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15 Cute (and Healthy!) Easter Treats to Put You in Spring Mode

15 Cute (and Healthy!) Easter Treats to Put You in Spring Mode

What better way to usher in the spring season than making some festive Easter treats? Try one of these tasty recipes — they’re not only adorable, but healthier than the average Easter treats. Serve them for dessert after Easter brunch, or whenever you’re looking for healthy snack ideas for your family. You won’t even miss the candy!

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1. Peanut-Free Easter Eggs

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These treats are packed with nutty flavor — but they’re made with allergy-friendly sunflower seed butter and vegan chocolate chips.

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2. Hardboiled Eggs with Homemade Easter Dye

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When it comes to healthy Easter treats, it doesn’t get much simpler than the super-easy, single-ingredient hard-boiled egg. Make them festive by using all natural ingredients — like turmeric and beets — to dye them in pretty pastel hues.

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3. Honey Sweetened Orange Julius

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Start your Easter morning with a healthier twist on on the classic mall favorite. This refreshing version is made with a fresh orange, almond milk, and vanilla extract.

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4. Peach Strawberry Popsicles

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These spring-hued chilly treats are made with only five ingredients — strawberries, bananas, peaches, almond milk, and maple syrup — and provide some fiber thanks to the fruit.

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5. Mini Pecan Pies

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Traditional Easter pies can be loaded with calories and sugar, but you can satisfy your cravings with these yummy bite-sized versions instead — each mini pie contains just 61 calories and 4 grams of sugar.

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6. Kombucha Lemon Gummies

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Skip the sweet-and-sour gummy candy in favor of this Paleo-friendly homemade version, which is made from lemon, ginger, and fresh kombucha for probiotics.

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7. Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake with Cashew Frosting

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Filled with warming spices, this wholesome Easter cake is an easy dessert you’ll want to snack on year-round. The creamy cashew frosting is so good you’ll want to lick from the spoon, but go easy to avoid racking up extra calories and sugar.

Get the recipe here.

 

8. Homemade Gummy Fruit Snacks

easter treats - Homemade Fruit Snacks

Made with fresh fruit, gelatin, and two scoops of Openfit Fuel, these homemade gummy snacks can help you power through your next workout. These can be made in a standard baking dish, or pick up a bunny-shaped mold for an extra-festive touch.

Get the recipe here.

 

9. Basic Banana Nice Cream

easter treats - Nice Cream

Nothing says spring quite like fruit-flavored treats. This smooth and creamy homemade nice cream recipe is made with just one ingredient — frozen bananas — but you can switch up the flavor by adding berries, nut butter, cinnamon, cocoa powder, or vanilla extract.

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10. Carrot Pizza with Carrot Pizza Sauce

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Want to sneak more veggies onto your family’s plates? This savory snack has carrots in both the dough and the sauce (hello, vitamin A!). Turn your pizza triangles into Easter bunny-approved carrots by using cooked green beans to create the “carrot tops.”

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11. Easter Egg Breakfast Popsicles

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Pick up an Easter egg-shaped silicone mold to make these easy and nutritious breakfast treats with yogurt, granola, and fruit.

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12. Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Nest Cookies

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These easy cookies take only 5 minutes to make but will steal the show on any Easter table. Top with a few chocolate egg candies to make them festive!

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13. Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

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Made with rolled oats, these yummy treats could work for breakfast or as a snack. Boost the cuteness factor with colorful spring sprinkles.

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14. Easter Baby Carrots and Fresh Made Hummus

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Once you make your own hummus, it’s hard to go back to store-bought. Serve this homemade hummus in miniature flowerpots with baby carrots on top for a next-level Easter treat.

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15. Easter Egg Smoothie Popsicles

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Kids can’t resist these festive and fruity popsicles — and you won’t be able to, either! This simple, yummy recipe is made with mixed berries, banana, and coconut milk, but you can always sub in your favorite smoothie recipes.

Get the recipe here.

Kelsey Ogletree

About

Kelsey Ogletree is a Chicago-based journalist writing about wellness, travel and food for publications like Shape, Cooking Light, Robb Report and AARP. When she's not writing, find her scoping out the latest in healthy snacks and whipping up new recipes for family and friends. Follow her on Twitter.

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