We love sweets AND we LOVE Easter. Big corporations, (especially candy companies) love easter even more than we do..
We have been trying to be more and more earth conscious, healthy and sustainable in our purchases. This becomes more difficult when nostalgia is involved. We grew up with colorful easter baskets full of candy and toys and we still want to be able to enjoy these things without supporting (and being taken advantage of by) large corporations that capitalize on our favorite holidays!
We have come up with tips and suggestions for creating an easter basket you can feel good about!
- Use a basket that can be reused- for kids this could be a brightly colored storage basket, you can put toys in after easter. If you really want that classic brightly colored easter basket, save it and reuse next year for a friend or cousin! For adults you can use something like a pretty bowl, planter, colander, anything that can fit treats inside!
- Look at the ingredients. When Picking out your chocolate eggs and bunnies don’t buy anything with artificial dyes or even sugar. It is much healthier to consume chocolate and candy sweetened with coconut sugar, honey or maple sugar. Also make sure your chocolate is fair trade and organic!
- When buying cute critters for your easter basket, make sure the company is environmentally conscious. You can even go above and beyond and find a company that gives back!
Stick to these pointers, and below we have some suggestions to get you started!