Family Easter recipes that are (mostly) healthy

A picture of SOY's favourite Easter Recipes

Easter can easily descend into a chocolate fest, but with the current situation of home isolation, it’s an opportunity to get creative and make it a fun day of cooking for the whole family!

Easter isn’t really about cooking elaborate recipes. It’s about chocolate eggs, bunnies and hot cross buns. Oh, and time with the family of course.

But with the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19, this Easter is destined to be very different to any we’ve experienced before. Sadly, we won’t be able to have any big gatherings with friends and relatives; instead, we’re limited to a lot of time with our immediate family, potentially in very close quarters. Gulp!

Well, at Stuck On You we’re all about silver linings and so while that all-important chocolate is still available in the supermarkets during an essential outing to gather supplies, this year you can do things a little differently.

As well as indulging in free activities on our Stuck At Home page, this Easter is a great opportunity to get the kids involved in crafting some unique Easter food.

We’ve thought outside the square (or the Easter basket in this case) and found our favourite quirky Easter recipes that are a lot ‘nice’ and a just a tiny bit ‘naughty’. We’ve got to have some fun, right?

Waffling on

Ensure Easter breakfast is off to a hopping start with these adorable Easter Bunny waffles from Fork and Beans.

The kids will love to be hands-on with the wonderful array of healthy food involved in this recipe.

With strawberries, bananas, blueberries, raspberries and even some carrot for whiskers (a bunny’s favourite), there is no shortage of nutrition in this adorable breakfast. Plus it’s a lot of fun for little hands to assemble and decorate!

A picture of a Easter waffle bunny
Image: Fork and Beans

A slice of flavour

It wouldn’t be Easter without some eggs. To complement the chocolate kind, why not try these apple slice Easter eggs from My Kids Lick the Bowl?

With apples cut into oval shapes and covered in a spread of something like peanut butter or yogurt, the last step is where your collective creativity can come alive.

Simply sprinkle with some decorative dried fruit and healthy sweet powders like cacao to make these eggs truly shine!

A picture of Easter apple slice eggs
Image: My Kids Lick The Bowl

Hot cross my heart

Another non-negotiable food item for Easter is the hot cross bun. This variation on the classic from Northamptonshire Mums and Kids will create an activity-filled couple of hours as opposed to dealing with bakery or supermarket queues.

They’re hot cross bun muffins and they include ingredients like orange zest, spices and dates. It’s one the whole family is sure to love! And why not use our Bento Accessories Flower Mould to create Easter Daisy versions?

A picture of some Easter hot cross bun muffins
Image: Northamptonshire Mums and Kids

Baskets of biscuits

What’s the best way to round up rabbits for Easter? With carrots of course!

These savoury Easter carrot biscuits from Mother and Baby—combining the main ingredient with other awesome foods like oats, herbs, egg and cheese—are an awesome healthy Easter food that everyone can snack on.

Even cooler, you can create your own Easter Treat Cone to carry these. Just check out our Easter Activities page for free downloadables!

A picture of Easter bunny biscuits
Image: Mother and Baby

Egg-cellent brownies

We couldn’t round out this list of fairly healthy recipes without something that is just a little more decadent.

This one from BBC Good Food can really be the centrepiece of your Easter smorgasbord. After all, how can you go wrong with brownies covered in Easter eggs and adorable chicks? It will be an absolute egg-stravaganza!

A picture of Easter brownies
Image: BBC Good Food

Do you think these delightful Easter recipes will be appealing for your little bunnies? Will they help to get through an Easter of home isolation? Let us know on our Facebook page!