10 Dietitian-Approved Easter Side Dishes

March 29th, 2017

By Jennifer Lynn-Pullman MA, RDN, LDN

Easter is just a few weeks away.  If you have been working hard in the beginning of 2017 at improving your diet, holidays can be more worrisome than enjoyable.  The abundance of food and drink options at holiday celebrations can be stressful for some people.

As dietitians we do not want you to stress over food.  We want you to love food and enjoy the time you spend with your loved ones during celebrations such as Easter.  To help you out I rounded up 10 Dietitian-Approved side dishes that you can add to your holiday menu.  These side dishes will make you feel better about your holiday food options.

Easter Deviled Egg Chicks

Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD @Teaspoon of Spice

Cauliflower, Green Bean & Pistachio Salad – Kelly Jones RD @Eat Real Live Well

Coconut Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts – Jess DeGore @Dietitian Jess

Easter Bunny Sweet Bread – Deanna Segrave-Daly RD @Teaspoon of Spice. 

Peas, Prosciutto and Parmesan – Raquel Redmond RD, LDN @Sincerely Nourished

Garlic & Herb Mashed “Potatoes” –  Zach Breeding MS, RD, LDN @The Sage











Here are my 4 favorite side dishes to round out the list.

Green Bean Casserole

Roasted Asparagus

Lighter Pineapple Bread Casserole

Garlic Roasted Carrots

Jennifer Lynn-Pullman MA, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian from Philadelphia.  She is the creator of two blogs: Nourished Simply and Bariatric Bits.  In addition to her online work Jen is the Bariatric Dietitian for the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Einstein Health Care Network Elkins Park and an online health coach for VIDA Health.  Jennifer also shares her nutrition expertise with nursing students as an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Nursing at Holy Family University.




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