Tips for a balanced Easter

  • Date: 25 March 2013
  • Category: News
Balanced Easter

The best thing to keep in mind over the Easter break is “caution with portions”.

Try and limit your celebrations and treats to one or two days, not the whole Easter break or month. Enjoy your Easter eggs in moderation and try not to splurge on Easter purchases when walking around your local supermarket or shopping centre.

Here are some helpful ways of thinking about your Easter treats in terms of exercise:

  • 1 traditional hot cross bun = 217 calories = 53 minutes of moderate walking
  • Cadbury Creme Egg 39g = 171 calories = 42 minutes
  • Hollow Milk Chocolate Easter Egg 17g = 91 calories = 22 minutes
  • Lindt Milk Chocolate Bunny 100g = 540 calories = 2 hours and 12 minutes

Some healthy Easter alternatives

Some handy tips to make sure your Easter is as healthy as possible, whilst still getting to enjoy some of Easter’s deliciousness:

  • Dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate - Dark chocolate is high in anti-oxidants and doesn’t have as high sugar content as regular milk chocolate making it a better option.
  • Nuts covered in dark chocolate - Nuts offer you the added benefit of protein and good fats which are so important for healthy skin and bones.
  • Yoghurt treats - Yoghurt covered dried fried and nuts are still delicious and have less than half the amount of sugar than their chocolate covered friends.
  • Substitute some of the extras - Skip the eggs filled with creme and caramels and glaze toasted hot cross buns with margarine instead of butter.
  • Painted eggs - This is something which the whole family can take part in over the Easter break. Boil some eggs then sit down with everyone to paint and decorate the shells. It’s fun, creative and they make great presents for family members and friends!

Make sure you check out our centre’s opening hours for the Easter break so you can stay on top of those additional Easter calories.