Friday, 4 April 2014

Easter!

With school out for the holidays, I'm finally turning my attention to Easter! 


There seem to be more opportunities than ever this year to find free from treats for our children, finally manufacturers are catching on!

Here is a selection of suggestions from our Facebook Support Group. The Lindt dark bunnies have soya lecithin in (the highly purified oil, not ok for everyone but many tolerate it) but are otherwise soya, dairy and gluten free. This is pretty much true of all the other treats pictured below, most are available from supermarkets or high street stores like Holland and Barrett.



Personally, my vote would go for the Choices "Celtic" egg which is 60% cocoa solids, and unlike many others has few additives. This is the one my youngest two have for Easter! Holland and Barrett have a fabulous selection of treats here.


Although time is running out one of the best online supplier for children's Easter treats is "Free From For Kids" which has a lovely selection of pre-wrapped gifts and treats.




My children are getting something slightly different this year though - real bunnies!!! We are adopting some rabbits that a friend is unable to care for since she has arthritis. I have to say, that whilst it is important that our children don't feel they miss out due to allergies and health conditions, I am acutely aware that a restricted diet is often too high in simple sugars and usually attempt to find non-food alternatives anyway. I often buy little craft gifts, or inexpensive (small) Easter toys instead of chocolate -for my non-allergic children as well. This year it seems I have managed to come up trumps, you can't beat real life rabbits!



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13 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a fantastic easter gift (as long as you are ready to care for a new pet)! I think you definitely can't beat that gift.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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  2. Good luck with your new pet! Bunnies are super cute, my sister in law had a few of them x

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  3. How exciting, bunnies will make fab pets. I hope you have lots of fun x

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  4. Real bunnies! Lucky children :)

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  5. How exciting for your children to be getting rabbits for Easter! Thanks for sharing ideas for shop-bought Easter eggs. I have just posted a really easy free from truffle recipe. I will put it on your Google sharing page (do I even make sense?). Mel

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  6. Ahhh real bunnies! What an amazing Easter gift!

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  7. Some great ideas and how exciting getting some proper rabbits! I have seen quite a few chocolate free Easter Eggs reviewed this year so it looks like there is plenty to keep everyone happy!

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  8. Arrrr real bunnies :-) I'm sure they'll be over the moon with them. It's about time there was more choice for free from foods especially around Easter when the shops are adorned with chocolate x

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  9. Enjoy the bunnies! We recently got a kitten and my kids love him. Although are disappointed when he doesn't always want cuddles and can't build lego...

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  10. Good easter gift just put my baskets together .x

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  11. Great round up of Easter gifts ;) I'm a big fan of chocolate eggs!

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  12. We don't do chocolate gifts, although I think I wouldn't do a pet either - they ignore the cats!

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  13. Aaaaw what a lovely idea - we love bunnies but we have a dog now so I said no to any other pets (except the goldfish).

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