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Easter Tips

We know that holidays can sometimes be a stressful time of year for parents of children with an EGID and multiple food allergies. There are many things we can all do to make Easter enjoyable for the whole family. 

Here are some tips to help you celebrate Easter:

  • Many online specialty shops such as those listed on our Allergy Friendly Foods page sell allergy friendly treats, dairy free/gluten free/soy free/nut free Easter eggs, hot cross buns or specialty items to help make your own safe treats like moulds etc.
  • Use plastic bunny or Easter egg moulds to make safe marshmallow, chocolate or jelly treats, or use Easter cookie cutters with your favourite safe biscuit recipe. Check out the links on our Allergy Friendly Recipes page to search for some recipe ideas.
  • Buy fillable plastic eggs and fill with safe edible treats, stickers, small toys, coins for older children etc. You can put them in their Easter basket or hide them around the house or yard for a fun Easter treasure hunt. These are readily available at most dollar stores and department stores.
  • Make Easter baskets filled with non-food items such as stuffed toys, cars, books, colouring and craft sets, gift cards etc., Try wrapping the gifts in cellophane or foil.  
  • Buy plastic, plaster or polystyrene foam eggs from dollar stores or craft shops and have your child help you decorate them with paint, markers, stickers, glitter etc.
  • Check out the Easter 'Egg' Stones - non food 'eggs' for Easter egg hunts from Ally.G.Ed
  • In recent years there has been an increase in non-dairy and nut-free chocolate Easter products on the market – visit our Facebook page Australian Allergy Friendly Finds for some suggestions of products we’ve found this Easter!
  • Speak to your child's school or preschool early! Offer up ideas for how they can have fun without food or with allergy friendly food. Ask teachers and classrooms to have non-food parties or offer to bake the treats yourself for the class or arrange a fun craft activity with the class.
  • As an alternative to dyeing eggs, we like this idea of dyeing marshmallows from Nerdy Mamma
  • Have fun and look outside the square with it (or should we say basket!) Many parents are moving away from too many sugary sweets and will probably be grateful for your ideas!

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

Got a tip you would like to share? Please Contact Us so we can include it on this page to help other parents.

Hot Cross Buns

2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
3 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup sultanas
1 egg equiv. (i.e. Orgran ‘No Egg’ egg replacer)
2 tbs dairy-free margarine (i.e. Nuttelex)
310 ml water

1/2 cup plain flour
80 ml water
2 tsp sugar

2 tbs water
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp gelatine

Recipe method from Best Recipes where this recipe was sourced from.

Photo and recipe suggestion submitted by Markeeta.


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Page last modified: 30 March, 2020