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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Ideas for Family Meals

Many families and groups gather over the Easter long weekend to enjoy time together and a good meal. Here we've included some ideas for adapting traditional dishes, and some new suggestions, to help you be healthy through the holiday.


Ham is a popular option for Easter dinner. When making your glaze, you can try using Walden Farms Maple Syrup or another sweetener (like Stevia or Splenda) in place of other sugars or honey.

Main dish recipe options:
Cinnamon Pork with Turnip
Pan Seared Pork Chops
Garlic Roast Chicken

Savoury Sides

Scalloped Potatoes are popular this time of year. You can make a low-carb version using turnip or celery root instead of potatoes, and making your sauce with an Ideal Protein soup (mushroom, broccoli and cheese, leek).

If you prefer a mash, try one of these options:
Mock Mash Potatoes
Celery Root Mash

For vegetable sides, use vegetables with a low Glycemic Index. Try steaming, sauteing or roasting them with your favourite herbs and spices.

Some great vegetable choices:
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage 
  • Celery
  • Celery Root (Celeriac)
  • Cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip
  • Zucchini 

Ideal Protein Products

Let some of these options help you through the chocolate egg avalanche.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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