Easter Dinner Menu

Monday, April 2, 2012

For many, the center of the Easter celebration is the food! So, how do you enjoy Easter dinner while sticking to your low calorie budget? It may not be as difficult as you think, as long as you are armed with flavorful, easy-to-prepare recipes.

1. Main Dish Items

A popular item which adorns the center of the Easter dinner table is a ham. Do not think that just because you are watching your waistline, you cannot still enjoy an Easter ham! But, do be selective about your choice. Choose extra-lean, weighing in at just over 100 calories and 4 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving. Or, try a less traditional main course such as:

2. Easter Side Dish Items

The side dish selection may not be as tricky as you would suspect. Perhaps you should stay away from the deviled eggs (unless they are made with fat-free mayonnaise and mustard), and instead focus on fresh, colorful vegetables to brighten your meal. Choose among:

3. Easter Dessert Items

Of course, you cannot forget dessert. For an ultra low calorie dessert, take advantage of fresh spring strawberries with low calorie whipped topping, or other fresh fruit selections. If you prefer a more traditional dessert, try:

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