When you first think about Easter, I’m sure jelly beans and neon colored peeps pop into your head. We’ve gone over why artificial dyes can be a hazard to your health, so today we’ll explore how to make a healthier (and equally delicious) holiday.
Revamp your Easter basket with these ideas of what to fill it with:
- Make Homemade Treats Instead: Like these vegan chocolate peanut butter bunnies or peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars or carrot cake energy balls
- Justin’s Organic Candy: Instead of Reese’s Eggs, why not try Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Using organic and sustainable products that they find locally, Justin’s organic candy is a great treat that is simple and nutritious.
- Laughing Giraffe: Unprocessed, free of additives, organic and gluten-free. The Laughing Giraffes granola or ‘snackaroons’ will be sure to bring healthy and happy smiles.
- Nibmor: This organic and vegan chocolate is free of refined sugar, dairy, gluten and GMO products. They even have organic drinking chocolate, which is a unique twist on your typical candy.
- Surf Sweets: Gluten-free and casein-free, these sweet treats are made with natural colors and flavors, organic fruit juice and sweeteners, and filled with vitamin C. Made without corn syrup, these are a great alternative to your typical candy.
- Non-Food Items: Fill your loved one’s Easter basket with a cool water bottle for the gym, a cute jump rope, a Frisbee or maybe even a gift certificate to their favorite clothing store or other store.
Building a healthy Easter brunch or dinner can seem daunting, but with these great recipes, you could build a star menu that’s delicious and also nutritious.
Hopefully we have equipped you with enough suggestions for your Easter day. From all of us at Healthfully Me – Have a healthy and happy Easter!