On fasting days, we tend to avoid foods that come from animal origin such as dairy, eggs, fish, chicken or red meat and focus on plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, seafood, nuts and cereals. Thus, the consumption of fiber and good fats increases while the consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol decreases.
After this long period of fasting and the partial or complete absence of animal foods, we can resettle them back smoothly.
What should we watch out for?
After the event ends, start by consuming small amounts of animal food so that the body doesn’t get shocked!
Tradition calls for a plate of soup called “the traditional magiritsa” as easter comes to an end. It is the first meal after fasting and should be light. It is good to accompany the soup with a slice of bread and seasonal salad, but do not overdo it if it’s late at night!
On Sunday morning it’s advised that we don’t miss out on our daily schedule!
Eating a nutritious breakfast is essential!
Easter Breakfast Ideas:
- A cup of milk with cereals and 1 fruit
- A slice of bun with an egg and 1 fruit
- A yogurt with nuts and 1 fruit
- A cup of milk with oats and cranberries
You better not forget your snacks!
- 1 fruit
- 1 cereal bar
- 1 small handful of nuts
At the festive table we avoid the constant snacking and try to fill our plate with a reasonable amount of food according to the “rule of the plate”.
We start filling our plate with
1/3 meat &
1/3 side dish!
Of course there will be desert!
Dinner should be light so that it doesn’t burden the stomach and digestion any further.
- 1 seasonal salad with nut and egg
- 1 yogurt with toast bread and a fruit
- 1 nut with low-fat cheese and tomato
- 1 fruit salad
After Easter event ends, we return to our healthy eating routine, with frequent meals during the day!