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Easter celebration food like many other occasions throughout the year food plays a major part in the event. Traditionally Easter Sunday marks the end of lent, a period of traditionally 40 days of fasting. In these modern times people choose to give up a favourite food instead. My thoughts would be why not consider giving up alcohol, sugar or smoking for 40 days, these being the biggest contributors to new lifestyle diseases.
But I digress, this article is about Easter Celebration Food. Eggs symbolise rebirth and new life at Easter. Chocolate now is commonly associated with Easter with the first chocolate egg dating back to the early 1800s. When choosing your Easter Eggs this year, go for the highest quality and dark chocolate if available. You will find they are lower in fat than the compound chocolate eggs.
Hot Cross Buns are small spiced buns made with currants or raisins and other dried fruits, marked with a cross on top. These are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. This Easter why not have go in making your own hot cross buns. Try using wholemeal flour as a healthy alternative or limit to just one of these tasty treats.
Try this recipe from www.recipetineats.com
Roast Lamb is a popular choice for many people especially the Greeks on Easter Sunday. The tradition of eating roast lamb at Easter comes from the Jewish celebration of Passover, which comes around the same time. Lamb is a great source of protein but can be high in fat so when choosing your lamb consider lamb back strap as it has little or no fat. But if you need to serve a large family the leg of lamb may be the better option. When cooking your leg cook the lamb on a wire rack this will help the fat run off.
Try this Greek Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb from www.recipetineats.com
Have a Happy Easter!