As we get closer to Easter I often wonder how we have made it such a focus on chocolate. I would love to know, but however it happened it seems here to stay.
So how do you avoid the damage!
You can think of giving and perhaps asking for alternatives to chocolate such as flowers, a potted plant etc
You can arrange to cook at Easter to make sure you are in control of what you are eating and perhaps top off the meal with an Easter themed dessert see Recipe below
BUT if you are faced with the Easter Egg it is good to have some knowledge
For every 100 grams of chocolate you will be eating at least 500 calories, 30 grams of fat and a whopping 60 grams of sugar. If you are thinking about the size of egg just a small size would be at least 100 grams so a large one would a whole days calorie intake and some!
So a few tips of things I have done to help me
- if the eggs have chocolates or sweets in then put them in a bowl for people to share
- decide how much you are going to eat on the day then break up the rest and put into small plastic bags and put in the freezer to use as occasional treats over the coming weeks
- give some of your eggs to a local charity
I have done this as dessert after roast lamb dinner before at Easter and it goes down well
Easter Chocolate Brownies with Crème Fraiche