How to Have a Healthy Easter
Easter feels like a bit of a free hit for some of us, we wouldn't usually sit down and east vast
amounts of chocolate but for some reason we see no problem with doing this at
Easter! Whether we like it or not, certain times of the year and holidays come with some
unhealthy food traditions. Being healthy isn't about making yourself miserable, and like
everyone else you should embrace these seasonal urges. What is important however, is that
you aren't going over the top on sugary Easter eggs and all other manner of chocolate
products. If you follow my advice in this blog, then you can enjoy your Easter treats without
having to worry about the repercussions.
First Things First, Let's Talk Chocolate
Chocolate is the food we associate most with this time of year and indeed the food that we
get the most excited for. Chocolate is not inherently bad for you, it all depends on the type
of chocolate you are eating and, of course, the amount!
We all know that dark chocolate is a much healthier alternative to milk chocolate, but not
enough people choose to eat it over its milky alternative, and certainly not enough children!
flavanols which can naturally be found in organic dark chocolate, have been proven to have
a positive impact on lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow.
You can buy dark chocolate with some excellent flavours, such as pure peppermint oil,
ginger, almonds, chilli, goji berries and even probiotics. One of my favourites is a simple dark
chocolate with sea salt, which works surprisingly well! If you look in supermarkets and
chocolatiers you will be able to find a great range of dark chocolate eggs in a variety of
flavours. Whether it's for you, your partner or your kids, give dark chocolate Easter eggs a
try. But remember, although dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate, it should still
only be eaten in sensible amounts - a couple of pieces at a time.
Make Your Own Easter Treats
If you would like to make your own healthy dark chocolate treats this Easter then try one of
my recipes below:
These recipes don't use any added sugars or processed products but instead combine
natural ingredients like fruit, nuts and raw cacao powder to make a healthy snack which you
won't feel guilty about eating or giving to the kids. The reason I love to make my own snacks
is that that way I know exactly what's going in and don't have to worry about any hidden
ingredients! Also, by using these recipes as a base, you can add in your favourite nuts and
fruits to tailor your dark chocolate snacks to your taste!
Start the Day Right with Organic Eggs not Easter Eggs
Instead of waking up and tucking into an Easter egg, why not make a delicious breakfast for
you and your family this Easter Holiday? Eggs make a great breakfast; high in protein, they
make you feel fuller for longer, giving us plenty of energy. Eggs are very versatile allowing
you to create a different type of breakfast each time. My two favourite ways to eat eggs is by
making pancakes with a sweet or savoury topping - try my Buckwheat Pancake recipe and
my “green omelette”. (For sweeter pancakes, drizzle some organic maple syrup on top).
My 3 Easter Tips
Always choose dark chocolate over milk, and don’t overeat it.
Try making your own Easter treats.
Start your day with real eggs and leave the chocolate for later.
Enjoy a Nutritional Easter
I hope that you all have a lovely Easter and manage to find the time to make your own
personal Easter treats. If you do, then please let me know how you get on! If you have
enjoyed reading this blog, then head over to my Blog Page to read some more about making
healthy lifestyle choices. If you would like to have a chat about these healthy lifestyle
choices then book yourself in for a free 30 minute discovery call and we'll take it from there.