Healthy Eating

Your lockdown Easter made easy

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Elevate your celebrations with homemade treats and family activities

You don’t need us to tell you that Easter will look different in 2021: with public places closed, we won’t be able to see family and friends, or take part in public events like Easter egg hunts. But there are still wonderful ways you can mark the occasion!

In 2020, Easter was also spent during lockdown, but following months of restrictions across the UK, we’re becoming increasingly more creative when it comes to celebrating big occasions at home. And the best part is, you can still indulge in tradition without derailing your health and fitness goals.

If you think of Easter and your mind goes straight to chocolate eggs, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, the UK sees sales of around 80 million Easter eggs each year. The amount of chocolate adults and children consume during the holiday can really ramp up our calorie intake and take its toll on our health. Eager to help you celebrate Easter at home while staying healthy as a family, California Raisins has a slew of egg-citing ideas, including fun family activities and homemade treats that everyone will love, from Easter cookies to hot cross scones.

NATURAL NUTRITION

With their rich, dark brown colour and sweet, juicy flavour, California Raisins are a tasty and versatile ingredient that are not only great as a snack, but can also be used in your favourite baking recipes as well as savoury dishes. These juicy superstars are 100% natural, are packed with fibre, minerals and vitamins, and help to aid digestion, boost iron levels and keep your bones strong. They’re an all-round winner!

3 ways to make Easter at home more memorable

1 HOST YOUR OWN EASTER EGG HUNT

We may not be able to attend public gatherings, so we’re all for bringing these traditional events into your home instead! No one is ever too old for an egg hunt, plus organising your own for your family, partner or roommate is a great way to get creative.

2 WHIP UP SOME HEALTHY TREATS

It’s not Easter without a few indulgences, and making your own biscuits, bakes and sweets is a much healthier way to celebrate. Why not get the little ones involved and bake some chocolate cornflake nests or Easter-themed cookies together?

3 EXERCISE TOGETHER

Lockdown has made it more difficult for many of us to exercise, but doing so is incredibly important for our physical as well as our mental health. Try to incorporate some exercise into your Easter break, whether it’s going for a walk in your local area, joining a virtual fitness class or dancing around your kitchen with the family!

Looking for more inspiration? You’ll find plenty of ideas on the California Raisins website, including family baking recipes, fun activities and instructions for making your own Easter eggs! Visit californiaraisins.co.uk

vickywarrell