How to Survive The Easter – Healthy Easter Treats
As Easter is fast approaching, thoughts are turning towards Spring, blossoms, love or losing more weight for Summer.On the other hand and we are also looking at chocolate, chocolate eggs, sweets and cakes. Of course, Easter means much more than treats and chocolate bunnies, but we have nothing against a few treats and some fun to come alongside the traditional reason for celebrating Easter.
However, did you know that the average Easter egg has 1000 calories in it, with some even reaching nearly 2000? Of course, if you do fall off the wagon and give in to the chocolate temptations then it isn’t the end of the world…but always try to get some good quality and at least 80% dark chocolate ones. As long as you get straight back to boot camp and don’t let that bit of chocolate be the starting point of a return to bad habits.
Everyone would like to get healthy options to avoid those extra calories throughout the Easter period. With New You Boot Camp if you are on a special diet and need some ideas for ways to substitute one or some of the ingredients in these popular recipes, check out our Easter menu and we think you’ll find the help you need there.
You can, of course, try those sugar-free options at the grocery store, but the ingredients are pretty suspect and the sugar alcohols that they use have undesirable effects.
Let’s start with a delicious and protein rich breakfast:
Carry on with a light snack, this is really easy to make, all you need are just a couple of ingredients, including large Granny Smith apples, and why Granny Smith apples? The high fibre content of Granny Smith apples further helps your weight-loss goals by improving satiety. Soluble fibre, which comes from the soft inside part of the apple, attracts water in your intestinal tract. It forms a gel-like substance, which slows digestion and forces food to back up into your stomach. You may feel full for an extended period of time if you snack on a Granny Smith apple in the afternoon or enjoy one right before a meal.
This is a really great starter for Easter Weekend, very easy to make but decorative for the dinner table on Easter Sunday. You can welcome all of your family with these delicious appetisers. You can use either gherkins or dates inside. Or do a mix of each.
We have arrived to the main course which is traditionally fish or lamb, you can either choose a sweet option or a spicy one with different herbs. You can serve it with salad, steamed vegetables and roasted sweet potatoes. Here are our two favourite options for Easter dinners. You can also make some courgette mash or aubergine mash to garnish.
Finally, the amazing desserts! We have got so many options for a tasty Easter treat, but we would recommend this gluten and sugar free coconut cake! Which looks really nice on the table and is delicious.
You can serve it with strictly good quality melted dark chocolate as well. The dark chocolate glazing with white cake goes well together.
And if you would need some tasty drinks after your healthy meal, you can try our mocktails which are really refreshing!
These mocktails also help with detoxing and with your well deserved sleep after an Easter Egg Hunt! Do not forget, moving is best after meals. If you just go for a little walk with your family or head to the park with your children, the whole family will sleep much more easily after a little exercise and fresh air!
Walk – Walking at 3mph (20-min mile) burns approximately 300 calories an hour but hiking uphill at the same pace burns around 425 calories an hour .
Head to the park – Many classic activities, such as playing on playground equipment and skipping are not only fun but help get kids and adults moving and burning calories. Stay in the backyard – When the Easter egg hunts are over, stay outside and organize a game of tag, dodge ball or other activities that can involve all friends and family members. What are your favourite outdoor activities that you enjoy alone and with your children?
We hope you all have a wonderful healthy Easter!
Love from all the New You Boot Camp Team