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How to eat healthy for Easter - Bruschetta Appetizers

As Easter approaches and the promise of spring fills the air with its sweet music, it’s time to start brainstorming some healthy recipes for a gathering of friends and family. What better way to celebrate than with some vibrant and flavorful recipes for bruschetta! We are taking this traditional Italian appetizer and creating wonderful twists that will delight your loved ones. In the recipes that follow, we incorporate a few seasonal ingredients like juicy tomatoes and fresh fruit to capture the colorful beauty of this stunning time of year.

Most people have heard the phrase “spring cleaning,” but as spring breathes new life into the world, it’s not just an ideal time to clean house. It’s also a fantastic time to rejuvenate our food intake with nutrient-rich meals that provide essential vitamins and minerals. Like the rains that fall in April to bring flowers in May, reducing processed foods and opting for healthy ingredients cleanses our bodies and gives us benefits like more energy and less stomach problems. In that vein, the recipes we are sharing with you focus on optimizing your health and wellness.

Healthy eating is key, and bruschetta lends itself perfectly to wholesome ingredients. Consider using organic produce, and ingredients that are gluten-free and dairy-free to keep your gut happy and healthy. In fact, if you order our grain-free bread online, you will find it compliments these recipes perfectly. Thinly sliced and toasted to perfection, our bread delivers a rich base for bruschetta that will please anyone with dietary restrictions, or those who want to embrace a healthy lifestyle. 

Bruschetta: Whipped Ricotta, Honey, and Toasted Walnuts

Ingredients:

  • Plantiful Kitchen Sesame or Everything Bread
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese (plant-based, such as Kite Hill)
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • Drizzel of Honey
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts

Directions:

  1. Slice your loaf of bread thinly. Toast your bread until crispy (an air fryer is helpful for faster cooking time).
  2. Add ricotta cheese and almond milk to a food processor. Combine until the mixture becomes smooth and fluffy.
  3. Toast your walnuts: preheat oven to 350° F. Roast walnuts for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Combine the ricotta cheese mixture with the honey and toasted walnuts. Spread on top of prepared bread and enjoy!

Bruschetta: Greek Salad

Ingredients:

  • Plantiful Kitchen Bread  Sesame or Everything Bread
  • 2.5 oz of Feta (Trader Joe's has a delicious plant based Feta cheese or use regular if you prefer)
  • 1/2 English Cucumber
  • 1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 TBSP Olives
  • 2 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Slice your loaf of bread thinly. Toast your bread until crispy (an air fryer is helpful for faster cooking time).
  2. Dice the cucumbers, tomatoes, and olives. Combine with the crumbled feta, olive oil, oregano, and salt to taste.
  3. Spread on top of prepared bread and enjoy!

 Bruschetta: Whipped Cinnamon Maca Butter with Berries

Ingredients:

  • Plantiful Kitchen Bread Sesame or Cinnamon Loaf
  • 1/4 cup Jem's Cinnamon Maca Almond Butter (you can also use a chocolate Hazelnut Spread)
  • 3oz Labneh (we used Cocojune)
  • Fresh berries of your choosing

Directions:

  1. Slice your loaf of bread thinly. Toast your bread until crispy (an air fryer is helpful for faster cooking time).
  2. Add the nut butter and labneh to a food processor. Combine until the mixture is creamy and fluffy.
  3. Chop your berries. 
  4. Spread the whipped nut butter on top of prepared bread and top with the fresh berries. Enjoy!