10 Tips and Free Recipes for the Best Easter Ever!

Nutrition // Sarah Link // 26 March 2015

If you’re looking for the best Easter ever, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got recipes (healthy hot cross buns, anyone?!), choccie facts and yes, how much exercise is needed to burn off your favourite Easter treats.

Plus, download our exclusive Holiday Cooking with Kids eBook and check out our activities for Easter holiday fun with your little ones!

Egg-Cellent Easter Craft Project

Egg-Cellent East Craft

Who says Easter has to be all about chocolate? This craft activity for kids is all about sweetness and fun but NOT about sugar! This is a great way to involve your kids in the Easter atmosphere without all the sugar and fat. Make, decorate and hide these papier-mâché eggs in the garden for a guilt-free egg hunt or give them to friends and family as a small surprise.

Which Easter Egg is the Healthiest?


We’ve done the research. So before you reach for what SEEMS like a healthier chocolate choice, don’t forget to check our chart for just how long you’ll need to exercise to work it off! Remember, enjoy on Sunday, then out the door those choccie eggs go on Monday!

Free Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries


Easter cooking doesn’t need to just be about the little ones – oh no! These grown-up treats are perfect after dinner for adults (and children) alike. Make sure you share them around – and count every calorie you consume – as they all add up.

Free Recipe: 12WBT Hot Cross Buns


You’ve probably sniffed them at the bakery … or seen them glistening at the supermarket. Nothing screams “Easter!!” like a hot cross bun. The holiday weekend is fast approaching, and with it comes the delight of sweetly spiced hot cross buns. They’re tempting, but they’re high in sugar and calories. So we decided to create our own buns that are lower in calories and fat and higher in protein. But they’re just as delicious!

Free Recipe: Coconut Orange Soufflés with Strawberry


A chocolate-free Easter? It IS possible, especially with recipes like Coconut Orange Soufflés with Strawberry. Sharing quality time with family and friends is what holidays are all about, and we reckon this dessert will make that time together even BETTER!

Free Recipe: Chocolate Bunnies


These chocolate bunnies are the tastiest Easter treat, and are much cuter than store-bought ones! Enjoy them after Easter lunch, or wrap in cellophane bags with a bright ribbon to give to family and friends. Download our exclusive Holiday Cooking with Kids eBook for loads more child-friendly recipes!


Are You Addicted to Chocolate?


You’ve heard it before – maybe you’ve even said it yourself: “I’m a chocoholic.” Chocolate is one of the most commonly craved foods, particularly for women, but can you really be addicted to it? And how can you resist all those choccie eggs? A university researcher explains all in our blog post.


How Many Calories are there in Easter Eggs?

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  1. Angela Eder Reply

    Would love to know how many calories are in the mini solid eggs?

    1. Chantelle Curtis-Latchford Reply

      Hey Angela, the mini solid hunting eggs have about 33 calories each, but will vary between brands. Be sure to check the label, serve size on the pack and don’t eat too many because they can quickly add up!

      12WBT Dietician and Nutrition Content Writer

  2. christine macfadyen Reply

    I bought Stevie milk and dark chocolate for easter. Is there walking/running that I will need to do to wear it off?

  3. Gayle Reply

    Oh how much i loved my 12wbt, when i can sort my brain fog and thyroid levels better i will pick up where i left off, i have already paid for two rounds i didnt use ouch

  4. Louise Sarow Reply

    I’ve been told over the years that cellulite is formed by consuming too much caffeine I’ve eaten a lot of chocolate and coffee/tea in my life and have a lot of cellulite on my legs and buttocks. Is there an exercise that I can do to get rid of it or at least some of it Mish? Happy Easter

    1. Erica Grandjean Reply

      Hi Louise.

      Gender, age, stress, bad food choices, smoking, yo-yo dieting and genetics can all contribute to the likelihood of developing cellulite. Hormonal changes and using the oral contraceptive pill can also have an impact. There is not much evidence for specific foods/chemicals causing cellulite, so you can continue to enjoy chocolate and coffee occasionally.

      Unfortunately, there is not one magic routine/prescription that can help. By eating wholesome and nutritious food, drinking lots of water, performing regular exercise, and getting uninterrupted sleep of 7-9 hours per night, as we recommend on the Program, you will be right on track to reduce the appearance of cellulite! It will take time and consistency but it is possible. 🙂

      12WBT Support Crew Dietitian

  5. Jen @ Love Wednesday Reply

    Happy Easter Mish & team. Thank you for the free recipes! The Hot Cross bun one especially. Really cute picture Mish #sobunny

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