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Buyers Beware: Hop Away From These Easter Eggs

Updated: 3 days ago



This classic creme egg is a seasonal favorite, but buyers beware.


I used to eat dozens of Cadbury Creme Eggs each year when they would come out!


Just as soon as Valentine's Day was over and the Easter candy hit the shelves, those gooey chocolate eggs would make their way into my shopping cart.


Never just one, either!


I would buy the five-pack, intending to eat just one a day, and before I got home, all five would be gone!


Then I'd go back to the store the next day for more! I never knew when they would run out, so I justified getting my fix when I did see them!

I would buy them "for my kids' Easter baskets" and hide them in the back of the closet, just to eat them all myself before Easter actually arrived!


Looking back on this makes me both sick and incredibly grateful that I was able to kick processed sugar out of my life!


Take a look at those ingredients!


One egg alone is 20 grams of sugar and 150 calories. So when I consumed 4-5 Cadbury eggs daily, that was 80-100 grams of sugar. Yikes!


The sugars listed include high fructose corn syrup, which can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and an abnormal cholesterol level and other fats in the blood.


Studies have shown that high fructose corn syrup increases your appetite and promotes obesity more than regular sugar!


Besides the sugar, Cadbury eggs also contain yellow 6.


Yellow 6 is a poisonous die with no nutritional value. It is banned for use in Britain and has been clearly linked to hyperactivity in children! It's also made from a level 3 carcinogen!


It's safe to say that I was slowly killing myself as I overdosed on Cadbury Creme eggs each year!


And Cadbury Creme eggs were not the only egg candy culprit!


I'd eat tons of:


☠️ Reese's Peanut Butter eggs (containing TBHQ - a nasty synthetic preservative that, even in small doses, can harm your immune system)

☠️ Whopper Robin's eggs (31g of sugar per serving, tons of chemical dies, not to mention you're actually eating wax!)


☠️ Marshmallow eggs that come in a cute little carton (full of artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils, and corn syrup!)


Easter treats have undergone quite a transformation over the years in our home as I've been on my I Kicked Sugar journey.


This Easter, hop away from the sugar and start enjoying real whole food. A much better Easter treat is good ol' deviled or hard-boiled eggs!


Pro Tip: make your deviled eggs with plain Greek yogurt!


Check out the benefits!


🥚Eggs contain high-quality and complete protein!

🥚Eggs have more nutrients per calorie than most other foods


Nutrients:

Selenium - important for reproduction, thyroid gland function, DNA production, and protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and from infection.

Phosphorus - needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells

Choline - Your brain and nervous system need it to regulate memory, mood, muscle control, and other functions

Vitamin B12 - helps keep your body's blood and nerve cells healthy.


Multiple antioxidants - protect your cells against free radicals

🥚Eggs help your good cholesterol

🥚Eggs lower triglycerides

🥚Eggs can lower your risk for a stroke

🥚Eggs are heart healthy

This Easter, love your body and treat it well with a REAL nutritious EGG!


Looking for more healthy egg ideas or an Easter treat you can feel good about?


How about these buttery butterscotch caramel cheesecake bites with a dreamy chocolate topping from the I Kicked Sugar Cookbooks. No one will ever guess that these delicious bites are vegan.

Made from roasted cashews, organic peanut butter, dates, coconut cream, coconut flour and coconut oil they’re super rich and creamy dipped in a delicious homemade chocolate sauce.


Yum! Yum! I made this vegan butterscotch using roasted cashews and dates which give the rich sweet caramel flavor to this recipe.


Dates are the healthiest option for sweetening any recipe and can even be made into date paste. You can buy it in the store, but I prefer to make my own at home using pitted Medjool dates and water.


Looking for a chocolate that is ONLY made with pure monk fruit? Then check out ChocZero


Use Promo Code: IKICKEDSUGAR and get 10% OFF your order.



Written by Melissa Slocum, IKS Ambassador and Team Member.



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