A chocolate-lover's guide to the Easter weekend
Most of us love chocolate. And for some reason, it tastes even better when it’s moulded into fun shapes and wrapped in colourful paper!
If you’re a WW member you’ll know that you can enjoy all the foods you love and still lose weight - and that includes chocolate. However, it's good to be aware how many SmartPoints are in your favourite chocolate treats, so that you can plan accordingly and stay on track this Easter.
How many SmartPoints in popular Easter chocolates?
Higher than you thought? Don't worry - check out member Amy's Easter chocolate survival guide blog (which also includes a carrot cake baked oat muffins alternative) then scroll down for SmartPoints-friendly chocolate recipes fresh out the WW kitchen.
You can also check out our Easter hub for more seasonal recipes.
Here are our top tips for chocolate and healthier eating this Easter weekend:
1. Leftover chocolate tips
If you have chocolate falling out of the pantry after Easter, keep it in the freezer so you're less likely to nibble on it. Better still, if you've been loaded up with chocolate eggs, don't feel bad about giving them away - especially if you know that having them in the house will lead to eating them!
2. Less is more when it comes to rich food
Buy smaller, individually wrapped Easter eggs and use your SmartPoints Budget to work out how many you can enjoy. Dip into your Weeklies if you need to - that's what they're there for! Also, remember that often a smaller amount of dark chocolate will satisfy you more than the cheaper chocolate.
3. Snack on ZeroPoint™ foods
To help manage hunger, have a light snack before heading to your Easter celebrations. Choose the best looking options and have a small portion, and add lots of filling foods to your plate. Even better, bring a healthy dish made from ZeroPoint™ foods so you have a 'go to' option on the table.
4. Enjoy alcohol responsibly
Nominate yourself as designated driver to manage your SmartPoints Budget and ensure you don't drink more alcohol than planned. Find out how many SmartPoints are in your favourite tipple.
5. Add more movement to your day
The great thing about the Easter break is that you have more time to get active! Go for an early morning walk or arrange an Easter egg hunt ‘for the kids’ at the local park. It's also a great time to round up the family for a bike ride.