Easter means spring is coming, and spring means warm weather and being outdoors more. With warm weather comes warm weather clothes. The decadent holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, led many people to a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier but by Easter many people have broken their resolution.
Get back to eating healthier with healthy delicious Easter baked goods. There’s no need to skip dessert on Easter. Just make one of these baked goods and you won’t be missing out on anything, except extra calories.
Easter baked goods usually reflect the season with bright colors and flavors like carrot, lemon, strawberry, and coconut. Start by trying these easy lemon squares. They only have 118 calories per serving.
Recipe from Cooking Light
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter softened
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350°. To prepare the crust, beat 1/4 cup sugar and the butter at medium speed of a mixer until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gently press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
2. To prepare topping, beat eggs at medium speed until foamy. Add 3/4 cup sugar and next 5 ingredients (3/4 cup sugar through salt), and beat until well-blended. Pour mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack. Sift powdered sugar evenly over top.
If you’re not a lemon fan check out the list of other healthy Easter desserts.
Carrots are a bunny’s favorite; check out what the following Madison area locations have to offer:
• Gigi’s Cupcakes have a carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting.
• Steenbock’s on Orchard have a carrot cake with a candied nut crumble, sweetened mascarpone, caramel carrot reduction, and vanilla ice cream!