Easter is always a time of great joy—and sweets! It is a day of temptation when it comes to our diet. It can be a day of binging on chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks!
So, how does one deal with this tsunami of sugar? Moderation, that’s how. And avoiding all of the aspects of treats.
Like Halloween, Easter can be a sugar nightmare unless you take a measured approach to how much or how many your celebrants can munch on. Try a few of these ideas to help minimize the effects of the sugar, even if you can’t cut it out completely;
- Start with a balanced breakfast or lunch before the egg hunt or celebration. Protein (eggs, meats), natural sugars (fruits) and “good” carbs (whole grain breads) will help balance the refined sugars in candy.
- Practice moderation. As with Halloween, limit how much from their haul of goodies they can have.
- Flush it out. Make sure lots of fresh, clean water is available to keep your family hydrated during the festivities.
- Offer smaller portions, like a loot bag instead of a free-choice basket.
- Just don’t give out candy. Yeah, we know that’s hard, but you can substitute things like homemade treats, carrots and things like hard-cooked eggs (really!).
- And consider those in your group who are dealing with diabetes.
If your Easter celebrants do come down with an upset stomach or a reaction to the sugars or dies and ingredients, give us a call. We can advise you how to treat that malady. And we are here should things get really serious.
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