which means eggs [the chickens!!] + peeps // marshmallows [the gelatin!] + ham [the pigs!!].
easter is definitely not the vegan // vegetarian -friendliest holiday around, BUT with a few cute [and easy!] changes, you can teach your family something new, create some fun traditions AND celebrate cruelty-free.
first ; why isnt gelatin veg friendly?
gelatin is created from the bones, skin & organs of animals [that is disgusting!]. a lot of folks [not just vegans!] choose to avoid gelatin.
so lets answer a few of your easter veg questions!
1) what about the ham // egg brunch?
there are *SO MANY* vegan meal options. search around & you can easily find something appealing to all palettes. below are a few of my faves.
2) what about dying eggs?
you know what these are?!
they are eggnots!
they are dyeable CERAMIC eggs.
they look & feel just like real eggs.
we have a dozen here at home & i am SO EXCITED to share what we did with them ;)
3) what about the marshmallow chicks?
as a kid, my grandma use to give my sister & i entire packs of peeps for easter.
years later, i had a peep-eating contest with an old boyfriend & cant remember ever feeling so nasty in my life.
sweet & sara makes super cute veg marshmallow bunnies & chicks. [and they taste sooo good!]
4) and, what about the candy?
most candy doesn't qualify as vegan [or nutritionally sound], but i found some candies that would look really fun in an easter basket!
5) so what can you give as a gift // in the easter basket?!
for kids : you can give crayons or paint [clementine is one of my favorite brands!]
outdoor toys, stickers, small puzzles, games & musical instruments.
or for grown friends or relatives?
how about baking them some [vegan] carrot cupcakes. or gifting flower bulbs or easter lilies?
you could give a planting kit [gloves, shovel, pots, seeds] or a gift card to a local health food store // co-op.
enfusia makes lotions, bath bombs + more & they have a super cute easter-themed relaxation gift baskets.
so there you have it!
a list of simple & affordable changes that make a huge difference.
one of my main goals with this series is to give you tools & tips without the pressure.
vegan foods are delicious! the eggnots are amazing [and such a rad idea!]. and natural [&non-toxic] art-supplies are great for all kids.
i think a lot of people think that going vegan [or 'green'] includes tons of crazy [miserable] changes, but i disagree. buying products that benefit your family, the environment and animals is affordable, accessible and fun.
seriously, i cannot get over the ceramic eggs.
im super excited to share our finished product!
thanks for reading, everybody!
how will you be celebrating easter this year?