Low Carb Easter Ideas

April 17, 2014

This post is sponsored by Mama Francesca but all opinions are completely my own.  Like, for instance, in my opinion, I could eat this cheese underwater while I was running away from Martian bandits. Cheese has no circumstantial limitations.

If you celebrate Easter, you know that it can be one of the most delightful holidays. All the hippity hoppity. The pastels. The cute kids body slamming themselves to find eggs they have no intention of eating. The photo above is of Harry when he was three. Back then, he didn’t really know what was going on so he would stop long enough to take a photo. This year he plans to run around the yard like a crazy person and has asked the Easter Bunny for a full-sized-man basketball goal.

But sadly, Easter also means lots and lots of chocolate bunnies and chickens and eggs, oh my. Actually this is only a sad thing if you’re off sugar. As I am.

And thankfully, I’m once again thankful that this Mama Francesca campaign came in right before Easter, because the Parmesan cheese…It is saving my life-without-sugar mood. It makes everything, and I mean pretty much everything, better. So let’s talk about treats you can make yourself for Easter when everyone else is eating sugar-coated glazed sugar.
With a little looking, I found there are a lot of options this time of year. Spring vegetables are exploding right now…at least in Austin they are. And if you’re living some place that it is snowing today A) I’m sorry. That’s unfortunate and B) Go to the grocery store. Spring exists. So let’s start with the king of all vegetables, shall we?

Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts. From Fervent Foodie. This recipe is so freaking good, it might as well be sugar cookies. And all you need is:

Brussels Sprouts

Olive Oil

Salt + Pepper


Parmesan Cheese


Next. Baked Tomatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Herbs. White on Rice Couple does it again. I swear, I’m going to move in with them. For this tasty thing, all  you need is:


Fresh Thyme

Salt + Pepper

Parmesan Cheese


Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese. From Steamy Kitchen. Good Lord. This might be my favorite. And it’s super easy. All you need is love…and these ingredients:


Olive Oil


Salt + Pepper

Parmesan Cheese

And so while some will be hanging with their Peeps, I will most likely eat these three things all day if left unchaperoned. This is possibly what I’ll be doing all day on Easter this year. Well that and throwing basketball into a grown-man basketball goal.

This is the second of two sponsored posts I’m doing with Mama Francesca, but I’m digging all the flavors (I didn’t know this was a even thing until recently) so these products will probably pop up here again with regularity because I’m now a fan. I could eat it on the moon. The blood moon. Which is possibly made of Parmesan & Red Pepper Cheese.

Mama Francesca is a premium grated cheese product available in a variety of flavors, and list a few of the types of cheeses: Pungente (Parmesan & Garlic), Aromatico (Parmesan, Basil & Oregano), Fiero (Parmesan & Red Pepper), Audace (Parmesan & Romano), Perfetto (Classic Parmesan). Their latest, Terzetto is launching in Wal-Mart on April 21. And I’m really looking forward to that.

This is not a low-carb Easter idea. This is not a low-carb anything. But it is possibly the first thing I’ll be eating when I’m no longer eating low carb.


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1 Comment

  • Reply Barchbo April 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

    You read my kitchen! Since I too am off sugar (translation: I don’t like sugar. Unless it occurs naturally in wine) we make variations of these a lot. Those parm sprouts? My 19 month old eats those like they are baby Snickers. And we love baked toms. Can’t wait to try the asparagus with fried egg – that sounds totally yum!

    Oh, when Harry was but 3. He’s still totally adorable with the biggest brown eyes in the whole world.

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