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Plant-Strong Easter Menu

Easter is around the corner and many of you are preparing for your Easter brunch or dinner. We have some tips, recipes and suggestions on how to make this Easter a healthy one.

Plant-Strong kids:

Easter egg hunts do not have to include eggs filled with candy. This year change it up and fill your eggs with stickers, dried fruit, little toys, coins, or maybe have one egg that has a slip of paper that says ‘special gift’ and give one nice gift that your child has been wanting.

Speaking of eggs, if you’d rather not dye eggs, why not head to the craft store and pick up wooden or ceramic eggs instead! Have an egg-painting party. You can also pick up some other non-food crafts while you are at the craft store.

Easter brunch:

We love baking a batch of mighty muffins for brunch! Everyone loves them, and they are nice to have for people to snack on after brunch as well. Here is the recipe:

Makes 6 large muffins or 1 enormous loaf.
Prep-time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Ingredients:
6 brown bananas, lightly mashed (leave some chunks)
1 large apple, grated
¾ cup water
3 cups oat bran
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup walnuts, chopped or halved
¼ cup raisins
4 tablespoons sweetener
Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions:
Mix wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Squeeze the juice of one lemon onto the combined apple and bananas
Combine wet and dry ingredients into one bowl.
Pour into lined muffin tins or use silicone muffin bake ware and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Variations:
Bake the batter in a loaf pan, and enjoy hearty slices instead of muffins.
Add three thinly sliced pears or 1 cup of 70 percent pure cocoa chips to the batter.

More ideas for brunch:

Zucchini Frittata from Fat Free Vegan

Basic tofu scramble from Happy Herbivore: You can do almost anything you like to tofu scramble, add in beans, salsa, veggies!

French Toast: We actually like to bake our french toast now! And you can make stuffed french toast by adding lots of cooked berries.

Lunch/Dinner ideas:

First of all, be sure to have a giant salad on the table. Throw in tons of vegetables and even some grains and beans.

Sweet Potato Lasagna: This is our favorite!

Fat Free Vegan’s Meatless Loaf

Lasagna Rolls

Mushroom Stroganoff

Dessert:

Fruit pie with date nut crust

Poached Pears in raspberry sauce.

What is on your Easter menu?

About the author

NatalaE2
Natala is the director of communications for Engine 2 Diet, she is also one of our coaches on our support site, Engine 2 Extra. A few years ago, Natala was at the end of her rope. She was on almost 15 medications daily, had out of control Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, issues with nerve damage, and was morbidly obese. She was just over 30 years old. She decided to take her life back by becoming plant-strong. She has lost over 200 pounds, got off of all of her medications and now has great health numbers. Natala plays the violin and studied music therapy. She became passionate about plant-strong nutrition, received her Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University, a certificate in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and is currently pursuing a degree in nutritional sciences. Natala is also a featured speaker at our Engine 2 Retreats she talks about the reality of our nations obesity epidemic as well as providing practical steps to becoming a healthier person.

2 Responses to “Plant-Strong Easter Menu”

  1. JoeAnn Remund says:

    Would like to know where to buy the book

  2. A Ortega says:

    Sorry off topic but the muffins call for sweetener? Shouldn’t I use agave or coconut sugar instead?

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