What to eat to stay healthy at Easter?

By: Judy Davie - The Food Coach

Easter is a time of celebration, and while many traditional Easter foods may not be considered the healthiest options, there are several nutritious foods that are commonly eaten during the holiday. Here are some healthy foods that are traditionally eaten at Easter:

Eggs: Eggs are a staple of Easter and are often decorated and given as gifts during the holiday. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and are also rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, choline, and selenium.

Pomegranates: Pomegranate is a Autumn fruit that is often included in traditional Greek Easter meals. Pomegranate is a fruit that has been known for its health benefits for centuries. It is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants that can help to neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, which can contribute to various diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Pomegranate also has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to
improve cognitive function and memory.

Roast lamb: Roast lamb is a popular Easter dish in many cultures. While lamb can be high in saturated fat, it is also a good source of protein, iron, and vitamin B12. Choosing lean cuts of lamb and pairing it with healthy sides such as roasted vegetables can make for a nutritious and delicious Easter meal.

Hot cross buns: Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter pastry that are often enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack. While they can be high in sugar and calories, they also contain nutrient-rich ingredients such as dried fruit and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

Carrots: Carrots are a popular vegetable during Easter, often included in dishes such as roasted vegetables or carrot cake. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, particularly beta-carotene, which is important for eye health.

Fish: In many Christian cultures, it is traditional to abstain from meat on Good Friday and instead eat fish. Fish is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and other essential nutrients.

By incorporating these healthy foods into your Easter meals, you can enjoy the holiday while still maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet.


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