Easter is one of the most special days of the year. I am so grateful for the resurrection of Jesus Christ that allows all of us to live again! Because of Him, we all have hope no matter our current circumstance. That definitely deserves a special celebration!
Here are some sample menus for a special whole-food plant-based Easter dinner, and also some healthier Easter treats.
Bowl of strawberries
Click here for the recipe from Minimalist Baker
Click here for the recipe from Running on Real Food
Click here for the recipe from Dessert Now Dinner Later (I would use an oil-free vegan recipe and just follow her method of forming the bunny rolls).
Try your hand at a “What Jesus Ate” meal and serve:
Pita Bread and Hummus
Olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers
Figs, dates, nuts, pomegranets, grapes, melon
This Mediteranean Lentil Dip from Minimalist Baker would be a perfect addition.
Click here for the highly-rated recipe
As for dessert, there are so many options!
These cookies are our favorite Easter treat tradition, even though they’re not 100% compliant. If you’re looking for a recipe that uses no oil, you can try my Healthier No-Bake Cookies recipe. Place little blueberries and raspberries inside the nests instead of Cadbury Mini Eggs, and you have a completely WFPB treat.
Click here for the recipe from Joy, Food, Sunshine.
These Healthier Peanut Butter Eggs look divine and are only 4 simple, plant-based ingredients.
Click here for the recipe from Wife, Mama, Foodie
I love that the above recipe requires no egg mold. They do use 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, but for an oil-free recipe, check out this one from Feasting on Fruit.
Click here for the recipe from Feasting on Fruit.
This very-healthy-but-very-moist-and-sweet carrot cake is pretty much a must-make….for dessert or breakfast. Since there is fruit and vegetables involved, I fully support either one.
Click here for the recipe from yours truly, Faithful Plateful
This one-ingredient Mango Sorbet would be a light and refreshing end to your beautiful Easter feast, too.
Click here for the recipe from Little Blue Plates.
Most of all, the ingredients for a happy Easter is to remember our Savior, His Sacrifice, and to feel the peace He offers us. This video is one of my favorite Easter messages.