With Easter coming up with weekend, it had me thinking “I’m going to be eating so terribly all weekend… I’m not going to feel well after.” Why do we eat food (or rather amounts of food) that we know are going to make us feel sick? When food is in front of us, how can we say no? Gluten makes me feel so bloated and heavy, yet when presented with bread at Easter…. I never say no. This year, I’ve decided to be better at saying no… but to help with my saying no, I’ve looked up some recipes for healthier versions of things we all love. This way, I can still eat food I love, but without feeling sick afterwards.
Without further ado, I present my list of alternative Easter dishes that I will be making this year. I love all things baked…. so I’ve mostly listed desserts as you will notice. For all family events, I always sign up to bring dessert…. So here you go!
My Gluten-Free Kitchen is one of my favourite websites (and Instagram pages) for gluten free cooking/baking. The recipes and instructions are super detailed, making it hard to mess up! The notes sections always talk about alternative substitutions, and tips and tricks. I would highly recommend following My Gluten-Free Kitchen on Instagram for inspiration!
2. Naturally Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Surprisingly, many peanut butter cookie recipes don’t actually call for flour! While they aren’t all healthy recipes (as they call for plenty of sugar!), they are a nice treat for after dinner! There are plenty of variations of flourless peanut butter cookies on Pinterest, however I’ve linked the one I have used previously.
3. Rice Krispies Squares (can be low-gluten, or gluten-free – see notes below)
While the regular Rice Krispies cereal is not entirely gluten-free (due to the malt syrup which is derived from Barley, which is a gluten-containing grain), if you do NOT have Celiac disease, this shouldn’t cause discomfort. I am only gluten-sensitive (not Celiac), so I am able to eat this without any issues. If you DO have Celiac disease, I would recommend finding alternative crispy rice cereals that are labelled Gluten-Free. This article outlines some of the alternative options.
4. Gluten-Free, 3-ingredient Nutella Brownies by Gluten Free on a Shoestring
I have not tried this recipe YET, but I will be making them this week. Watch my Twitter to see how they turned out!
5. Avocado Key Lime Pie by Tasty
I have had this pie before and it is DELICIOUS. The best part about this recipe is that it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and (I believe) vegan! There is also no processed sugar in this recipe either. I feel absolutely no guilt when I eat this pie… just saying!
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Ooh, great! I’ll check out the key lime pie as we are hosting Easter dinner this year and my sister is vegan. Easter brings about the best food haha. Love it!
I cried at reading the kind words you said about my blog/Instagram. What a nice thing to say!! I hope you do enjoy the rolls and your whole Easter meal. I’ll be having those same rolls, alongside ham and twice baked potatoes.
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I love your instagram page and have saved so many of your recipes to try! The rolls turned out amazing. Thank you for sharing your talents!