If you’re anything like me, you start to worry a little when certain holidays come around. While I love Easter and celebrate with joy the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the candy aspect of it makes me cringe. It’s not so much that I mind allowing my children special treats on these holidays, it’s just that those special treats are filled with harmful ingredients I’d rather not have them put into their bodies.
Besides the sugar, standard Easter candy you can buy at any supermarket is filled with artificial dyes, high-fructose corn syrup, genetically modified soy ingredients, unhealthy oils, and chemical preservatives that can be detrimental for developing children to consume.
My compromise is to allow them (well, at this point just Meghan, Luke won’t have any candy this year) to have sugar-filled treats, but make sure I purchase natural treats that are not filled with harmful ingredients.
The first Easter I decided to allow Meghan to have candy (for the first time in her life) she was 2 1/2 and I discovered naturalcandystore.com. They have a wide selection of natural candy that is free from artificial dyes, corn syrup, artificial flavors, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils. You can find vegan candy, organic candy, and candy that is top 8 allergen free if allergies are an issue for your children.
Just so you know, I’m not affiliated with this company in any way. I’m not being paid for this post; they don’t even know I exist except that I am a customer. I just want to share an alternative for those of you who feel the same way I do about filling my children’s body with the least harmful ingredients possible.
Here’s a peek at what I purchased for my family’s Easter baskets this year:
We are definitely more chocolate people, but I felt like I should get some jelly beans. Yes, getting organic natural candy is more expensive, but totally worth it to me.
I hope this posts inspires and/or helps some of you with your Easter candy shopping. Have a great weekend!
Maryea is a stay-at-home mom on a mission to feed her family wholesome, real foods and stay a sane, happy mama at the same time! Click here to get free email updates with her posts: