URGENT WARNING: Some Easter eggs are choking hazards for young kids

Parents were warned not to purchase hard solid eggs because like grapes, they are a choking hazard.
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Easter is a time of fun, eating chocolate and spending time with loved ones, but it’s important to be careful with your young kids.

Australian paramedic Nikki Jurcutz, who is also CEO of parenting organisation Tiny Hearts Education, is warning parents be mindful while selecting Easter eggs for their little ones.

In a video posted to Instagram, parents were warned not to purchase hard solid eggs because like grapes, they are a choking hazard.

Aussie paramedic reveals why some Easter eggs could be a choking hazard for your kids!

“Avoid mini solid eggs this Easter. They are ROUND & HARD which are two big risk factors for choking,” read the caption on the Insta post.

In fact, parents are being advised to opt for eggs that are hollow.

“This year when you are doing Easter shopping for your little one, you are going to see so many of these little mini eggs and they’re delicious but we’re not going to grab them,” say captions in the clip.

“These tiny mini ones are hard and they’re round and we know those are two massive risk factors for choking hazards.”

Easter eggs that could be a choking hazard:

Mini solid Easter eggs including Speckled Eggs.

Hollow Easter eggs are less of a risk:

Buy larger HOLLOW eggs instead!

5 healthier sweet treats for Easter

It seems as though the supermarkets start stocking up on hot cross buns, Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies as soon as they pack away the Christmas crackers.Nearly every aisle has some sort of foil wrapped chocolate delight trying to tempt you.

Chocolate easter eggs and sweets on wooden background

Today we have some great ideas for some sweet treats that you can enjoy over the Easter break that won’t cause any crazy sugar rushes in your house.

1. No Bake Snickers & Coconut Slice

no bake coconut snickers slice

This super easy No Bake Snickers & Coconut Slice can be enjoyed as a refined sugar free slice on Easter (and is perfect while following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge). Plus you don’t have to turn the oven on which is always nice.

Get the recipe here.

2. Gluten & Dairy Free Raw Chocolate Brownie

Gluten & Dairy Free Raw Chocolate Brownie

This raw brownie is refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free making it a great choice for any family with allergies.

Get the recipe here.

3. Rich & Creamy Chocolate Mousse Cups

Rich & Creamy Chocolate Mousse Cups

These mousse cups would be a perfect sweet dessert to enjoy this Easter (and are great treats to eat if you are following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge).

4. Rich And Indulgent Double Chocolate Bliss Balls

double chocolate bliss balls

If you enjoy a delicious chocolate hit, be sure to pop these rich and indulgent double chocolate bliss Balls on your ‘to make’ list this Easter.

Get the recipe here.

5. Raw Chocolate Mini Cakes

Mini Cakes

These lovely Raw Chocolate Mini Cakes use the creamy goodness of coconut cream to add a touch of decadence.

Get the recipe here.

The Healthy Kids Smoothie

If your kids have been good this year, why not treat them to our delicious Healthy Kids Smoothie!

Kids Smoothies

The Healthy Kids Smoothies have been specially made as a healthy snack for kids and are ideal if you have fussy eaters or want to ensure your children have a nutritious and healthy smoothie snack.

It also has a 4.5 Health Star Rating when made with skim milk. It contains NO added sugars.

For more information, click here.

For more healthy Easter baking ideas, make sure you check out our Guilt Free Chocolate Treats & Baking Book here!

Guilt Free Chocolate Treats & Baking Cookbook


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