Let’s face it; Easter is the holiday for sugar. We can’t set foot into a supermarket without passing the aisles full of chocolate bunnies, eggs and hot cross buns. In fact, we’ve had to ignore these shelves since just days after Christmas!
If you have been trying to eat healthier, reduce or give up sugar or if you have seen That Sugar Film, then you are probably cringing at the thought of all the chocolate and sugary treats that will surely be on offer over Easter.
Personally, I have never really been into the Easter egg part of Easter. When I was a kid I would often still have an Easter egg collection in September. These days, I rarely eat chocolate. A sugar free Easter will probably be very easy for me. Would it be easy for you?
Whether you are religious or not, Easter will mean something to you. Maybe it is the best time of year for you to go camping, or possibly you are just counting down the days for a four day long weekend. What does Easter mean to you? For me, it is definitely about family, food and enjoying the outdoors! Easter brunch in the park with the family, with lots of food and conversation.
So, when did Easter become all about chocolate? I have a huge issue with the commercialism of significant holidays. Why don’t we take Easter back and begin some of our own traditions? Traditions that don’t involve sugar!
So how can you make this Easter sugar free? Here are some ideas to replace Easter eggs with Easter gifts, healthy treats and fun. There is something here for all ages.
Presents and activities for kids
- A soft, cuddly Easter bunny toy
- An egg painting kit
- Instead of an egg hunt, set up a treasure hunt
- Easter craft, think Easter bonnets, baskets etc
- A gorgeous egg cup and warmer like the one here that I am gifting my 2 year old neice
- An itunes card
- A movie voucher
- Magazines or DVD’s as gifts – these should keep them occupied over the holidays too!
- Make healthy cacao bliss balls
- Make your own refined sugar free hot cross buns
- Make your own chocolate – even more fun when you get the kids involved
- Check out the delicious raw chocolate by Loving Earth and Pana Chocolate
Easter does not have to be expensive or sugar focussed. How will you celebrate a sugar free Easter? Do you think it’s possible?