Hoppy and Healthy Easter
Chocolate bunnies, marshmellow peeps and a big festive holiday meal – who doesn’t like Easter? With all that sugar and delicious food, it is easy to overdo it. If you are celebrating the Easter holiday, there are a few ways to keep from completely abandoning a healthy eating plan.
Since we will be surrounded by sweets and lots of rich food, save calories from the extras such as appetizers and bread and enjoy some chocolate eggs – just avoid the giant chocolate bunny!
Squeeze in a workout, go for a walk before dinner, or join the kids Easter egg hunt and help them locate their eggs. Resist the temptation to eat a big meal and flop on the couch. Every little bit of movement helps!
If you sit down to dinner on an empty stomach, you'll be more likely to overeat. Be sure to eat a nutritious yet filling breakfast and try snacking on those colorful hard-boiled eggs — one large egg has around 76 calories. It's a filling, nutritious choice.
Make healthy choices during dinner – load up on the salad and veggies and go lighter on heavier meats and deserts. That does not mean avoid them, it is a holiday after all. Just go a little easier.
Redirect your focus from the food and dinner to the meaning of Easter – both the religious significance and the opportunity to spend time and enjoy family.