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Healthier Hot Cross Buns, Egg Dishes for Easter, and other Things I’m Thinking About (3-31-15)

This post has Healthier Hot Cross Buns, Egg Dishes for Easter, and other Things I’m thinking about as we count down to Easter.

Photo  from Letty’s Kitchen.

If you’re even a casual reader of this blog, you’re probably observant enough to realize that those Healthier Gingery Hot Cross Buns pictured above aren’t low-carb and with my limited baking skills they certainly weren’t baked by me.  But for anyone who does enjoy hot cross buns for Easter, this a healthier option for Easter bread, created by my friend and fellow Utah blogger Letty from Letty’s Kitchen.

Letty was head pastry chef at Utah’s swanky Deer Valley before she became a food blogger, and she used her years of experience making hot cross buns to come up with this version that uses white whole wheat flour instead of white flour and honey or maple syrup instead of sugar.  And the low-sugar frosting is made with cream cheese and the tiniest amount of maple syrup.

Or if you’re sticking with lower-carb choices for Easter, you’ll find plenty of options in my collection of Easter Recipes.

Here are more Easter food ideas and other Easter things I’m thinking about . . .

If you’re celebrating Easter, you’ll need some hard-cooked eggs, and I’ve got you covered with Two Easy Methods for Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs.
Photo from A Pumpkin and a Princess.

If you’re feeling crafty after you cook the eggs, check out these Dyed Minion Easter Eggs from A Pumpkin and a Princess.  (There are more fun Easter Crafts at that link as well.)

And if you still have boiled eggs left after Easter, my list of Favorite Recipes for Deviled Eggs also has links to collections and recipes for more than 200 Deviled Eggs Ideas from food bloggers.

For me, Easter means brunch, and you can’t go wrong with my Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts.
Or how about Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese or maybe Baked Eggs Skillet with Avocado and Spicy Tomatoes
Photo from Completely Delicious.

Annalise at Completely Delicious (another Utah friend) has Roasted Asparagus and Avocado Salad with Lemon-Parmesan Vinaigrette that also sounds perfect for an Easter Buffet.

Cook Eat Paleo has 40 Paleo Easter Recipes including my Easy Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad.

Photo from Skinnytaste.

My friend Gina from Skinnytaste is making Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb for Easter, which would certainly be a hit with the low-carb eaters.

At Slow Cooker from Scratch I’ve featured  Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham from Diethood and Slow Cooker Honey Citrus Ham from A Year of Slow Cooking, and both of those would be amazing for Easter.

Another Easter favorite of mine is this Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham.   Or if you’re really celebrating, how about Bacon Wrapped Asparagus from Add a Pinch.

And finally, I never did see the attraction of Peeps, but for those who like them here are 20 Delicious Facts about Peeps from Mental Floss.

That’s all for now, but you can use the label Things I’m Thinking About to see more round-ups of Tuesday thoughts like this one. What have you been thinking about this week? And if you’ve got something amazing on the menu for Easter, please share about it in the comments.

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4 comments on “Healthier Hot Cross Buns, Egg Dishes for Easter, and other Things I’m Thinking About (3-31-15)”

  1. Thanks Kalyn for posting the photo and link to my "healthified" Hot Cross Buns! Happy Easter!

  2. Thanks for including my Paleo Easter roundup, Kalyn!

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