Health(ier) alternatives to Easter Eggs

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Tompeters

Health(ier) alternatives to Easter Eggs

We will buy the grandchildren easter eggs this year...you have to....and we'll no doubt share a crafty one between the two of us! But is there a healthier alternative that still looks topically festive and is a genuine treat? A raw carrot is very healthy but doesn't quite hit the spot for an eleven year old! Our g/c come just after Easter for a week but are expecting an 'Easter' with us. Any suggestions gratefully received :)

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SonyaK

alternatives to Easter Eggs

http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/article/easter-egg-taste-test.html

Not exactly alternatives to chocolate but look like fun!!

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Welshcookie

Healthy egg

Buy a goose egg. Blow it, then you can decorate it. Much better, buy three then you can all decorate one each.

And each egg can be used to make something. Quiche, cake, whatever you will.

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Tompeters

Health(ier) alternatives to Easter Eggs

Thanks, Sonya, they look like fun! As you say, not exactly what the Dr ordered, maybe.... ;) I wonder what parents do for diabetic children?

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JAMES

Eggs.


" I wonder what parents do for diabetic children? "


They probably buy a diabetic chocolate egg...............

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Gerry

choc Easter eggs

My late MiL, decades ago, would buy dark chocolate eggs, made I think by Lindt. I don't think anyone got hooked on chocolate that's really dark.

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SonyaK

Easter Eggs


"
" I wonder what parents do for diabetic children? "


They probably buy a diabetic chocolate egg..............."


Diabetic' chocolate
'Diabetic' Easter eggs are not recommended. They are expensive and unnecessary. Diabetic chocolate contains fructose, sorbitol or a similar sweetener which can have a laxative effect. Diabetic chocolate is also just as high in fat and calories as ordinary chocolate, and can still raise blood glucose levels.

From the Diabetes UK website!!

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JAMES

Eggs

Does not mean people don't buy then Sonya! Otherwise shops would not stock them!

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Thistledo

Ezster Egg alternative

Please don't buy diabetic chocolate. Not a good idea and a massive con. The sweetener they use is toxic.

Could you shape a an unsweetened pastry case into an egg shape, using some sort of mold, halve it and fill with other goodies - doesn't have to be edible. Put the top back on and then you could decorate it with little pastry cut-outs. Hey presto!

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JAMES

Eggs.


"Please don't buy diabetic chocolate. Not a good idea and a massive con. The sweetener they use is toxic.
"

It's not something I'd buy personally, for anyone, but "toxic". Last time I looked the sale of "toxic" food was not permitted in the UK.................

It's also not a "massive con". A con is when you pay for something and do not get it. Paying a plumber £200 in advance to do some work and then you never see him again, that is a "con".

Buying something that you consider expensive, but the price is clearly known to you before you buy it, is not, a "con"
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Tompeters

Health(ier) alternatives to Easter Eggs

Thanks, Sonya and T'do. T'do that idea is good...and I can make some frozen - prob yog - in my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. The do get a lot of rubbish at home, but it's nice to introduce them to slightly less damaging foods when they are with us.

James, surely 'con' is short for 'confidence'? Doesn't have to be just money, but could be quality? e.g. a horsemeat burger is a 'con' even if it is one of the cheapest economy types if the pack said 'beef'? Anyway, I'm grateful to T'do for her input and I rather suspect she's right especially taken in the light of Sonya's link to the Diabetes UK website. Thanks, folk. I'll get my thinking cap on and have a tinker.

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JAMES

"Con".

No, its from the latin word "Contra" which means contrary to the expected result. (this is prob the first time my doing latin at school has been useful!)

So, just because something is expensive when the price is in front of you before you choose to buy it is not a "con". It's might be expensive, but you have the choice to buy or not to.

Burgers that should be beef but contain horsemeat would be a "con"
in that you were not told about this up front.

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Tompeters

Health(ier) alternatives to Easter Eggs


" No, its from the latin word "Contra" which means contrary to the expected result. (this is prob the first time my doing latin at school has been useful!)

Burgers that should be beef but contain horsemeat would be a "con" in that you were not told about this up front."


Indeed, and I also did Latin at school. What T'do is saying (as is the Diabetes UK website) is that these 'diabetic' chocolate products are bad for you. So you buy them in good faith, having confidence in the brand and the retailer, while in fact there is a strong body of opinion that they are bad for diabetics. Surely that makes them a 'con'? It does in my book, anyway, and I am indebted to Sonya and T'do for drawing it to my attention.

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JAMES

Eggs.

Well, as usual, Lemain, we shall have to disagree.

Chips are not good for you either, does that make them a con? Of course not.

One diabetic chocolate easter egg once a year will cause no harm, it will prob taste filthy but that is another issue.

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SonyaK

Easter Eggs

A small amount of ordinary chocolate will also do no harm and be a lot cheaper!

 
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