Easter is just around the corner !! Special occasions seem to go hand in hand with overindulgence, don’t they? Chocolate, hot cross buns, chocolate, huge family dinners and more chocolate! Don’t despair ! I have the best ideas from around the web to make your Easter a whole lot healthier. Enjoy.
Hot cross buns, hot cross buns……. ( you are singing along aren’t you?) Make your own hot cross buns this Easter and you avoid loads of sugar and additives. It’s really not that hard! Perfect for Easter Sunday brekky with some organic butter. Try these ‘Hot, Happy Buns’ from the clever Wendy at Vegie Smugglers.
You might also like this version from the amazing Teresa Cutter if you want something that is wheat free, gluten-free and paleo friendly!
Another cute idea for breakfast are these ‘chick eggs’ that I found on Pinterest. You can see how to make them here.
I know, I know, you are thinking “When is she getting to the chocolate?”
Okay, chocolate time is here. Yes, I realize that Facebook is going viral with news that chocolate is good for you and you can lose weight eating chocolate. I am pretty sure they mean two squares of good quality dark chocolate per day, not a bucket of Smarties! Personally, I would rather quality over quantity when it comes to chocolate. Choose the best quality, organic chocolate you can find, eat a small amount and enjoy it, guilt free!
What a cheeky organic chocolate bunny from Organic Times.
Now, if you need allergy friendly chocolate check out these from Sweet William. I also found this one by Sweet William at Coles supermarket.
This one from moo free might interest you too. It’s vegan and dairy free.
Now if you want to get really fancy, you can have a go at making your own chocolate, from scratch (and I’m not talking about melting some cooking chocolate into moulds here!).
You can get a raw chocolate kit from Loving Earth. Very cool.
You can try Quirky Cooking’s thermomix recipe for Almost Raw Chocolate.
Or you can try this nifty idea from Sarah Wilson. Easy egg treats: mix 5 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted) with 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder (more or less depending on taste) and 3 tablespoons of hazlenut meal and pour into Easter egg moulds (the kind that come as a tray of indented shapes), or mini cupcake patties (the ones used for making chocolates). Place in fridge for an hour.
Now, Easter doesn’t have to be all about loading the kids up with chocolate. You can put non-edible things in the Easter baskets too! For a bit of fun, you can print off these cute Easter activities.
If you have any other ideas for making Easter healthy, please leave a comment below! It would be lovely to get some more thoughts!
Whatever you do for Easter, have a lovely time with your family. Stay safe, happy and healthy!