Healthy Eating Tips for Easter

Have you ever wondered what some of the most beloved Easter treats are really made of? A typical Easter dinner can easily have over 1,500 calories, 50% of these derived from fat—and all this before dipping into the Easter basket or bowl of jelly beans.

Follow these tips from nutritionist, mother and co-founder of the recently launched iPad app Smash Your Food, Marta De Wulf, in order to healthfully enjoy your family’s Easter dinner:

Marta’s Healthy Easter Menu Tips
  • Low-fat, roasted ham – saving 20 grams of fat for a 4oz serving
  • Scalloped potatoes made with non-fat yogurt and low fat cheese to save 10 grams of fat per ½ cup
  • Green beans – forgo the rich cream sauce to save 15 grams of fat, or substitute non-fat yogurt or non-fat milk to save over 10 grams
  • Steamed carrots glazed with honey or light molasses - to save more than 5 grams of fat and more than 10 grams of sugar
  • Low-fat, whole grain dinner rolls - to add fiber and save 3 grams of fat
  • Sugar free or low-sugar fruit cobbler or pie - to add nutrients while saving more than 20 grams of sugar and more than 10 grams of fat than in cream pies
This version of the average meal many are serving this weekend has only 75% of the fat, sugar and calories than that of a typical Easter meal!



In honor of this food-filled holiday, recently launched award-winning, educational game Smash Your Food™, brought to you by Food N’ Me™, created a video showcasing the most beloved Easter foods being smashed. Items include a traditional Easter dinner, Peeps, cream eggs, and more. You can check out some of your favorite Easter foods being “smashed” here!


Smash Your Food was also selected as a winner in First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Apps For Healthy Kids” contest and is now available for iPad at $2.99 on the Apple App Store. This fun and exciting mobile game encourages families to smash real foods—burgers, cola, French Fries and entire meals—to learn about nutrition, inspiring healthier food choices while providing parents with personalized emails filled with nutrition advice.

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