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The Lenten fast is over and it’s time to celebrate Easter with our favorite flavors of the season. Asparagus, mango, avocado, strawberries, spinach, and peas are some of the Spring fruits and veggies that will give a boost of antioxidants, color and flavor to your Easter meal. Whether your tradition is a ham, leg of lamb or fish, we have easy, delicious and healthy Easter menu ideas that your family will enjoy!

Traditional

Spiral Sliced Ham

Herb Roasted Red Potatoes (see recipe below)

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus (see recipe below)

Pineapple Chunks

 

Herb Roasted Red Potatoes

Serves 6

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon True Goodness® by Meijer™ Basil Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon True Goodness® by Meijer™ Thyme Leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons True Goodness® by Meijer™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a bowl, mix oregano, basil, thyme, sea salt and garlic.
  2. Toss potatoes with oil and seasoning mixture. In a baking sheet pan, spread potatoes in a single layer. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 157 calories, 5g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 3g protein

 

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Serves 4

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoon True Goodness® by Meijer™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet pan. Toss asparagus with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast asparagus until crisp-tender for 8 to 10 minutes. Toss with parmesan and lemon juice.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 112 calories, 9g fat, 6mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 5g protein

 

Middle Eastern

Leg of Lamb

Quinoa Chickpea Tabbouleh (see recipe below)

Wheat Pita Bread

Apricots

 

Quinoa Tabbouleh with Chickpeas

Serves 8

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 (15 oz.) can True Goodness® by Meijer™ Organics Low Sodium Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup chopped mint leaves
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup True Goodness® by Meijer™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, green onion, parsley and mint and toss.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Pour over quinoa-chickpea mixture and combine.

Source: Adapted from Foodiecrush

Nutrition Information (per serving): 169 calories, 10g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 5g protein

 

Italian

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon (see recipe below)

Mango & Farro Salad (see recipe below)

Baby Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Toasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese & Red Wine Vinegar

True Goodness® by Meijer™ Ciabatta Rolls

 

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon

Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon True Goodness® by Meijer™ Organic Honey
  • 1 tablespoon True Goodness® by Meijer™ Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet, add balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, and salt. Whisk and simmer until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.
  3. Place salmon skin-side down on baking sheet. Brush salmon with glaze. Bake for 5 minutes, brush again with glaze. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 200 calories, 7g fat, 62mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 23g protein

 

Mango and Farro Salad

Serves 6

  • 2 cups cooked farro (equal to 1 cup uncooked farro)
  • 1 ½ cups diced mango
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons True Goodness® by Meijer™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  1. In a large bowl, combine farro, mango, red onion, red bell pepper and avocado.
  2. In another bowl, whisk olive oil, lime juice, Dijon mustard and cilantro.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

Source: Adapted from the National Mango Board

Nutrition Information (per serving): 243 calories, 9g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 6g protein

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