For many of us, Easter is not only a religious celebration, but also a family tradition. My earliest memories of Easter were of an elaborate egg hunt created by my dad. Each year on the night before, he would write clues, place them inside plastic eggs, and hide them all around the house. On Easter morning, my sisters and I would work together to find the ultimate prize (usually a toy), while my mom and grandma prepared delicious food for brunch.
Dying eggs has also been an Easter tradition, but what can you do with all of those leftover, hard-boiled eggs? These dishes are a great way to use up those eggs after the celebrations are over. If you don’t celebrate Easter, these recipes are still a great way to incorporate eggs in your diet for a bit of extra protein!
If you don’t celebrate Easter, try out our matzo recipes for your Passover feast. They’re healthy and delicious, so even if you’re not planning Passover meals, head over and try them out!
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Try these bright avocado deviled eggs, perfect for welcoming warmer weather! This recipe replaces the mayonnaise (used in a traditional deviled eggs) with avocado, giving you a major nutrient boost. The egg and avocado make an excellent combo, providing healthy fats, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Amazingly, they’re also paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free!
Lemon Garlic Aioli
This delicious spread has a marvelous, garlic lemon flavor. In this recipe, we cut down on the mayonnaise and added some Greek yogurt to make it much healthier. It’s low in calories, but still has tons of delicious flavor. After you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to go back to plain, old mayonnaise again!
Lemon Garlic Breakfast Sandwich
Boil a bunch of eggs and make the aioli at the start of the week, then you will have a full week of quick, easy breakfasts that you can eat while you’re running out the door. Each serving of this recipe has 17 grams of protein to help start your day out right.
Simple Easter Toast
Growing up, my family would often use up Easter leftovers in Eggs Goldenrod, salads, or appetizers. To keep with tradition, I often feel like I have to find some fancy way to reuse them. This year, I decided to simplify. I put them on a slice of toast with a little spinach, avocado, and a few dashes of salt and pepper for a tasty breakfast, lunch, or snack!
Surprise Corn Muffins
These cornbread muffins are filled with a protein surprise in the middle! You may even find yourself cooking hard-boiled eggs, just so you can make these delicious muffins! I love the touch of sweetness the maple syrup adds to this savory side dish. They also make a great protein snack when you’re on the go!