Healthier Easter Recipes to Make At Home

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays because you can eat an incredible brunch, colorful salad and big slice of carrot cake all in one day (dream come true). Right now we’re all facing big changes while we at home and keep everyone safe, but whether you celebrate Easter or not I’m excited to bring you some delicious, comforting recipes to cook, bake and enjoy right at home.

Whether you’re cooking for one and virtually celebrating with the family, enjoying a meal with your roommate or significant other, or just feel like getting your bake on this weekend, there’s a recipe for everyone in here. Don’t know where to begin? Start with this easy, veggie-packed quiche and work your way to the best healthy carrot cake you’ll ever eat.

Scroll through and pick a few favorites to send to family and friends! I’ve loved seeing you guys virtually cook & bake together — it’s the perfect way to spend time with each other from afar. Sending lots of love from our little family to yours, wherever you may be. Enjoy, xoxo!

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegan

VT = Vegetarian

If you make any of these healthier Easter recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations.


collage of healthier easter appetizers

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip GF, VT

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates GF

Pat’s 4-Ingredient Paleo Crackers GF, VT

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (two different ways!)

10-Minuted Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini VT

Spicy Green Cashew Dip GF, V

Greek Salad Pinwheels VT

Vegetarian Three Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip VT, GF

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains GF


collage of healthier easter brunch recipes

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust GF, VT

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups GF, VT

Mushroom Spinach Bacon Egg Cups GF

Vegan Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls V

Best Ever Healthy Banana Bread Recipe VT

Healthier Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting VT

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Bread GF, VT

overnight french toast bake

Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake VT

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles VT

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips VT

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (nut free + vegan + gluten free!) GF, V

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal GF, VT

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze VT

lemon poppyseed muffin with a bite taken out

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Blueberry Glaze VT

Jalapeño, Pepper Jack, and Turkey Bacon Quiche with Potato Crust GF

The Best Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (gluten free!) GF, VT

Carrot Cake Pancakes (gluten free + dairy free!) GF, VT

Pistachio Poppyseed Orange Yogurt Bread VT

roasted breakfast potatoes on a plate with ketchup

Perfectly Crispy Roasted Breakfast Potatoes GF, V

The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat VT

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins VT

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties GF

Side & Salads

collage of healthier easter side dishes

Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios GF, VT

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad GF, V

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad GF, V

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins GF, VT

Chipotle Gouda Scalloped Sweet Potatoes GF, VT

broccoli cauliflower gratin in a baking dish

Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower Gratin GF, VT

The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad GF, VT

Saucy Stovetop Thai Green Beans GF, V

Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (roasted or grilled!) GF, V

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad GF, V

Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese GF

sesame garlic roasted asparagus on a silver platter

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus GF, V

Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto Potatoes with Arugula GF, V

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans GF, VT

The Best Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes GF, VT

Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette GF, VT

Main Courses

collage of easter main dishes

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake GF

Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula VT

30-Minute Spinach Garlic Parmesan Orzo with Crispy Bacon

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese GF, V

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf GF

Brussels Mac and Cheese GF, VT

roasted chicken in a pan

How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken GF

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole GF

Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’ GF, V

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms GF


collage of healthier easter desserts

The Best Healthy Carrot Cake You’ll Ever Eat (gluten free & paleo!) GF

Healthy 4 Ingredient Reese’s Eggs GF, V

Lemon Cookies with Lovely Lemon Glaze

Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies GF

Blueberry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble GF, V

grain free peanut butter banana cake on a cake stand

Damn Good Peanut Butter Banana Cake (gluten free, grain free) GF

Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Tony’s Very Favorite Dutch Apple Pie

Paleo Orange-Kissed Loaf with Dark Chocolate Glaze GF

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting GF

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats GF, V

Ooey-Gooey Dark Chocolate Espresso Date Oat Bars GF, V

white chocolate blueberry coconut oatmeal cookies on a wire rack

White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake GF

Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Cookies GF

Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups GF, V

The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting GF

Healthy Homemade Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies GF

If you make any of these healthier Easter recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!

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