If you’re on a mission to eat healthy this Easter, you’re in the right place! I love chocolate as much as the next person but my waistline? Not so much. That’s why I’ve been hard at work on cute Easter appetizer ideas that are low on calories but big on taste. Previously, I shared this Easter bunny fruit arrangement. Now, here’s another Easter appetizer that’s healthy, quick, and easy: A bunny veggie platter.
This Easter appetizer is an adorable twist on a traditional veggie tray. It allows you to serve up a whole slew of vegetables without a lot of fuss. You could serve this tray by itself or with hummus or with some kind of dip for the veggies. Warning: Most dips will definitely up the calorie level.
Since this Easter appetizer is relatively easy, don’t be afraid to make it just for your own little family to snack on throughout the day. Hopefully just having some veggies around will encourage your picky little eater to digest one or two!
This Easter appetizer should work out to be cheaper than most store-bought veggie trays since you’re making it at home. When you purchase it at your grocery store you’re paying for convenience (ex. pre-sliced veggies).
Tip: Since the veggies in this Easter appetizer shouldn’t brown too easily, you could make your platter the day before and keep it in the fridge.
One head of cauliflower
One head of broccoli
One cherry tomato
One bag of baby carrots
Four celery stalks
1. Line a cutting board with parchment paper or you can use a rectangle shaped platter.
2. Cut 2 baby carrots in half vertically.
3. Break cauliflower and broccoli into pieces and remove stems.
4. Cut the celery into 3″ pieces.
5. Cut 2 pieces of celery into 3 horizontal slices each (so at the end you should have 6 horizontal slices).
6. Cut the cherry tomato in half vertically.
7. Arrange cauliflower, stem side down, in the shape of a bunny.
8. Place broccoli at the bottom of the bunny.
9. Surround the cauliflower bunny with celery sticks.
10. Surround the celery with carrot sticks.
11. Give the bunny a face by using half of a tomato for the nose, 2 broccoli pieces for eyes, and the 6 thin celery sticks (see step 5) for whiskers.
12. Serve and enjoy your Easter appetizer!
Tip: To make this Easter appetizer even more affordable, consider substituting some of the ingredients listed in the recipe for whatever veggies you have in your fridge!