How to Make an Allergy-Friendly Easter Basket

Written by Brianna from Flippin' Delicious
Photos courtesy of Flippin' Delicious

Holidays can be challenging when you are juggling food allergies, especially for kids with allergies. No one wants to be deprived of the fun, and no parent wants their kid to feel left out. Easter is coming up, and with some planning, you can enjoy the holiday with everyone included (and happy!).

 

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Every child (and adult) should be able to enjoy Easter goodies even if they have food allergies. Here are my tips for making an allergy-friendly Easter Basket, filled with non-food items and allergy-friendly organic treats!

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Steps to making an allergy-friendly Easter Basket

1. Pick a non-food featured item that your child will LOVE! I like to start with one larger item to really spoil them. I pick out the gift based on my child’s current interests. In the past I’ve done stuffed animals (like the cute stuffed bunny in these baskets). Building blocks, action figures, books, or equipment for your child’s favorite sport are also great featured items.

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2. Fill up your allergy-friendly Easter basket with candy and treats that are safe for your child’s food allergies. I’ve talked about them before on Flippin’ Delicious, so you already know we love YumEarth’s organic candies and allergy-friendly treats. They are all free of soy, egg, dairy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree-nuts, gluten/wheat, and they are also free of artificial dyes and high fructose corn syrup.

 

My kids go crazy for YumEarth Organic Giggles and YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks. They were especially excited to break open these allergy-friendly Fruit Snacks snack packs. (And I love that some of YumEarth Fruit Snacks proudly display their alliance with FARE)

 

Check out YumEarth’s special Easter collection, and stock up using code SWEETS15 for 15% off! (Promo code expires on 4/30/21).

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3. Add some smaller non-food treats, things that will keep them busy. Stickers, coloring books, markers, sidewalk chalk are all great ways to fill an Easter basket. Homemade gluten-free playdough would be fun, too! I like to balance the big item with a few little items. I try to plan ahead and give them low-tech things that will keep them entertained on long car drives, or while running errands. Really, anything to get them away from the screens! And this way, the baskets aren’t all about food.

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4. Go the extra mile and add some homemade gluten free Easter Basket treats, like my giant cookie dough eggs covered in chocolate. You can also make a chocolate bunny using bunny molds and an allergy-friendly chocolate. 
My gluten-free Easter Cupcakes also make a delicious Easter treat to enjoy after the bunny and egg hunts are over!

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This Easter 2021, you and your family can win one of these special allergy-friendly Easter baskets I’ve shown you here!

YumEarth is partnering with FARE to host a very egg-citing virtual Easter Bunny Hunt for those of us celebrating an allergy-friendly Easter. 

10 winners will win an allergy-friendly Easter Basket and ne grand prize basket with a Golden Egg will have a $100 Amazon Gift Card. 

To enter, visit FARE’s website (foodallergy.org) and find anywhere from 1 to 10 teal bunnies. Each bunny counts as one entry.

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Keep an eye on both FARE and YumEarth’s Instagram and Facebook pages to find clues to help you with your hunt.

FARE: @foodallergy 

YumEarth: @yumearth 

You have until 4/4/21 to enter! Visit foodallergy.org to look for your bunnies. Have a happy and safe Easter!
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