The guilt-free guide to enjoying Easter (part two)

It’s Easter, the time when the Easter bunny arrives and people of all ages look forward to treating themselves with sweet treats after giving up lots of things for Lent.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of these goodies are packed full of sugar, which can have a major impact on our health. (For more details check out, ‘Why reducing your sugar intake is important and practical advice for making it happen.’)

So, what’s the solution? As tempting as all of those sweet treats might be, you ideally need to give them a wide berth and treat yourself to food that’s not packed with empty calories or sugar.

Here are some examples of food alternatives you could put in your Easter basket this year:

  • Dried fruit
  • 70% or more dark chocolate (with low sugar content)
  • Carrot sticks
  • Nuts
  • Fresh fruit
  • Wholegrain crackers and pretzels
  • Fruit kebab skewers
  • Cheese
  • Popcorn
  • Hard boiled eggs

It’s also important to stay clear of fizzy drinks too, which may taste delicious, but are packed full of sugar.

There’s nothing more refreshing than fresh filtered or fruit-infused water. Or perhaps you might want to give herbal tea, such as green tea, a try? Not only is it widely reported to help with weight loss, as it increases metabolism, it helps regulate glucose levels and reduces bad cholesterol in the blood.

Got any questions or want to find out more about how you can steer clear of sugar this Easter? Email us on for more details and expert advice.