The Easter Bunny is on his way, and the pressure to fill your house with truckloads of chocolate is being reinforced with every trip to the shop. But what if this year you could lighten the load and create treats that are fun to make, and fun to eat? Here are a few healthy Easter treats without the sugar overload that both you and the kids will enjoy.
Sugar Free Hot Crossed Buns
Imagine a hot crossed bun that is healthy and still looks and tastes like a hot crossed bun. Well, you are in luck because we have found a recipe for a sugar free hot cross bun that will knock your socks off. I’m sure this means you can smother it in more butter. Delicious!
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Okay, so it is a hard-boiled egg disguised as an Easter egg. Big deal. But it is a fun way for your kids to eat a healthy Easter breakfast filled with colour and goodness. They are natural, so they are void of any harmful dyes. These ones use natural dye from beetroots, turmeric or onion skin.
Hummus Dip with Baby Carrots
These look too good to eat. A combination of beans, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, garlic and salt with baby carrots to scoop it up with. This is a healthier option to the shop purchased hummus and the kids will love the presentation. Be sure to mention to them that it is everything the Easter bunny eats.
Easter Bunny Apple Fruit Snack
Fruit may seem boring, yet these Easter Bunny Apple Fruit Snacks look anything but boring. Cut an apple in half and shape the ears with the remaining half. Use toothpicks to secure the ears, and decorate the face with whatever ingredients you have handy in the kitchen. It is both healthy and looks great.
Marshmallow Easter Bunnies
So marshmallows aren’t the healthiest of treats but you can’t go past these classy Marshmallow Easter Bunnies. The Easter bunny heads need only white and pink marshmallows, dark chocolate chips or cake decorators for the nose and eye, and small stick and a pretty ribbon to tie it off. Just beautiful!
Coconut cottontails are a simple and quick way to create a good looking and easy to eat treat. Blend almonds, cashews, shredded coconut, medjool dates, water and coconut oil, roll into a rabbit tail sized ball and cover in shredded coconut. Just like that, a cottontail is born.
Sugar Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
This Sugar Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Egg recipe combines natural Peanut Butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract and liquid stevia for the filling and sugar free chocolate chips with coconut oil for the chocolate shell. Not only do these look good, they taste good, and are bound to make any kid happy on Easter.
These recipes are simple with minimal ingredients to provide some healthy options to enjoy Easter a little lighter this year.
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