Here's 5 fun and festive Easter recipes and activities for the whole family to enjoy that will also keep your health and weight loss goals intact.
Shelly's Premier Protein Pudding Spring Flower Pots
6 - 4 oz. jars (or clear cups)
2 cups Premier Protein Chocolate Shake (Ready to Drink RTD, chilled)
1 - 1 oz. small package Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding Mix (dry)
Optional: 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Almond, Coconut, or Caramel Syrup (make your pudding taste like your favorite Easter candy) and toppings (see below)
Pour the chilled shakes, pudding mix and optional: syrup flavoring into a shaker bottle. If you choose to add a flavoring put one less Tablespoon of the shake.
Shake for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly and place in fridge for about 5 minutes to thicken further. Spoon the thickened protein pudding into jars.
You can top your garden with all sorts of things: I made green Coconut (a few drops of food coloring in a baggie of shredded unsweetened coconut), but crushed nuts, sunflower seeds, powdered peanut butter or crumbled Premier Protein Bars make great "dirt" to plant your flowers in!
You can make these a day in advance and just don't put the toppings on till you serve them or better yet put out little bowls of toppings and let everyone create their own delicious flower pot and add plastic flowers, "shovel" spoons, sugar free gummy worms or bugs.
More Premier Protein Recipes
Premier Protein Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Shake
1 Premier Protein Vanilla Shake (11 oz. Ready to Drink RTD shake)
1/4 cup Carrot, shredded
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix, dry
a dash of Cinnamon
a dash of Nutmeg
a few ice cubes
Blend on high. Top with Homemade, No Sugar Added Whipped Cream and another dash of Cinnamon.
Premier Protein shakes provide 30 grams of protein, 24 vitamins and minerals, are just 160 calories, low in fat and only one gram of sugar so you will have plenty of good energy to hide all those eggs for the egg hunts and play these three eggciting active games that will get the whole family moving this holiday weekend.
You'll need: plastic fillable Easter Eggs, a slip of paper for each egg & a pen. On each slip of paper write some activity that the whole family will have to complete. Take turns picking eggs and completing the task. Ideas for activities: 20 jumping jacks. dance for 3 minutes non-stop. hop on one foot for a minute. 10 push-ups, longest plank, 5 bunny burpees: regular burpees but while wearing bunny ears.
Egg & Spoon Race
You'll need: hard boiled or plastic eggs and wooden or plastic spoons. Egg & Spoon Race is a classic. Each family member places a hardboiled egg on a spoon, then tries to dash from one end of the yard to another without dropping the egg. If the egg drops, you have to start over from the beginning.
You'll need: hard boiled eggs and wooden or plastic spoons. Like the egg & spoon race, except instead of carrying your egg, each family member pushes their egg with a spoon, through the grass and across the yard to the finish line. Make it even more challenging by setting up a winding course to navigate or obstacles in the path (boxes, lawn furniture, the family dog) to go around.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Easter!
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