According to new research from Colgate, over two thirds (68 per cent) of Aussie parents purchasing Easter treats have admitted to stealing their kids’ treats in 2014. Hahaha … you were one of them weren’t you lol? I know I was 😉
The Colgate study also revealed, Aussie families are expected to consume a whopping 124.3 million Easter treats over this holiday period, which is kind of insane haha.
I thought we would put together a little blog post of “Easter Food” ideas that are fun for the kids but balance out the sugar hit if you are looking for something that won’t be so harsh on their teeth.
Below are 6 Cute and Fun Easter Food Ideas:
1: Easter Egg Fruit Salad
This one was super easy and just required some fruit, an egg carton and some plastic Easter eggs which you can buy from any shop.
2: Carrot Snack Bags
Again this idea is super simple and you will need a clear plastic bag, some carrot and green coloured yarn.
3: Egg Chicks
Although this looks like it might be tricky, it was actually quite easy. All you need to do is boil the number of eggs you want. Boil them long enough till you know the centre is hard. Once you have taken them out and they have cooled down (but are still a little warm) peel the eggs. Then use a sharp knife to cut out the egg whites into the shape below. It came out quite easy which was great. I use a little bit of carrot for the beak and a tiny bit of chocolate for the eyes.
4: Bunny Face Pancake
This is a great breakfast idea for an Easter morning. All you need to do is make up a small batch of pancakes. Use half a banana for the ears, eyes and teeth, carrots for the whiskers, strawberry for the nose and choc chips for the pupils.
5: Babybel Bunny Faces
This is great for the lunchbox or afternoon tea. All you need is some Babybel cheese, carrots for the ears, tiny choc pieces for the eyes, white bread circles for the face and Babybel red wax for the nose.
6: Fruit Cup Chick
This is for all the mums out there who say “Ain’t no one got time for that” haha. Simple and easy. Draw a cute little chick face on the front of a fruit cup and you are done!! haha
The reality is even if we get our creative food mum on and make our kids some low sugar or sugar free Easter treats, they are still going to indulge in chocolate goodness at some point!
One thing you should definitely do to help your kids’ teeth cope with the onslaught of Easter sugary treats is get yourself some Colgate® Maximum Cavity Protection plus Sugar Acid NeutraliserTM Junior and Colgate® Maximum Cavity Protection plus Sugar Acid NeutraliserTM toothpaste for yourself.
Did you know that this toothpaste neutralises the sugar acids in plaque, which is the #1 cause of cavities and reduces early decay by half. This is different to fluoride toothpastes because the patented Sugar Acid Neutraliser technology helps de-activate sugar acids before they can harm teeth. The cost of a quality premium technology toothpaste is much more affordable than expensive dental bills haha.
Our family has been using this toothpaste for the past few months and has found it really great. I like that I personally know this is the best toothpaste for my kids over the age of six. It’s a really easy buy and available in most in most stores for only $2.99.
A few other top teeth brushing tips which can help kids of all ages include:
Colgate’s Dr Sue Cartwright’s top tips:
- Brush twice a day: Brush after the last food / drink has been consumed each day, and then at one other time;
- Don’t rush: Take your time and do a thorough job. Brushing should be done for two minutes each time;
- Help out the young ones: For kids aged under eight, make sure you assist them with brushing;
- Go soft: Always opt for a brush with soft or extra soft bristles for all family members;