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

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Rating: 4 stars 125
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.

Beet-and-Dill-Roasted Wild Salmon

Now that's a spectacular side of salmon! The fish gets its jewel-like color and deep flavor from a marinade of grated beets, fresh dill, horseradish, and lemon zest. It's roasted in the same dish as the crispy potatoes nestled underneath.

Steamed Artichokes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Rating: 3 stars 39
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.

Strawberries with Sweetened Sour Cream

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

Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 3.5 stars 130
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.

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.

Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Parmesan

Rating: 3 stars 73
Celebrate springtime with this easy vegetable side dish.

Peach Gels

These fruit gels are as wobbly as store-bought gelatins but loads healthier.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemony Breadcrumbs

Rating: 3.5 stars 151
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 stars 99
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.

Sweet Onion Salad

Paper-thin slices of Vidalia and red onions figure prominently in this contemporary take on a traditional steak house salad.

Tarragon Green Beans

Rating: 3 stars 147
In this simple Thanksgiving side dish, green beans are sauteed with butter, shallots, and white wine. A finishing touch of aromatic fresh tarragon sets it apart.

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.
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.
Chocolate-Soy Panna Cotta

Creamy and extremely chocolaty, this custard relies on soy milk and tofu, rather than cream and eggs, for a smooth, silken texture with minimal saturated fat.