Easter Sunday is only a few days away. It is time to plan out some delicious and healthy Easter desserts. Hearn Kirkwood is here to help you make quick, fresh and easy desserts! This article will provide you a list of healthy Easter dessert recipes we enjoy during this special time of year.
Often during Easter parents believe the only dessert available for children are sugar infested ones. You do not have to feed your children chocolate eggs, chocolate bars and peeps for dessert. Provide them delectable Easter desserts that are healthy for them.
Children that only receive sugar filled candy for Easter dessert usually experience sugar rush, tummy aches, acne and gain a few extra pounds.
When you provide children healthy Easter desserts, your children won’t feel bloated or experience bad affects from candy consumption.
You can make healthy Easter treats for kids and adults alike by using light ingredients such as fresh fruit, whole wheat flour and brown sugar.
Here are some healthy and delicious treats you can create this Easter:
-Light Key Lime Bars. The key lime bars are like mini pies. The benefits of key lime bars is that they are low calorie bars and low fat. You can serve them with frozen beverages for a real treat. To make 12 key lime bars follow the following recipe:
Ingredients for the key lime bar crust
-1 cup of whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup of powdered sugar
-3/4 cup canola oil
-4 large eggs
-1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
-6 tablespoons of all purpose flour
-1/4 cups of lime juice
-Confectioner sugar (as a garnish)
-2 tablespoons of lime zest
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and put your key lime in a greased 9 X 13 inch cake pan. Bake the crust for at 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Next, pour the filling into the crust. The filling should include the flour, lime juice and zest. Bake the filling over the crust for 24 minutes. Sprinkle the powdered sugar on your treats and you will be good to go.
-1/2 cups of dark brown sugar
-1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1/4 cup of chopped almonds
-1 large egg
-1/4 cup of canola oil
-3/4 cup of fresh raspberries
-1/2 cup low sugar raspberry preserves
Some other great dessert ideas are the following:
-Creamy rice pudding
-Pineapple upside down cupcakes
-Chocolate hazelnut cookies ( only 11 grams of carbs each).
-Peanut Butter and Jam Macaroons
Hearn Kirkwood has a wide variety of healthy vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood and beverage selections for you. See What’s Fresh today.
Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.