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Enjoy Quality Time With Your Family This Easter With Spring-Inspired Meals

Enjoy Quality Time With Your Family This Easter With Spring-Inspired Meals

It’s hard not to feel hopeful in spring as snow gives way to green lawns, daffodils poke their heads through the earth, and the sun warms our faces. What better time to celebrate with family enjoying spring-inspired meals perfect for Easter gatherings?
It’s hard not to feel hopeful in spring as snow gives way to green lawns, daffodils poke their heads through the earth, and the sun warms our faces. What better time to celebrate with family enjoying spring-inspired meals perfect for Easter gatherings?

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring marks the arrival of some of the most anticipated veggies of the year. This is the time to visit your local farmer's markets to enjoy seasonal veggies that are only available for a short period just in time for Easter!

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Search up some Easter hashtags if you’re looking for ideas for your Easter dinner or brunch to find out what the rest of Canada is cooking up this spring.

Enjoy a Homecooked Dinner With Fresh Spring Veggies

Fresh spring veggies add colour and flavour to your Easter meal, including the classic spring veggie, asparagus. These bright green spears can be used as a side dish, tossed in salads, wrapped in crepes or added to omelettes and quiches for Easter brunch. Lovely and sweet, snap peas are excellent with fresh mint and also brighten up soups and salads. Radishes and radish greens as well as fresh baby spinach add a lovely burst of colour to salads, while spinach is also excellent in your brunch quiches. Fresh artichokes might seem intimidating, but can be easily mastered with the right recipe. They are best steamed or blanched and can be dipped in sauces like Hollandaise to bring out the flavour of their tender leaves. Let’s not forget everyone’s favourite appetizers such as warm artichoke and spinach dip. Last – but never least! – the tartness of lovely rhubarb, a veggie that has found its way into our favourite spring desserts, is also making a comeback as an excellent side dish when roasted.

Canada's Top Seasonal Produce Recipes Based on Total Online Searches and YouTube Searches

Top Spring Recipes Online searches
Shrimp Tacos 12,300
Spinach Artichoke Dip 4400
Spinach pie 1,020
Baked cinnamon apples 590
Vegan spinach artichoke dip 400
Chicken Poke Bowl 400
Spicy Cucumber Salad 400
Hot spinach and artichoke dip 390
Easy Shrimp Tacos 320
Old-fashioned apple crisp 320
Strawberry Overnight Oats 260
Lemon Thyme Chicken 220
Butter Leaf Lettuce 210
Spinach mushroom lasagna 210
Garlic Parmesan Asparagus 170
Lemony Asparagus Risotto 170
Grilled Salmon Salad 140
Cucumber and dill salad 110
Lemon Basil Salmon 110
Strawberry Kale Salad 110
Tomatoes stuffed with rice 110

Canada's Top Seasonal Produce Based on Total Online Searches and YouTube Searches

Canada's Favourite Spring Produce Online searches
Strawberries 33,180
Cherries 33,120
Kale 27,700
Mint 27,700
Asparagus 27,350
Arugula 27,110
Artichokes 27,110
Fiddleheads 22,240
Rhubarb 22,500
Spinach 18,190
Carrots 18,150
Lettuce 15,250
Radishes 14,810
Green Onions 14,600
Morel Mushrooms 9,990
Fava Beans 9,960
Peas 6,670
Nettles 6,660

Home-Cooked Easter Brunch That’ll Bring Your Family Closer

Brunch is an Easter classic. Bring your family closer by sharing some traditional Easter brunch dishes that are fun to make and delicious to eat. Home-cooked Easter brunch includes a long list of family favourites from French Toast for the kids to Smoked Salmon Brunch Tart for mom and dad and from Maple-Glazed Ham Steak Sweet Potato Hash as a real crowd pleaser to stacks of Sugar Shack Walnut Pancakes. You can also fancy things up a little with elegant, scrumptious Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes topped with Easter-appropriate deep purple blueberry maple syrup. And no Easter brunch would be complete without a platter piled high with bacon.

Canada's Crowd-Pleasing Easter Brunch Recipes Based on Total Online Searches and YouTube Searches

Canada's Favourite Spring Produce Online searches
Hot Cross Buns 8,900
Croque Madame 8,300
Quiche Lorraine 8,190
Vegan Pancakes 6,700
Corned Beef Hash 5,470
French Toast Casserole 4,400
French Toast Bake 3,600
Cream Of Asparagus Soup 2,410
Strawberry Muffins 2,400
Easter Bread 1,910
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes 1,600
Pineapple Glazed Ham 1,600
Spanish Tortilla 1,340
Vegan banana pancakes 1,310
Blueberry Buckle 880
Curry Chicken Salad 720
Lemon Zucchini Bread 590
Breakfast Strata 480
Air Fryer Donuts 390
Frittata with Asparagus 390
Green Shakshuka 320
Glazed Spiral Ham 220

Easter Bunny and Easter Chocolate - Your Kid’s Best Friends

Kids can’t wait to find the chocolate the Easter Bunny has left behind. However, the Easter Bunny isn’t the only one sending out chocolate love at this time of year! Our HelloFresh chefs are cooking up some sweet treats of their own. Since you’ll be busy in the kitchen preparing the Easter meals, why not let our chefs take on some of the workload? Keep the kids happy with our popular Chocolatey Chunk or Full-of-Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough. The kids can help, as the dough is ready to bake. Have them scoop the dough onto cookie trays and you can pop them in the oven for the perfect Easter treat ready in 10 minutes. You can also add a little sweet chocolate to the brunch table with our almost guilt-free sweet and savoury zucchini bread. This recipe is sure to get the kids eating their veggies with the main ingredient zucchini keeping this cake moist. Cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate provide a double dose of chocolatey goodness so the kids will never know this treat is actually packed with healthy veggies.

Nothing Says ‘Spring’ Better Than Easter Colours

Easter colours are soft and pretty allowing pastels to get their day in the sun. Lovely greens, yellows, purples and pinks in muted tones can be added to your Easter table with hand-dyed Easter eggs. A lovely vase of fresh-cut spring flowers like hyacinths and daffodils is the ultimate Easter combination of purple and yellow. Of course, lilies are a big hit during the Easter season which can be made more vibrant with a twist of rich purple or yellow satin bows. Whimsical décor perfect for kids such as bright yellow baby chicks, or pretty white lambs with little pastel coloured bows also add splashes of colour to your Easter decorations.

To make things easier, why not order a complete meal kit for mouthwatering Easter dinner, brunch, and chocolatey treats delivered straight to your door?

About the Data:
The survey data is from a survey conducted by HelloFresh among Canadians and from the Google search volumes, Instagram hashtag followers, and YouTube searches.
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