Ideas for a Low Calorie Easter Dinner Menu

Easter dinner table with ham, potatoes, and veggies

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For many, the center of their celebration is the food! So, how do you enjoy Easter dinner while you are trying to adhere to low-calorie and low-fat Easter recipes? It may not be as difficult as you think, as long as you are armed with flavorful, easy-to-prepare recipes such as the ones that are listed here.

You will be happy to know that you don't even have to omit what may be your most traditional Easter feast item: the Easter ham. As mentioned below, just make wise choices when choosing your ham to assure that you won't go over on your calorie budget. 

Other colorful and flavorful additions to your meal are listed below including side dishes and even desserts. 

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    Main Dish

    Easter ham and vegetables

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    A popular item that adorns the center of the Easter dinner table is a ham. Do not think that just because you're watching your waistline, you cannot still enjoy an Easter ham.

    But, do be selective about your choice. There are choices when it comes to choosing a ham. Choose an extra-lean ham, weighing in at just over 100 calories and 4 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving. Or, if you prefer to go a different route, try a less traditional main course such as baked salmon with garlic.

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    Side Dishes

    Bowl of Mashed Potatoes with Butter and Parsley
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    The side dish selection may not be as tricky as you would suspect with vegetables being able to be prepared in so many different ways. Vegetables, of course, are naturally quite low in calories.

    Perhaps you should go easy on another Easter favorite: deviled eggs, (unless they are made with fat-free mayonnaise and mustard), and instead focus on fresh, colorful vegetables to brighten your meal. For just a few suggestions when it comes to side dishes, choose among:

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    Dessert Items

    Baked pears on a dish

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    Of course, you cannot forget dessert. Many holidays, including Easter, just aren't quite the same without a sweet treat at the end. Here are a few things to try out when making your next Easter meal. 

    Now, for an ultra-low-calorie dessert, take advantage of fresh spring strawberries and top them with a low calorie whipped topping, Or, simply serve other fresh fruit selections. But, if you prefer a more traditional dessert, try baked pears.