It’s an early Easter this year! Are you ready?
This pagan celebration has somehow turned into a chocolate orgy! I also think it’s outrageous that hot cross buns appear on Boxing Day. More and more catalogues and shops are suggesting that Easter is another Christmas and we should buy gifts as well as copious amounts of chemical-laden chocolate. It is easy for kids to get caught up the hype.
Okay, so how do you participate in Easter, enjoy some chocolate and not be a party-pooper? Well, it’s easy. Just go back to basics – home made is best or choose your products wisely. Create family traditions based around making treats together on the Easter weekend. We ask family and friends to not buy chocolate for our kids. We all just get one small portion of chocolate each. That is really enough and we all enjoy it!
Here are some more healthy ideas and alternatives for you.
Easter Bunny cupcakes from Including Cake! A healthier version of vanilla cupcakes with lemon frosting.
Cute egg bunny from Lifetime Moms.
Spelt Hot Cross Buns from Tash at A guy, a girl, fur kids and food.
It’s all in the packaging! Cuteness from A Lemon Squeezy Home.
Upcycled packaging from British Cream Tea. Perfect for your home-made treats.
We found Green and Black’s Organic Easter Eggs in Woolworths! They are quite large though! Maybe share?
Take a look at their website for more information.
A cute way to serve Easter snacks from Ebony at Neat 2 Eat.
Bunny Crackers from Kaboose .
Gluten-free, grain-free, yeast-free hot cross buns from the talented Tania at Tania’s Pantry.
An easter-egg fitness treasure hunt from Super Healthy Kids!
MooFree Easter Eggs are organic, vegan and dairy-free. Get them from Allergy Friendly Foods.
Fruit Bunny Snack from The Prime Pursuit.
Lemon Poppy Seed Bunnies from Elana’s Pantry. Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan.
Gorgeous hand-made bunnies from Vicki Lorraine are a cute addition to an Easter basket.
Pink Bunny Egg from Parents.com. I suggest using beetroot to colour!
You might also like to read last year’s guide to a Happy, Healthy Easter. There are some awesome ideas there too.
I will be back on Friday with some super-healthy chocolate recipes and a giveaway so you can make your own chocolate treats.
Whatever you do for Easter, enjoy the lovely time spent with family and friends!