How to enjoy a keto-friendly Easter

Living a low-carb or keto lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Check out our favourite foods to enjoy over the Easter weekend and discover how it’s possible to ‘indulge’ without undoing your hard work.

Breakfast
What better way to start the day than by tucking into some eggs? Eggs are one of the foods most commonly associated with Easter and are high in fat and protein, making them ideal for those living a keto or low-carb lifestyle.

Eggs can be enjoyed poached, fried, boiled, scrambled, or in an omelette. Pair with our Seriously Low-Carb bread to create a delicious keto-friendly breakfast, like this easy-to-make Boiled Egg and Soldiers:

Keto Boiled Egg and Soldiers

  1. Use a pin to pierce a hole in the bottom of the egg to stop it from splitting
  2. Place the egg into a saucepan of cold water and quickly bring the water to a fast boil
  3. Once the water is boiling, set your timer for exactly 4 minutes
  4. After 4 minutes, take the egg out of the water using a slotted spoon
  5. Place the egg in an egg cup and use a teaspoon to crack the top of the egg
  6. Remove the top of the egg and serve with soldiers made using low-carb bread

 

Lunch

Roast lamb has been associated with Easter since the early observances of Passover in 1200BC and is still enjoyed in many households today. This makes it an obvious (and rather delicious) choice for your main dinner with family and friends.

Like eggs, lamb is a fantastic source of protein and fat, meaning you can treat yourself whilst still sticking to your keto lifestyle. We recently came across this low-carb braised lamb shank recipe from Keto Diet App – why not give this a go on Easter Sunday and let us know your thoughts on our keto community group?

 

Pudding
After the long winter months, Easter is the perfect time to have some fun and celebrate the arrival of Spring, and some of the most popular ways to do this include egg decorating and creating chocolatey treats.

These chocolate Easter nests from BBC Good Food are a lovely treat and really easy to make with the kids. To keep them keto-friendly, remember to swap the golden syrup with Nicks honey syrup and the regular chocolate for Nicks milk chocolate. Kerrygold butter is also a firm favourite here at Heylo HQ when creating keto-friendly bakes.

And if you want to bake with even fewer carbs, why not whip up this tasty alternative to cornflakes? We’ve not tried this one yet, but it certainly looks delicious.

 

Evening Snack
Hot cross buns are an Easter essential and make a delicious evening snack. They are traditionally eaten on Good Friday and have been enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike for hundreds of years. There is even a popular nursery rhyme about them!
There are also many old superstitions surrounding these tasty little buns. People used them to treat illnesses throughout the year (we wouldn’t recommend trying this!) and believed that they could help protect against kitchen fires and shipwrecks.
Although traditional hot cross buns are high in carbs and sugar, we stock our very own Not Cross Buns here at Heylo. With only 7.7g of carbs per bun, these make the perfect low-carb snack and are best enjoyed lightly toasted and spread with Kerrygold butter.

 

Get Ready For Easter
Don’t miss out on a delicious low-carb Easter. Stock up on all of your favourite foods ahead of time and join our Facebook community to share your creations. We look forward to seeing your low-carb and keto-friendly Easter treats!

Happy Easter, everybody!

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