We are looking forward to celebrating Easter this coming weekend. Most Americans are not vaccinated yet, and most gatherings will be smaller, outside or digital. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great food! Of course, for people with blood sugar concerns, the holiday offers its own hazards. High sugar sweets can derail your goals. That’s why we’re sharing some great lower-carb options!
We hope that next year we’ll be celebrating all of the spring holidays together again, but right now, these can be enjoyed by a smaller crowd. Today, we’re offering a delicious main dish, a staple must-have, and two sweet treats to make your Easter perfect!
We love ham for Easter meals. Ham can be quite healthy depending on how it’s cooked. But, you need a large crowd. And, it seems a bit silly to have it in a recipe blog when you can make a glazed ham low-carb just by switching your brown sugar for a low-carb brown sugar alternative. Instead, we wanted to share a lamb recipe. Lamb for Easter is a classic. This recipe takes only a half-hour and is absolutely delicious! It’s a great alternative when you won’t be having guests and don’t need to feed the whole family! A serving has 426 calories and four grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are one of the kings of Easter candies. They are also pure sugar. While they might be delicious, beloved treats from our childhoods, we wouldn’t reach for them now! This homemade version won’t spike your blood sugar, and you can enjoy it without worry. The recipe calls for a candy mold. If you have one, that’s excellent. We’ve talked about them in other recipes, so you might have gotten one before; they don’t really have to be egg shape! Otherwise, you can make them in a cupcake pan just as easily. When figuring out nutrition, the recipe yields 12 servings. A serving has 211 calories, 6.2 grams of carbs and 2.8 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Chocolate nests are another favorite Easter treat that are usually high in sugar, whether mass-produced or homemade. However, these aren’t made with cereal or chow mein noodles like most nests! Instead, the recipe calls for almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts and more delicious components that make these (kind of) healthy! While they are still a treat, they do have some nutrition built-in, and that is pretty great in our book. We love them and think you will too. You still get the experience and mouthfeel of eating a chocolate nest but in a new way. A nest has 189 calories, seven grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Is it Easter without hot cross buns? Not in our book! But, these treats are generally too carb-heavy to enjoy. However, we think this low-carb version is perfect. As the recipe is British, you’ll note it calls raisins “sultanas.” There are a ton of recipes for low-carb hot cross buns out there. We like this recipe because it’s the closest to what we grew up with, and it’s only four steps. As hot crossed buns are yeasted, you have to let them rest to rise, but your active cooking time isn’t very much. A bun has 135 calories, 7.1 grams of carbs and 3.5 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope that you have a wonderful Easter this coming weekend! These recipes are sure to help you enjoy it in a way that won’t upset your blood sugar but will brighten your kitchen.