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Calories in 13 Easter eggs and our top 3 picks

Easter can be a cumbersome time if you are on a weight loss diet or are trying to lose weight.

It can be even trickier if well meaning family and friends give your kids a heap of chocolate eggs and bunnies and you do not want the kids to eat them all, so you do!

Which Easter Eggs Should You Choose?
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Typical Easter Eggs

Here are some of the popular brands of Easter eggs on the market at the moment and their kilojoule content.

Just a word of advice, some of them may have a higher kilojoule intake per 100grams of the product but the serving size may be more desirable.

For example, the smaller eggs, although when you compare them to other products may be higher in kilojoules per 100gram, because the serving size is smaller, it is actually easier to reduce the amount you eat but limiting yourself to 4 chocolate eggs and then overall you consume less calories.

Our top picks are bolded.

Lindt Milk Bunny ………………..……….…….….per serving (40g) 911kJ  and per 100g 2278kJ   (note 1 bunny is 100g)

Lindt Dark Bunny……………………………………per serving (40g) 892 kJ and per 100g 2231kJ (note 1 bunny is 100g)

M&Ms & More Eggs…….……………………..……per serving (21g) 477kJ  and per 100g 2270kJ (3-4 eggs is a serving)

Lindt milk eggs………………………………………..per serving (16g) 413kJ ( 102 cals) and per 100g 2580kJ

Dairy Milk Hunting Eggs……………..….per serving (17g) 381kJ  and per 100g 2240kJ (note 1 egg is 17g)

Humpty Smarty Egg………………………….…….per serving (25g) 558kJ ( 132 cals) and per 100g 2230kJ

Cadbury Marvellous Creations Popping Candy Egg……………per serving (25g) 540kJ (128 cals) and per 100g 2160kJ

Kinder Bunnies………………………………………………………….…..per bunny (15g) 359kJ (85 cals) and per 100g 2396kJ

Red Tulip Mixed Eggs (Peppermint, Caramel and Solid)……per serving (25g) 555kJ  and per 100g 2220kJ (note 1 egg is 50g)

Dairy Milk Chocolate Eggs…………………………..………………….per serving (25g) 560kJ (133 cals) and per 100g 2240kJ

Creme Eggs…………………………………………….…………per serving (39g) 727kJ  and per 100g 1860kJ (note 1 egg is 39g)

Cadbury Dream White Chocolate eggs………………………………per serving (25g) 584kJ  and per 100g 2340kJ (3-4 eggs is one serving)

Maltesers Mini Bunnies……………………………..……………..per serving (11.6g) 274kJ and per 100g 2280 (note 1 bunny is 11.6g)

 

Cadbury Creme Egg sideways on white background
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So Why Were These Three Chosen?

  • The Dairy Milk Hunting Eggs are the hollow thin kind of chocolate. Therefore you can portion yourself to one egg, have had the minimal amount of chocolate and kilojoules out of these options and be done with it.
  • Malteser bunnies are the second lowest in kilojoules and because of the way in which they are portioned, you can stop at one and feel satisfied.
  • Creme eggs. You might be surprised by this choice as the kilojoule content for the one egg is the highest. But I bet that  if you buy just one egg and eat just that one egg, that in fact you will consume less kilojoules then buying a packet of small easter eggs. If you buy a packet of small easter eggs and your willpower isn’t very strong, you could consume four eggs at around 584 kilojoules or you could consume 12 which is 2340 kJ.

The choice is up to you but the real difficulty is limiting yourself to one or two.

And for healthy Easter baking ideas, make sure you check out our Guilt Free Chocolate Treats & Baking Book here

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Here, we’ve put together a range of healthy recipes that you can choose from to prepare your Easter celebrations.

Just because there are chocolate Easter eggs everywhere at this time of year, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Eating healthy, fresh foods and spending time with your family is what an enjoyable life is all about.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."