Fancy a healthy Easter egg? Erm, excuse me? Is there even such a thing?
Prepare yourselves folks – because despite the traditional Easter egg representing a diet-breaker in one easy sitting, you can enjoy confectionary on this happy day, without feeling like you’ve just devoured your entire years’ worth of calories.
Here are a few of our favourite, kinder to the waistline, eggs for Easter. Enjoy!
A little bit spendy at £15, this egg is currently looking like one of the lowest sugar-content eggs on the market, with just 4.8g per 100g of chocolate. This is mainly due to its 100% cocoa solid content. With raisins, almonds and hazelnuts, you can almost get away with calling it healthy!
Ranging from £2-5, the Plamil bars and Easter eggs are the first certified organic and vegan chocolate products, and this year there is a no sugar range for those who are feeling like behaving really well this Easter. Try the white chocolate egg, with Madagascan vanilla, made with rice milk rather than dairy.
An absolute snip at £1, this no sugar egg from Holland & Barret is great for diabetes sufferers – and of course those looking for a low sugar alternative for their Easter bingeing!
Montezuma makes delicious chocolate and their egg is one for the eco-conscious as well as the health conscious. With environmentally friendly, eco-egg packaging that is only made from two sections of biodegradable paper, this egg is another low sugar option with 7g sugar per 30g portion (25g per 100g) and 74% cocoa solids. This one will set you back £8.99.
These beautiful eggs, created by artists in Kashmir, not only look gorgeous, but taste divine as well. They contain truffles, which are vegan, dairy, gluten and soya-free.
The papier mache eggs are also too lovely to throw away, so this is another great eco choice, as well as a healthier one.
These are the priciest on our list, but they are simply divine. Eggs are from £20-40.
Half-price eggs were in Waitrose on Tuesday evening. Not sure if they've taken them off the shelves yet. Seems like a waste if so.
most disappointed to find that three days after Easter the shelves have been cleared and there are no discounted eggs. Although I think my waistline will thank me.
I eat healthy most of the year round, and have given up sugar for lent, so there was no way I was going to eat a healthy Easter egg! Saying that, I am currently noshing a Green and Black's 70% organic one, so not too sinful really....
I am another who hates all the packaging of eggs. In fact, I didn't buy any this year at all but gave money to my chlldren instead.
I'd certainly be waiting until after Easter for some of these to see if they are discounted! The packaging is a horrible waste which is why I've generally stopped buying easter eggs. Sorry...
£40 for an easter egg????????? Insanity