Simple and Healthy Easter Brunch Recipes You Need to Try

Written by Cristina Powell, PN1, ME-3, CMS

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread Muffins

I am a HUGE fan of meal prep and an even bigger fan of meals you can prepare ahead of time, so you can spend more time with your family and/or guests than you do standing in the kitchen. I feel like I miss so much of the conversations and festivities when I am chopping, cutting, and cooking.

Easter is no different. I don’t like missing out on dying Easter eggs, hunting for Easter eggs, or racing home from mass so I can whip up healthy Easter recipes before my family begins snacking.

That being said, I decided to create some healthy Easter recipes you can make with items you have on hand that won’t have you missing out on any of the fun.

5 Healthy Easter Brunch Recipes

Veggie Quiche

Spinach Quiche for Easter Brunch

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (your preference)
  • 1 packet Lipton Vegetable Soup Mix
  • 1 cup of cubed Swiss Cheese
  • 10-oz package of chopped spinach, thawed
  • Premade pie shell

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients and add them to the pie shell.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Chef Note: This healthy Easter recipe can easily be made sans crust; just be mindful to spray the pan first!

Chef Note: You can alter the flavor profile significantly by swapping the Swiss cheese for gruyere or feta. Both work exceptionally well in this recipe.

Chef Note: To limit the ingredients, I added only one veggie (spinach), but you could also add mushrooms or tomatoes and meat if you prefer.

Veggie Quiche Nutrition Facts:
8 servings

  • Calories: 240
  • Total Fat: 14 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 18 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 10 g

Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart | Healthy Easter Brunch Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 4 oz fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients except asparagus and pastry sheet. Set aside.
  3. Place puff pastry on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Spread ricotta mixture evenly inside of the border.
  5. Place asparagus in a single layer on top of the ricotta mixture.
  6. Bake roughly 20 – 25 minutes or until puff pastry is golden.
  7. Enjoy!

Chef Note: Since I am a huge fan of balsamic vinegar these days, I recommend drizzling some atop this for an added punch of flavor.

Asparagus Tart Nutrition Facts:
8 servings

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 12 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Smoked Salmon Wraps

Smoked Salmon Wraps for Easter

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives
  • 1 tsp lemon peel, grated
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 oz smoked salmon
  • 1 zucchini, sliced thin into ribbons
  • 2 whole wheat wraps

Directions:

  1. Combine cream cheese, chives, lemon peel, and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Spread mixture evenly over tortillas.
  3. Add to the bottom half of each tortilla.
  4. Place zucchini ribbons on top of salmon.
  5. Starting from the bottom, roll up tortillas. Cut in half.
  6. Enjoy!

Smoked Salmon Wraps Nutrition Facts:
4 servings

  • Calories: 141
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 10 g

Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad for Easter

Ingredients:

  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Swerve Confectioner’s Sugar

Directions:

  1. Cut fruits into small pieces.
  2. Whisk together freshly squeezed lime juice, vanilla extract, and confectioner’s sugar.
  3. Drizzle the sugar mixture over the fruit salad in a large bowl and gently toss to cover.
  4. Chill in refrigerator up to an hour before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Citrus Salad Nutrition Facts:
4 servings

  • Calories: 113
  • Total Fat: 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 38 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread Muffins

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Combine all wet ingredients.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Distribute evenly into muffin tins (or cupcake liners)
  6. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

**To make these for kiddos, add a simple icing (see below), dyed coconut, and candy eggs.

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread Muffins Nutrition Facts:
8 servings

  • Calories: 134
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Coconut Frosting

Coconut Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 4 parts Swerve Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 part water (or almond milk)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • Coconut, shredded
  • Green dye

Directions:

  1. Combine confectioner’s sugar and water (or almond milk). Add more or less water for desired consistency.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Spread a thin layer atop cupcake/muffins.
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring to shredded coconut and stir to coat.
  5. Sprinkle coconut atop icing.
  6. Add 1 – 3 chocolate eggs.
  7. Voila!

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