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April 1, 2012 6:33 PM   Subscribe

What healthful treats can I give at Easter?

I have a number of diabetic friends and some who are actively reducing calorific intake. I don't have a lot of money to spend. None of us are religious and many aren't Christian, but people are inviting me over for lunches etc and generally having nice get-togethers. I'm handy in the kitchen but quite time poor, I'm also happy with non-food suggestions. What can the bunny bring this year?
posted by Trivia Newton John to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Tandem Affinity at 6:42 PM on April 1, 2012 [3 favorites]

How about making some egg-shaped soaps? Here's one recipe from Martha Stewart.
posted by argonauta at 6:48 PM on April 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

What about potted herbs? I would love to receive a basil plant.
posted by something something at 7:31 PM on April 1, 2012 [5 favorites]

I'm making devilled chicks. You could use low-fat mayo or maybe even natural yoghurt in the yolk mixture.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 8:08 PM on April 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Dry roasted almonds. Inexpensive and yum yum yum.
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos at 9:13 PM on April 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

My Greek boss gave us red dyed boiled eggs - apparently an Orthodox tradition. I have since adopted the habit too.
posted by honey-barbara at 9:38 PM on April 1, 2012

You could make some Pisanki (Polish Dyed Easter eggs), but they may take a bit more time and materials than you have about.
posted by valoius at 10:16 PM on April 1, 2012

On doing can get very pretty and sturdy wooden ones that make nice little gifts. I get them from the annual bazaar at the nearby Ukrainian Church. The wooden ones are not expensive and they are pretty and last forever. No doubt these can be found on the internet somewhere too. Fruit is always a welcome gift for anyone doing low carb or reduced sugar like me.
posted by mermayd at 4:06 AM on April 2, 2012

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