Healthy Easter Treats

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It’s an exciting time of year for parents when every kid is eagerly awaiting a visit from the Easter Bunny. In addition, family and friends will get together to enjoy a family Easter meal. It is difficult to turn down your kid’s requests for those sugary Easter treats. However, it is possible to offer healthy Easter treats with a little planning.

Healthy Easter Treats

6 Healthy and Fun Easter Treat Recipes.

Healthy Chocolate Easter Treats

Healthy Easter Treats

Firstly, buy or borrow some Easter themed molds. The obvious Easter types are Eggs, Bunnies, and Chicks. This is a basic recipe for a healthy, delicious chocolate substitute. Add a few drops of orange or peppermint to give a different taste.

Ingredients

1 cup raw cacao butter

12 Tablespoons raw cacao powder

½ cup agave syrup

½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Method

Place the cacao butter into a heatproof bowl and place over a simmering water-pan. Melt it slowly stirring all the time. Allow it to cool then add the cacao powder. Mix well. Add the agave, vanilla essence and mix again.

Pour into the molds and place into the freezer for about 30 minutes until set. Once they have been de-moulded keep chilled in the fridge.

Banana Popsicles

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2 medium banana

1/4 cup natural peanut butter

1/2 cup of plain  Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoon chocolate chips, semisweet

Peel the bananas and cut into chunks. Place these chunks in the food processor. Add the peanut butter, yogurt and vanilla extract. Blend until the ingredients are smooth and well combined.

Place the mixture into the popsicles mold. (If making for bunny Easter treats suggest you use the round type molds).

Tap the mold firmly to make sure that there are no air pockets.

Insert the sticks and freeze for 3-4 hours or until the mixture is solid.

Before serving add raisins for the bunny eyes and nose. Cut out bunny shaped ears from vanilla sponge or sliced thin horseradish and make a small slit into each side of the popsicle inserting the ears.

Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Naturally dyed Easter eggs.

Healthy Easter Treats

 

The kids will love to decorate hard boiled Easter eggs in preparation for Easter.

However, it really is better to use natural ingredients to dye the eggs than artificial chemicals. It takes a little effort but if you make a few jars of different colored natural dyes, then the eggs can soak overnight to create a good base color.

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Ideas for natural colored Dyes

Red: Cranberries

Yellow: Tumeric

Orange:  Paprika or Onion

Blue: Blueberries

Purple: Grape juice

Pink: Beets

Brown: Coffee or Tea

How to make your dye.

Remember that after dying the color of the eggs is naturally lighter than the dye liquid. It is best to use deep color hues.

Bring the dye matter in the water to the boil. Simmer covered for up to 60 minutes until they reach the desired color.

Cool to room temperature. Pass through a strainer.

For each cup of dye liquid, you should add a Tablespoon of Vinegar.

Add the hard-boiled eggs to the dye liquid and let it infuse overnight.

 

Bunny Pancakes

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Use your own special pancake recipe. Add a natural dye such as berry juice to one half of the batter.

Fill squirt bottles with your pancake mixture. Add raisins or berries for the eyes and nose.

Bunny Hummus pots

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These will look great decorating your Easter table. Fill little cups with hummus. Place these into mini clay pots. Place a few dipping carrots with parsley leaves into each pot of hummus.

Coconut Bunny Tails

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3 cups shredded coconut ( unsweetened)

6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

½ cup sweetener

2 Teaspoons Vanilla

Pinch of salt

Method

Carob Chips melted( For decoration)

Fine coconut shreds( For decoration)

Blend all the ingredients together on low blend.

Remove the mixture and gently knead into the bunny tails shape.

Sprinkle with the shredded coconut and drizzle over the melted carob.

Leave to firm up at normal temperature.

 

Try out these simple recipes on Easter Sunday. In particular, your kids will enjoy the treats and you will feel good having kept the sugar rush at bay!

 

 

 




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