Your Healthy Easter Menu
If you’re worried that you’ll wreck your new-year health streak this Easter, don’t! We’ve got tasty, yet healthy Easter menus that your whole family will love.
At Knorr, we’re passionate about food and recipes that are not only good for you, but sustainable too. If you’ve just started considering what’s on your plate, we know that it can be challenging. You have to adjust the way you cook and how you eat as a family. A healthy menu can be especially difficult if you have fussy eaters in the house. Success starts with small changes.
How You Can Start
Begin by introducing more veggies to meals that your family already love. Classic dishes that you can ‘veggie up’ are spaghetti bolognaise, lasagne and cottage pie. Adding carrots, spinach, baby marrow, mushrooms, peas and beans to a delicious sauce, will ensure that no one will even notice them.
If healthy and delicious meals are what you’re after this Easter, keep reading. We’ve got a whole list of delectable yet nutritious meals your family will love.
Spicy Lentil Stuffed Butternut
This lentil, butternut and spinach recipe is sure to delight vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Packed with black lentils, onion, chopped coriander and Knorr Minestrone Soup, this recipe comes with plenty of flavour and healthy fibre. It’s hint of curry gives this beautiful butternut a zing of spice.
Pumpkin, Chickpea and Feta Phyllo Pie
Add some pizzazz to the dinner table with this flavourful, crowd-pleasing pumpkin pie made with chickpeas, feta cheese, Parmesan and egg. Flavoured with fresh thyme and a hint of cinnamon, this pie will become a staple in your home.
Pickled fish is a classic Easter heritage dish. This wonder and sweet meal is made with Rajah Medium Curry Powder, hake and onions. It’s traditionally eaten with hot cross buns, but if you’re looking for a healthier option, it’s just as good with wholewheat bread.
Fragrant Chicken, Pumpkin and Apricot Couscous
For a rich and wholesome centrepiece dish, this aromatic North African inspired chicken bake is a must. It’s made with veggies, lemon zest, garlic, spices and Knorr Beef & Onion Soup. Serve it on a bed of fluffy couscous coloured with a touch of turmeric and not a single morsel will be left.
Pumpkin, Goat’s Cheese and Sage Frittata
No healthy Easter menu is complete without this filling frittata. It’s made with milk, butter, goat’s cheese, sage and chillies. Packed with flavour and super easy to whip up, this vegetarian and tasty dish is definitely a recipe you’ll be creating over and over again.
Zesty Chicken, Quinoa and Kale Salad
Every all-star menu needs a winning salad. For a light yet nutritious salad, try this easy-to-make dish. It’s packed with marinated chicken, quinoa and fresh kale. Topped off with feta cheese, toasted sunflower seeds and mint leaves, this sensational salad is drizzled with a lemony dressing. Sound good? Try it!
Hungry for more? Discover additional tasty recipes.
If you’ve tried these recipes, you’ll know that joyful feeling you get from an exciting new dish. You want to gobble it all up but at the same time you don’t want the meal to end. You want to savour every single mouthful. New flavours excite us. Foods we think we’ll never eat can be transformed if cooked in a different way.
We know how difficult it can be to change eating habits. We get comfortable and end up eating the same things over and over again. We’re busy. We just want quick, easy meals that everyone will eat.
Change the Way You Eat and Change the World
Cooking the same meals and using the same ingredients has resulted in us eating less than 1% of all the edible plants available to us. We have come to rely on three different crops: rice, wheat and maize¹. This isn’t good for us. Many people aren’t getting the vitamins and minerals they need on a daily basis. This stagnant way of eating isn’t good for the planet either. A lack of diversity from growing and consuming the same foods all the time, puts our already fragile natural ecosystems at risk. This then poses a real threat to food security.
How You Can Help
We can all help safeguard the future of our food. We need to try and get a wider variety of foods onto our plates. If we all take action and make small changes, even to just one meal a week, we can make a big difference.
To make eating for good easier, Knorr and WWF SA have teamed up to create a list of Future 50 Foods that are better for our health and the planet.
Change the Future
Change the future by changing what’s on your plate. Reach for wild rice or buckwheat. Add lentils and broad beans to your meals. Eat less meat. Sign up for our Future 50 Foods Cookbook and find out how you can make delicious meals and help save the planet at the same time.
¹Knorr and WWF (2019), Future 50 Foods Report