Have a Happy Allergy-Free Easter!

Posted 3.26.09 | Nutrition Specialist

The weather is getting warmer and the flowers are beginning to bloom. It’s Spring time. I’m sure you are ready for the warm weather, but are you ready for an allergy-free Easter? Often, holidays like this one are hard for allergy parents. It’s tough to tell your little one that they can’t have the chocolate bunnies like the other children. However, by doing a few fun Easter activities, your child will have just as much fun as the rest of the children!

As we’ve said before, allergy parents should focus on the fun - not the food - during holidays. I was flipping through Parents magazine the other day, and came across a great idea for safely celebrating Easter. Have a tea party! While this might not sound like the traditional Easter celebration, it’s a great way to create a fun and exciting day for your little one.

Spend the day making decorations for the party. You can create name tags, invitations and fake flower bouquets. And of course, you can use plastic teacups for the drinks. For the food, focus on allergy-free treats. You can make your own sandwiches or cookies with allergen free ingredients. Check out this Web site for allergy-free recipes.

The traditional Easter egg hunt is another great way to get your children involved in the celebration. However, instead of filling the eggs with candy that could trigger a reaction, use stickers, bouncy balls or other fun toys.

For other great allergy-free Easter ideas, click here.

How are you having an allergy-free Easter? I’d love to hear your ideas.

- Nita

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