The (Healthy) Easter Round-up

and now rabbits give me nightmares...thanks internet, thanks A LOT

and now rabbits give me nightmares…thanks internet, thanks A LOT

In case you haven’t heard already, it’s Easter Sunday this weekend.

For some that means a religious festival celebrating Christ’s resurrection, for others it’s a pagan fertility rite, for most it’s simply an excuse to eat a lot of chocolate and blame the resulting nausea on the festivities.

Whatever your inclination, I’ve a few suggestions below on how you can make it a happy, healthy holiday with real food recipes and some crafty tips for DIY entertaining.

courtesy Canada Girl Eats Paleo (recipe link below)

courtesy Canada Girl Eats Paleo (recipe link below)

Easter Treats

An Aussie with Crohns has some delicious looking Hot Cross Buns (made from coconut flour) that are Paleo, GAPS and SCD friendly.

Mummy Made It makes her Hot Cross Buns with almond meal so check them out if nuts are okay in your diet.

The Detoxinista has Peanut Butter Eggs that are chanting my name. If you tolerate peanuts, they look like an easy, tasty, kid-friendly alternative to the standard sugar-laden junk.

If you can’t tolerate nut butter, Canada Girl Eats Paleo has a nut-butter-free egg made from dates and tahini.

I like the look of these Easter No Bake Cookie Nests from Living Healthy with Chocolate which (if you get an allergy-friendly brand of chocolate) are dairy and soy free.

And for something a bit less decadent, check out this Easter Smoothie & Kiwi Berries from the KetoDiet Blog.

Or try these beautiful Rainbow Devilled Eggs from Kitchen Vignettes.

make your own Easter bunnies with Spoonful! I would but Dog would have them torn apart in seconds.

make your own Easter bunnies with Spoonful! I would but Dog would have them torn apart in seconds.

Fun and Games

Easter isn’t all about the eating. If you’re getting creative with the kids here’s some great crafty suggestions on how to go as natural as possible:

Frontier Coop has plenty of info on how to use herbs and spices to dye your eggs naturally with suggestions on how to get ’em red, pink, yellow, lavender and more.

For even more options, Spoonful has compiled a list of easy Kids’ craft projects including adorable sock Easter bunnies, bunny chair covers and carrot trees (yes, these are a thing).

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