While the calendar says that spring has already arrived, it never feels official to me until Easter weekend. There is something about that pastel packed holiday, overflowing to the brim with bunnies, flowers and chicks that tells me it is time to shake off winter and prepare for warm sunny days ahead!
This year we will be celebrating Easter in Florida, in fact we are enjoying Disney Hollywood Studios today, but wanted to share a round-up of things to do and recipes to make!
First up, lets talk about the non-food fun you can have with your family, especially those little ones who are the perfect age for Easter themed to-do’s!
It wouldn’t be Easter without coloring some eggs, and Mommypotamus has an awesome post on how to dye easter eggs naturally with everyday ingredients.
Sure you can easily coordinate an easter egg hunt, but what about using those inexpensive eggs for some Montessori activities? Here is a fun post from Gift of Curiosity with a number of great Easter activities to engage the young ones!
For the older kids, impress them with some egg-themed science experiments! iGameMom has a great list of eight egg experiments sure to catch the attention of your older kids.
And for the adults, how about a giant game of Ker-Plunk featuring those plastic eggs?! Ok, this one is for the DIY-ers out there, but is a really cool idea!
Fill those Easter baskets with fun little gifts, and easily avoid the junk food and sugar crashes! 100 Days of Real Food has a great post filled with ideas on what to stuff Easter baskets with, while avoiding the unhealthy eats. She also has a candy-free tutorial video here, and be sure to also check out her post on natural easter egg dyes.
Whether you need a kid-friendly Easter recipe for a play group, are hosting brunch or a big family dinner, we are sure to have a recipe below to help with your celebration!
Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls from The Spunky Coconut
Sausage and Spinach Quiche with Almond Flour Crust from Crave by Taylor
Beef Bacon and Sweet Potato Brunch Casserole from the Paleo Parents
Breakfast Pizza from Lexie’s Clean Kitchen
Double Chocolate Hazelnut Waffles from Predominantly Paleo
Apple Cinnamon Bagel Bread Pudding from Planks Love and Guacamole
Sweet Potato Apple Hash and Eggs from the Paleo Parents
Honey and Citrus Glazed Ham from The Domestic Man
Brisket with SCD/GAPS Gravy from the Real Food Forager
Mint Lamb Meatballs from the Paleo Parents
Duck a l’Orange from Primal Palate
Mint Rubbed Boneless Leg of Lamb from the Paleo Parents
Roasted Fennel Mashed Faux-Tatoes from Health-Bent
Grated Carrot and Mint Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette from Serious Eats
Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits from the Paleo Parents
Rustic, Buttered-Onion Deviled Eggs from Whole-Fed Homestead
Rosemary Carrot Mash from the Paleo Parents
Brussel Sprouts, Blueberry and Bacon Salad from Stupid Easy Paleo
Creamed Kale from the Paleo Parents
Paleo Reese’s Eggs from Crave by Taylor
Spice Cake with Maple-Cashew Frosting from The Paleo Mom
Easy Easter Sugar Chocolates by The Merrymaker Sisters
Paleo Jello Shapes from Against All Grain
Nut-Free Cobbler from the Paleo Parents
Banana Cream Pie from Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers
Strawberry Shortcake Skillets from Fed + Fit
Nona’s Chocolate Easter Eggs from the Paleo Parents
Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices from Deliciously Yum!
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!