Since Passover and Easter are just around the corner, today we’re sharing some of our favorite healthy holiday recipes. These recipes are all similar to the traditional recipes that you know and love, just cleaner!
Finding quality, healthy recipes that work for specific holidays is tricky, which is why we love to offer these recipe roundups. Plus, it also gives us a chance to feature some of our favorite clean-eating food bloggers/chefs and their amazing recipes.
Here are our favorite clean recipes for Passover and Easter:
Matzo Ball Soup (from Elana Amsterdam)
This low-carb paleo matzo ball soup is one of our all-time favorites. It’s completely gluten-free, grain-free and just hits the spot. Our friend Elana uses almond flour in place of matzo meal for a more allergen-friendly take on this classic Passover dish. Jo serves this recipe at her Passover Seder every year and it’s always a crowd pleaser.
Vanilla Almond Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle (from The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook).
Jo grew up eating the traditional Manichewitz canned macaroons, which are yummy but also full of artificial flavors, sugar and eggs (not to burst anyone’s bubbles who loves this as their Passover staple). But if you’re looking for a cleaner version, then you’re going to love this simple, nearly-raw vegan recipe. Topped with a chocolate drizzle, you’ll be making this sweet treat year round.
These yummy chocolate almond butter cups are a great clean alternative to the conventional chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs. They’re lower in sugar, dairy-free, and peanut-free. You can even make them in an egg-shaped silicone mold to make them even more festive! Jules makes these with her three boys as an annual tradition.
These caramels are vegan, dairy-free and refined sugar free – a huge uplevel from typical Easter candies. They’re sweetened with dates for a healthy caramel center. Plus, they’re easier to make than you’d think! The perfect clean treat to slip into your kiddo’s Easter baskets this year.
Molten Chocolate Cake (from The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook)
This decadent cake is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher for Passover and totally YUM. It makes for a show-stopping centerpiece dessert for any holiday meal. We seriously can’t get enough of this recipe and you can be sure Jules will be serving this at her Easter brunch.
Paleo Grain-Free Matzo (from Predominantly Paleo)
This matzo is grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly! Year after year, Jo has reluctantly bought gluten free matzo (unfortunately also filled with additives and sugar) because matzo plays such an important role in the Passover Seder. But recently she found, Jennifer Robbins’ Paleo Grain-Free Matzo and was converted. For more amazing Jewish recipes, check out Jennifer Robbins’ The New Yiddish Kitchen.
We hope you enjoy! What are you making this year at your Passover or Easter celebration? Please post in the comments below.
With love from our table to yours,
Jo & Jules