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Easter Eats, the Functional Medicine Way: Delicious AND Healthy

Ready to enjoy the delicious traditions of Easter without sabotaging your health goals? Functional medicine gives us a fantastic framework to make this holiday feast nourishing for your mind and body. Here’s what you need to know

Functional Medicine Easter Tips

  • Prioritize Protein: A protein-rich breakfast (think eggs, smoothies, or protein pancakes) helps balance blood sugar throughout the day, keeping cravings at bay.
  • Focus on Fiber: Load up on veggies and salads at each meal. Fiber helps keep you feeling full, plus supports healthy gut bacteria.
  • Choose Mindful Sweets: Enjoy Easter treats in moderation, and savor each bite! Opt for dark chocolate or homemade desserts sweetened with natural alternatives like honey or maple syrup.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: It’s easy to forget amidst the festivities, but water keeps you feeling full and helps flush out toxins.

Sample Easter Meal Plan

  • Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with sautéed spinach and whole-grain toast
  • Lunch: Big green salad topped with grilled chicken or salmon.
  • Dinner: Roasted turkey breast or fish, steamed vegetables, a small portion of sweet potatoes
  • Dessert: A few squares of high-quality dark chocolate or a small slice of homemade fruit crisp.

Recipe: Spring Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

This salad is refreshing, satisfying, and packed with spring flavors!



  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • Lemon vinaigrette (recipe below)

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Steam or roast the asparagus until tender-crisp.
  2. Combine cooked quinoa, asparagus, onion, almonds, and feta in a bowl.
  3. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients together and toss with salad.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Easter!