If you have family and friends with allergies, special diets or just not massive chocolate fans, finding an appropriate gift for the season can be difficult. So, shopping challenge accepted! I was delighted to discover some inspired options for healthy Easter eating.
I started thinking about the recipients of my gifts and I decided to add a little inspiration to make it much more fun, healthy and ethical too. Need I add that providing healthy eggs options to your Easter hunt will guarantee the kids wont be bouncing off the walls on a sugar high?
Although I love traditional Easter classics, Easter gifts can also have some elegant additions to elevate and customize the gift giving. I decided to make the gifts lighter on the sugar and add something personal to the gift. Some mini eggs with a bottle of champagne is still festive but a more ‘grown up’ gift for champagne lovers.
Low Sugar Inspiration
Whether your loved ones have a medical condition, are on a diet or just managing their sugar intake, Easter Eggs can be an issue. Some chocolate treats are more than 70 per cent sugar. Never fear, I headed to Healthy Life where I found some great options to still deliver that festive feel without the sugar load.
- Carob Kitchen Mini Easter Eggs
Carob Kitchen’s all-natural carob products are 100 per cent Australian owned and grown, and free from added sugars, dairy, caffeine and preservatives. Carob is also a great source of dietary fibre and is rich in calcium, iron, and Vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and D.
- Balance No Added Sugar Praline Eggs
Made from quality Belgian chocolate, Balance Easter eggs – available in white, milk and dark chocolate – are naturally sweetened with stevia instead of added sugar.
These sort of mini eggs are a great addition to a gift like a stunning china tea cup for the tea lovers in your life. Kmart have ceramic bunnies for a couple of dollars, perfect to pop some eggs, a gifts, wrap with some clear cellophane and a bow and voila!
Dairy Free Inspiration
There are some great dairy free and delicious options. Moo Free eggs have a range of flavours like orange and my favourite Bunnycomb!
- Moo Free Easter Eggs
Using rice milk instead of cow’s milk, Moo Free produces dairy-free, gluten-free, organic and vegan chocolate that tastes like milk chocolate. With the environment and community in mind, Moo Free also has ethical sourcing, packaging and recycling policies in place.
Why not vote with your dollars and support Aussie businesses that are going the extra mile to make great products without sacrificing the planet. Not only are the goodies delicious, they also have the great back-story on how Loving Earth is supporting national parks.
Loving Earth Boobook Eggs
Loving Earth makes certified organic, plant-based chocolate that is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and cane sugar-free. The Australian company has direct trade and environmental standards, including compostable wrapping. Fifty per cent of the profits from Boobook Eggs – cashew ‘mylk’ eggs filled with a soft caramel centre – will be donated to the Great Forest National Park campaign.
I have added a bit of girl gang glamour to some of my gifts by adding some of the stunning new range of nail colours from Aussie company Pinky Promise Polish. Bright and sparkling Easter colours that are fast drying, free of any harmful chemicals, vegan friendly, cruelty free and Australian made.
Do check out their delicious range of luxury colours at https://www.pinkypromisecosmetic.com/
So let your imagination run wild, think of what fun additions to your healthy and ethical Easter purchases will delight your friends and family.
Happy shopping and have a very happy, healthy Easter.
Healthy Life have 50 store locations around Australia and also a website where eggs can be purchased at www.healthylife.com.au