at a high temperature concentrates its flavor and guarantees a tender—but not mushy—texture. To ensure crunchy crumbs, sprinkle them on just before serving.

Light Cherry Cheesecake

Rating: 3.18 stars
This cheesecake boasts a velvety texture with less fat than the original, thanks to lighter versions of cream cheese and sour cream, plus plenty of cottage cheese.

Asparagus Mimosa

Rating: 4.5 stars
Hard-cooked eggs aren't just for decorating. Here's another seasonal way to enjoy them: in asparagus mimosa, a classic dish named for the pretty yellow-and-white flower. Press a peeled hard-cooked egg through a fine, stainless steel sieve to create the bright and fluffy garnish.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Rating: 3.86 stars
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.

Asparagus and Fava Beans with Toasted Almonds

This vibrant yet simple side dish celebrates early-spring produce like tender asparagus spears and fresh fava beans. A bright and lemony dressing compliments the grassy flavors of the vegetables, while chopped toasted almonds add texture and richness. Serve alongside roasted salmon for an easy, elegant Easter brunch.

Inspiration and Ideas

Healthy Easter Desserts That Are Full of Flavor

Finish off your Easter feast with a lightened-up treat starring all kinds of better-for-you ingredients.

Healthy Easter Desserts That Are Full of Flavor

Finish off your Easter feast with a lightened-up treat starring all kinds of better-for-you ingredients.

Whipped Sorbet

A sorbet of frozen fruit can be supremely satisfying when cravings strike.