Healthy whole foods Easter menu

Recipes

One of the wonderful things about holidays and special celebrations is the food!

There’s no need to get off track with your healthy habits just because it’s a long weekend. How does a healthy, whole foods Easter lunch sound to you?

With an unusual abundance of chocolate about, I think it pays to whip up a healthy dinner party for your weekend entertaining rather than spending next week in a food coma because you overdid it.

Here’s a nutritious, delicious, bursting with flavour Easter menu that consists of whole, fresh, unprocessed foods that  doesn’t overdo it on the calories. 

It uses a number of principles that I teach my clients about when it comes to eating well:

  • Flavour with fresh foods, not jarred sauces or sachets – chilli, garlic, ginger, herbs, spices, lime juice, etc.

  • Use lots of vegetables, make them the star of the show – fill half your plate.

  • Use foods that look the same as when they left the farmer – make the majority of your ingredients unprocessed. Food in its whole state is the best way to eat it.

Healthy whole food Easter menu

 

Chilli rock salt prawns 

Salmon with crispy potatoes and veg

Fruit salad chocolate baskets

Recipes supplied by Kate Freeman
Kate Freeman
Kate Freeman is HRI's resident nutritionist. She is a Registered Nutritionist from Canberra, Australia and the creator and managing director of Canberra's largest private nutrition practice in Canberra, The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate Freeman consults, writes, presents and mentors in the field of nutrition and has over 10 years of experience in the industry. 
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