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Indulge this Easter but stay guilt-free with 5 swaps for healthier choices.

5 Ways to Have an Extra Healthy Easter 2024 (Yes Eggs are on the list!)

As Easter approaches, the temptation of chocolate eggs, hot-cross buns, and indulgent feasts can challenge our commitment to healthy living. However, with a few simple swaps and mindful choices, you can enjoy a healthier Easter without sacrificing the fun of the season.

Here are five easy ideas to help you have a healthier Easter celebration:

1. Indulge in Dark Chocolate

Easter is synonymous with chocolate treats, but that doesn’t mean you have to overload on sugar-laden confections. Opt for dark chocolate instead, which is richer in antioxidants and lower in sugar.

Dark chocolate, with a high cocoa content (70% or higher), offers a satisfyingly intense flavour without the excessive sweetness. 

Dark chocolate easter eggs with googly eyes
Swap dark chocolate for milk chocolate Easter eggs

Next time you’re craving an Easter Egg fix, reach for a dark chocolate egg instead of milk chocolate. Not only will you satisfy your sweet tooth, but you’ll also reap the health benefits of its antioxidants.

2. Spice Up Your Cooking

Instead of relying on sugary treats like hot cross buns, experiment with incorporating cinnamon and other spices into your cooking. 

Cinnamon, in particular, is known for its ability to help balance blood sugar levels, making it a valuable addition to Easter recipes.

Sprinkle cinnamon on your morning oats or add it to savory dishes like roasted vegetables for a flavorful and healthful twist.

Sprinkle cinnamon on granola for natural sweetness

If you’re feeling adventurous this Easter try making homemade cinnamon-spiced granola as a delicious alternative to store-bought Easter treats. You’ll enjoy the warmth of the spices without the added sugars.

3. Start Your Day Right with Eggs

Kickstart your Easter celebrations with a nutritious breakfast featuring eggs.

Starting your day with a balanced meal sets a positive tone and helps you make healthier choices throughout the day, especially when faced with tempting Easter treats later on.

Whether you prefer scrambled, poached, or boiled, eggs are a versatile and satisfying option packed with protein and essential nutrients.

A fried egg in a small frying pan
Tuck into eggs for breakfast for a healthy start this Easter

Host a family brunch and serve up a variety of egg dishes alongside colourful fruit platters and Greek yogurt with crunchy nuts. It’s a delicious way to start the day on a nutritious note.

4. Get Moving with an Easter Egg Hunt

Make Easter egg hunting a fun and active tradition for the whole family. Instead of simply hiding and seeking chocolate eggs, turn it into a scavenger hunt that gets everyone moving. 

Explore your local park or garden, revelling in the beauty of springtime while searching for hidden treasures. 

Organise an Easter egg hunt in your back garden or nearby green space, complete with clues and challenges that encourage physical activity. It’s a delightful way to bond with loved ones while staying active and energised.

5. Be Prepared with Healthy Snacks

To avoid succumbing to Easter temptations, stock up on healthier snack options before the Bank Holiday weekend starts.

Having nutritious alternatives readily available makes it easier to resist the allure of sugary treats. Whether you’re at home or out and about, having wholesome snacks on hand ensures you can satisfy cravings without derailing your health goals.

Prepped veg and snacks in a fridge
Prepare snacks before hand to beat overindulging at Easter

Pack a small container of sliced cucumbers, carrots, and bell peppers paired with a tangy balsamic vinegar dip for a refreshing snack that’s both satisfying and nutritious.

Images by Sebastian Staines, Nik, Fallon Michael, Wenping Wang and Ello at Unsplash.

The Takeaway

This Easter, you can celebrate the season with delicious food, joyful activities, and mindful choices that prioritise your health and well-being. 

By making simple swaps and embracing wholesome options, you can enjoy an egg-stra special and egg-stra healthy holiday with ease. 


I’d love to know which of these 5 ideas you’ll try.

Will you be eating dark chocolate for a healthier Easter?

Or maybe prepping veg and snacks will help you manage your sweet tooth and temptation.

Or maybe you have another tip up your sleeve. I’m all ears, so leave your comment below now. 

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