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Celebrating Easter on The Body Ecology Diet 🦋

Celebrating Easter on The Body Ecology Diet 🦋

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Nutritional support for people healing on Body Ecology Diet.

These alternate Easter ideas are for people of all ages on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.), a gut healing protocol specifically designed to balance yeast, viral, and bacterial overgrowth. I started B.E.D. when my boys were 2 and 7, key years for celebrating holidays, and found Easter by far the easiest!

Food is central on Easter, esp. sugar and man-made color. Going without either is easy or not depending how old the kids are and what they are accustomed to. My children attended Waldorf school and as a result they experienced less “mainstream culture/way of eating”. In this way my life was easier as a mom healing with B.E.D. principles as I only had to stretch so far to adapt to what my kids were observing in school as their peers tended to be from more nutritionally-minded families who also supported a sugar-free, man-made color free learning environment.

When my oldest started public school he became harder to please as he wanted to fit in with his peers who all wore bright blue tongues from bright blue lollipops and so on. I moved with this and found he preferred folded dollar bills in plastic eggs, which this took the sting out of what he was not getting, like jelly-beans!

Easter is a time of regeneration and I am glad, whether following this diet or not, to encourage treats that promote health for my family. Celebrating Easter with B.E.D. doesn’t have to be boring; you must only put more creative thinking into the holiday before the day approaches.

I hope the list below makes your holiday fun and please comment on how you celebrate the day. We learn from each other; ideas below are ‘gluten, refined sugar, pasteurized dairy, yeast-free’ and most are stage 1– approved. I put (*) next to those best reserved as an occasional treat or for stage 2. If you have an autistic child, here is a dad’s guide.

Toy Treats
  • Fill plastic eggs with stickers, balloons, treats, coins, and trinkets.
  • Buy a small Lego set, divide pieces into plastic eggs, and mark each egg with a name or # so kids can complete the set.
  • Make these beautiful embroidery floss Easter eggs.
  • Wrap play dough in wax paper and tie up with a small Easter cookie cutter tucked into the bow.
  • Silly Putty eggs will add some excitement!
  • Plan a backyard scavenger hunt and strategically hide eggs with clues and actions they must complete to reach the end. Instead of hiding treats in eggs, hide a clue to lead the hunters to the next egg. At end of hunt, you can hide a larger gift (i.e., kite, board game).
  • Put a bottle of bubbles in the basket.
  • A coloring book and box of sharp crayons is fun no matter our age.
  • Wrap stage 1/2 treats for basket or as a filler for plastic eggs.
  • Oriental Trading Company has tiny trinkets and pig erasers 🐖
Food Treats 

Have fun making this your best Easter yet 🙂

May all bellies be happy!

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