Your complete guide to a healthy Easter
Easter is early this year!
One thing I have noticed you all chatting about is how overwhelming all the chocolate is at Easter time. Well-meaning friends and family love to spoil our kids and it can all get a little crazy. It’s worthwhile establishing some boundaries around this if you feel uncomfortable. One of our gorgeous mums made a cute graphic saying ‘thank you but no gifts for Easter’ and shared it amongst her family and friends. Great idea!
There is also a huge amount of horrible chocolate out there – full of nasty additives, palm oil and fillers and produced in an unethical way. My thoughts are always quality over quantity! Get some really good, quality chocolate and just have a little amount. The same goes for hot cross buns – make them yourself with high quality ingredients and you will be less inclined to eat dozens of yucky supermarket ones.
Here are my top picks for Easter this year…..
♥ Healthier Chocolate
If you are after healthier or allergy friendly Easter Eggs and chocolate, check out the range at Biome.
I always recommend you look out for chocolate that is fair trade and free of palm oil. Unfortunately, chocolate production comes with issues such as deforestation, environmental pollution, child slave labour and unethical payment of workers. It pays to know where your chocolate is coming from and how it is produced.
♥ Cute Ideas for Easter Baskets
♥ I love the chocolate gingerbread bunny biscuits from Gingerbread Folk. They are individually wrapped so perfect for the Easter Egg Hunt too.
♥ Add in a cute bunny toothbrush to help get rid of all that sugar off the teeth! Find them here.
♥ I always used to include a book at Easter time when my kids were small! Check out the beautiful selection of Easter themed books here.
Homemade Chocolate, Buns and Bums.
♥ Special Easter Baking Pack. Cyndi at Changing Habits has put together an Easter baking pack filled with organic, whole foods that you can use to create your own healthy Easter Treats. She has also thrown in some freebies!! Woohoo. Check it out here.
♥ The BEST healthy hot cross bun recipes to suit any diet can be found here.
♥ Dairy Free Chocolate Cream Easter Eggs from Lisa at Happy Tummies.
♥ Paleo Creme Eggs from Hold the Grain.
♥ Bunny Butt Pancakes from Edible Life in YYC. Use a healthy pancake recipe like one of these.
♥ Sugar Free Easter Chocolates from Becomingness.
I would love to know what ideas and recipes you have lined up for a healthy Easter! Share with us!