Enjoy your Easter treats with our easy tips.
Buy Better Quality Chocolate in Smaller Quantities
Instead of bulk buying cheaper chocolate, choose quality over quantity and savour each bite. Remember, darker chocolate is a bit healthier as it contains antioxidants.
Share the Joy
If you do buy too much, you don’t need to eat it all! Instead, share your Easter goodies with family, friends and work colleagues.
Finish a Meal with Chocolate
Have a protein-rich or high fibre meal before eating chocolate, so you are satisfied with a smaller portion. It is also healthier for your teeth because you produce more saliva during a main meal, helping to wash away the chocolate more quickly.
Look for Wholegrain Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns are a delicious seasonal treat but look for wholegrain buns with more vitamins and minerals and more fibre.
Have a Little Chocolate Each Day
Researchers have discovered that people who regularly eat chocolate tend to have a lower body mass index than those who don’t normally indulge. But the key is only to eat a little; look for small hollow chocolate eggs so you can enjoy a small portion, rather than larger eggs where it is tempting to eat the lot.