10 Fun No-Cal and Lo-Cal Ideas for Your Easter Table

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for your Easter Table Gathering around the table with family and friends on this very special holiday doesn’t have to be a diet-buster. Here are 10 No-Cal and Lo-Cal ideas for you to indulge in at your Easter table.

1. Tomato Tulip Appetizers. Use 13 large cherry or small Roma tomatoes. You can stuff with any variety of soft cheese as well as egg, chicken or tuna salad. The stems are green onions. The original recipe, found on the Polish blog Biblia Smakow, used farmers or cottage cheese, a chopped cucumber, 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil, salt and pepper for the filling.

Tomato tulips


2. Easter Carrot Pots. Carrots ‘planted’ in hummus is a delightful way to eat your veggies! The recipe for the hummus is here, but already-prepared hummus will work just fine, too.

Easter carrot pot


3. Carrots in the carrot. Using carrot chips, this carrot can simply be planted on the table without the pots.

Easter carrot


4. Deviled Egg Chicks. Click here for recipe and instructions.

Deviled egg chicks

5. Bunny Face Plate. This one’s for the kids. The calorie count is zero when you’re not eating it yourself!

Easter for the kids

6. Peeps Centerpiece. Who would’ve thought candy could be no-cal?? Use pastel M&Ms as base, put smaller glass or candle holder in middle, and slide in bunny peeps.

Easter centerpiece


7. Egg Tapping Contest. Interesting dinner conversation is calorie free! How about suggesting an egg tapping contest to use up the colored eggs? Also known as egg-knocking. If, like me, you are hearing this for the first time, you can check out the very simple rules here.

Photo by Maida Owens. Courtesy of deepsouthmagazine.com
Photo by Maida Owens. Courtesy of deepsouthmagazine.com


8. Bunny folded napkins. So cute you won’t want to open them up to use! Click on picture for folding instructions.

Easter bunny napkin

9. Carrot Napkin. If your crowd is too big to make bunny napkins for, this simpler option from ourbestbites.com might be a better fit.

Carrot napkins


10. For Your Favorite Peeps. Are these Peeps versatile or what? Make this table favor by printing the saying on card stock, folding over a snack-bag containing four Peeps, and staple. About 100 calories if you eat them yourself. Calorie-free if you give them away – to your favorite Peeps!

Peeps Easter favor

 BONUS TIP: Right after Easter you can get all sorts of baskets for crazy low prices. Stock up to use as containers for some of the fantastic gift ideas we have coming up for you. Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, and Father’s Day are right around the corner!  -EL


*The cover table setting is from “$10 Easter Setting” at roundaboutshop.com


  1. You are a never-ending fountain of clever ideas, El! Love them! (Perhaps you can use some of them THIS Easter??? 😉

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