Dieting can be a challenge in any situation, but it’s especially trying during holidays like Easter.
It might feel like temptation is everywhere: the chocolates, the candies, and the rich dishes and desserts. But don’t worry! Eating low-carb at Easter is completely possible—it just takes some planning and reminding yourself of your convictions.
Here are some tips for sticking with your low-carb lifestyle during Easter, plus some of the best keto recipes to bring.
Speak with your relatives ahead of time to know the Easter menu plan. See if you can bring some keto Easter-friendly dishes or low carb side dishes to enjoy and share.
Here are some easy Easter recipes, including keto Easter lunch ideas, dinner ideas, or Easter appetizers, that will work as main meals or side dishes:
Be sure to also pack plenty of healthy keto snacks in case things don’t go as planned or you need some extra nourishment.
While some meals and side dishes can be low-carb-friendly, all normal Easter desserts are full of sugars and not healthy at all. Share the low-carb love by bringing your own!
Here are some easy keto desserts perfect for Easter:
Staying in ketosis will make any cravings more manageable (or even prevent them completely), so:
If you do find yourself without options despite the tips above, consider it a form of intermittent fasting. Fasting regularly is actually healthy and can help you stay in ketosis.
Plus, it’s a good reminder that you won’t die with a little less food, especially for one day. Going without can even help you focus on the true spiritual significance of the day.
Remember the focus of the Easter season: family, fellowship, and worship—not the food.
Pray for assistance in resisting temptation. Ask for guidance in navigating Easter with a servant’s heart, one that lovingly presents your healthy lifestyle to others.
Also think about how present you’ll feel without all the carbs and sugars in your system. Before the day starts, visualize yourself saying “no” to any desserts or other non-keto foods.
Lastly, give thanks for the abundance before you while spending time with your family or friends. With this mindset, you won’t feel like you’re missing a thing.