One of my favourite blogs 'Detoxinista.com' posted this recipe and it's delicious and super easy to make!!
In fact, this all-natural version calls for just a few ingredients and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes! The filling is a simple mix of coconut butter, raw cashew butter, and maple syrup (or honey, if you prefer), with a touch of turmeric to create the signature yellow-colored centers. Covered in melted dark chocolate, these eggs can be served at room temperature for an authentic copy-cat, complete with a soft and fondant-like filling.
Best of all, these eggs can be easily customized to suit your taste. The following recipe isn’t as shockingly sweet as the store-bought variety, but since there’s no baking involved, you can taste-test the filling along the way and adjust the sweetness as you see fit.
These chocolate-covered “eggs” are practically fool-proof!
Healthy 'Cadbury Crème' Eggs
Makes 8 pieces
1/4 cup coconut butter (homemade or store-bought), at room temperature
1/4 cup raw cashew butter
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or honey)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup 70% or darker chocolate chips
Combine the coconut butter, raw cashew butter, and maple syrup in a bowl and stir well to combine. Scoop two tablespoons of that mixture into a separate bowl and add in the 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric. Stir well to mix, creating the yellow “yolk” filling.
Place both bowls in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is solid enough to be shaped with your hands. (If you chill the mixture too long it may become too firm to work with– in that case, just place it on the counter until it starts to come to room temperature again.)
To create the egg filling, scoop 1 tablespoon of the white filling into the palm of your hand, roll it between your hands to create a ball, and then press it into a flat circle. Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of the yellow filling and place it in the centre of the white filling, as pictured below.
Wrap the white filling around the yellow filling, and roll it into a ball again, as pictured above. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, creating about 8 small “eggs.” Place in the freezer to set until firm.
To complete the eggs, melt the dark chocolate chips in a double-boiler over the stove and use a spoon or spatula to coat each frozen egg. (The coating should solidify pretty quickly, thanks to the chilled filling.) Depending on your preferences, feel free to add a second coating of dark chocolate for a thicker chocolate shell.
These eggs can be stored at room temperature for several hours, but if you don’t plan on serving them until the next day, I’d recommend keeping them in the fridge overnight so they don’t spoil. Enjoy chilled or at room temperature!
Happy Easter x x
Babymoons. Just like a honeymoon, the babymoon is all about escaping the day to day, offering a last chance romantic getaway before baby makes three or more. More realistically, for those with tired swollen ankles and a sore back, it's a little quiet time for parents-to-be to enjoy together.
Being pregnant is a happy — and hectic — time. Chances are you’ve been in overdrive lately — running to doctor’s appointments, shopping for baby gear, stocking up the freezer. A babymoon is a timely trip-for-two that’ll give you and your baby's daddy a chance to catch your breath and do some serious couple bonding before your bundle arrives.
Here are a few tips for planning your babymoon!
1. Time it right!!
Who wants to travel when they can barely keep down a bagel for breakfast? And who feels like hitting the road when they barely fit in the car? That’s why the sweet spot for a babymoon is during the second trimester (weeks 14 through 28), when you’re past the queasies but not too big to get around easily.
2. Make low stress travel arrangements
You might love to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but now’s not the time to head halfway around the world or tackle extreme adventures. Keep it simple, close to home and make sure medical help is close by.
3. Book the right room
Sleeping with a basketball in your belly is tough enough at home — the last thing you want is another sleep-sapper on your babymoon. When making your reservation, look for a king-sized bed and ask for extra pillows to support your body (but consider bringing your own favorite pillow for your head). Quiet is key, so ask about and pass on rooms near the elevator or overlooking the kiddie pool.
4. Choose the right spot
When picking your destination, go for a place that offers opportunities for serenity along with pregnancy-friendly activities. Obvious choices include a beachside resort or a B&B near a town with strollable sights.
Remember it's all about relaxing and taking time out for yourself and as a couple. Enjoy your babymoon!!
How can one tiny person need so many things! Use this shopping list to navigate your way through preparation for your newborn!
Natural fabrics like merino and cotton are a must for (newborn) babies. Synthethic fibres do not breathe and can cause overheating or sweating. Merino really is the safest fibre to dress your baby in as it regulates temperature and controls moisture, which means your little one is comfortable and dry.
O A bassinet, Moses basket or baby hammock
O 4x (merino) swaddle wraps
O 3x fitted bassinet sheets
O 2x merino blankets
O 1x woollen mattress protector
O Baby bath/Tummy tub
O 5x washcloths
O 2x hooded towels
O 1x bath support
O 5x full-length (merino or cotton) stretch-n-grow suits
O 3x merino onesies
O 3x cotton onesies
O 3x singlets
O 4x socks
O 4x leggings
O 2x cardies
O 8x bibs
O 2x merino beanies
O 2x cotton hats
O (cloth) nappies - when using normal nappies budget on needing around 10 a day. If you are planning to use cloth, it's recommended to buy at least 18.
O Change mat
O 20x reusable wipes
O eco friendly & natural wipes for 'on-the-go'
O a natural barrier cream
O Nappy bucket
On the move
O Nappy bag
O Baby carrier/Sling - like Ergo Carrier/Tula Baby Carrier
Happy shopping :) x
Kim is the owner of SNUGBAGS - Merino for Kids. Together with her partner James and their little girl Neeva Rose, she lives in a little beach town called Piha on the West Coast in New Zealand. They love surfing, building sandcastles and all things natural and organic.