Normally I don’t really entertain Easter, I may partake in eating a chocolate egg or two but that’s were my Easter celebrations stop. Since Jess is now a walking, almost talking wild ball of energy I thought it would be fun to have an Easter egg hunt in the garden (weather permitting – which means it could very well be an indoor hunt).
Most shops are filled to the brim with Easter hunt kits and goodies, there’s just one little problem – Jess can’t eat gluten or dairy. Well not so much she cant (given half the chance she would devour a loaf smothered in Nutella) more that we are pretty sure she has an allergy/intolerance to both after a year long pulling of hair and careful monitoring of her food.
Deciding that it’s not in the best interest of anyone for me to just pick up a bag of colourfully wrapped milk chocolate eggs for the hunt (the only word to describe a room after Jess has consumed gluten/dairy is offensive! She can hot box a full room with her arse), I thought it would be a better idea to create a Easter hunt catering to Jessica’s requirements and our nostrils.
I found some small brightly coloured plastic eggs in Asda that are perfect to be hidden yet visable for my little monkey to find. They are quite small so I was a bit stumped on what to put in them, it’s not like I can put some mini eggs (my fave) in them and call it a day. I needed to find a dairy, gluten oh and soya free (yup, soya makes her poop like nothing you have ever seen!!) filling for the eggs.
At first I thought about tiny toys or balloons or stickers, then I stopped and remembered that she’s a toddler. She is literally entertained by stones. There would be no point buying packs of stickers, balloons, toys, I would only use a few and be left with a bundle of crap that would lie around the house pissing me off every time I seen it.
So I settled for sweets, gummy Chewits and Hotel Chocolat dark chocolate bunnies – the dark chocolate is gluten and dairy free buuuut it does contain soya. I bought them before we thought soya was an issue, we are pretty sure she can handle a small amount, so we will only give her one or two and see what happens.
If you are looking for a gluten and dairy free Easter egg alternative then maybe filling your own eggs is a good option to try. Of course there is a wide selection of ‘free’ eggs to choose from, but I found many to contain soya. It’s not worth buying Jess a whole egg and only allowing her a little slice, it would only go to waste. I wont eat it. I’ll eat pretty much anything, but free from food is not worth the calories. If I’m going to be naughty then you can bet your last dollar I’m going to do it right! Large galaxy Easter egg with a side of Ripple please.
For the first time ever I am excited for Easter Sunday, I’m certain Jess will have a great time running around the garden, excitedly finding ‘bloo’ and ‘wed’ eggs full of treats and maybe stones…kidding…