Healthier Easter Candy Swaps

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Easter, it’s all about egg hunts and lots of Easter Basket goodies. If you’re like me and mine, those goodies aren’t toys and trinkets. Instead, those goodies are chocolates and candies. So, the question is: if you’re trying to eat organic and making big changes to your health, is there healthier Easter candy out there? I’m happy to tell you ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY YES, there’s plenty of candy swaps!

healthier easter candy for your easter baskets

Fill Your Easter Baskets with Healthier Easter Candy for your health

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying sweet treats once in a while. Almost everyone out there grew up eating sweets, and all kinds of hydrogenated oils. We didn’t know any better, and if you live in the U.S.A., the government certainly wasn’t helping any of us eat nutritious foods in the 70s, 80s, 90s and much of the early 2000s. However, for those who wish to enjoy some sweets, but also consume less chemicals and naughty ingredients, there’s plenty of candy swaps to choose from.

Love Hershey’s Milk Chocolate? Try Alter Eco Organic Chocolate Truffles

If you’re a huge Hershey’s Chocolate lover, give Eco Organic Chocolate Truffles a try. Personally, I love both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. However, milk chocolate is not healthy for anyone. It’s best to go dark. Making the leap is hard for many, but Alter Eco Truffles have different dark chocolate percentages in them. Start with the 58% Pure Dark Cocoa truffles, and work your way all the way up to the ones with higher percentages.

There’s some great flavors, too. Sea Salt is a great one, but they also have salted caramel and ones with mint. You can find Alter Eco Organic Chocolate Truffles on Amazon.com!

Enjoy Gummy Bears? Check out Black Forest Gummies

My kids love gummy candies. It’s not easy finding organic versions of them, especially sour ones. To satisfy the gummy needs in this house, I shoot for Black Forest Gummies. Tons of Black Forest Gummies options are on Amazon.com.

Starbursts your jam? Swap them out for Torie & Howard Chewie Fruities Organic Candy Chews

Personally, I’m not a huge candy and sweets girl. I have a couple that stuck with me over the years, like SweetTarts, Heath Bars, Lindt Lindor Truffles, Hershey’s with Almonds, and….. Starbursts. Replacing Starbursts was surprisingly easy, though. USDA Organic with no artificial flavors or colors, and no GMOs brings me to Torie & Howard Chewie Fruities Organic Candy! Guess where they’re sold? You got it, you can find a variety of Torie & Howard flavors (including SOUR) on Amazon.com.

Enjoy eating Chocolate Bars – ANY BRAND? Give Hu Kitchen Chocolate Bars a chance

Again, you have to take the plunge and embrace dark chocolate. Choose Hu Kitchen Chocolate Bars with one of the nut butters, to help ease into dark chocolate and away from milk chocolate. It’s worth it.

I’ve promised myself by the time another January rolls around, I’ll be eating and drinking at least 95% organic. True organic without any “natural flavors” nonsense, or any other terms food companies slip into their ingredient lists that sound healthier, but aren’t. It’s a process, it’s expensive, and it’s a commitment to myself and my children.

Changing small things, and taking small steps, keeps me moving in the right direction without completely screwing with my goal. Changing everything at once is overwhelming, daunting and never works. Easy swaps along my journey is the best way for me, and my kids, to actually make the switches without feeling like we’re giving up all the treats we love.

Be well and have a Happy Easter filled with healthier Easter Baskets!

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By | 2022-12-30T11:19:51-05:00 February 22, 2021|Health & Nutrition|Comments Off on Healthier Easter Candy Swaps

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