Here’s How to Make an Incredible Vegan Easter Basket
Easter is known as a day of gift-filled baskets, and the Easter Bunny is officially on his way! Easter baskets were my favorite part of the holiday growing up, and I know that many people feel the same. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to choose kind and creative alternatives to animal products for your Easter celebration! Here are our tips for putting together an amazing vegan Easter basket:
• Easter Candy
No Easter basket would be complete without a boatload of sweets, and while plenty of candies just happen to be vegan, there are also vegan versions of many Easter favorites. Our top picks include Jelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix, Swedish Fish and Skittles Easter eggs, Lake Champlain Dark Chocolate Easter Bunny (find it at Whole Foods!), Dum Dum Easter Bunny Pops, Go Max Go candy bars, and Annie’s Bunny Grahams.
• Healthy Snacks
Easter baskets can be so much more than candy. Consider balancing the sugary treats in your basket with a few healthy snacks. Think small bags of pretzels or dried fruit, applesauce or chia squeeze packets, and granola bars.
• Toys and Activities
Walk into pretty much any store right now and you will see a seemingly endless assortment of Easter-themed toys and activities for kids (and kids at heart!). Grab some egg-shaped chalk, coloring books, or stickers. Or consider adding a fun animal-themed book, like Sprig the Rescue Pig!
Feeling inspired? Here are some more ideas for celebrating a compassionate Easter holiday this year:
- Instead of decorating birds’ eggs, buy fun EggNots—vegan-friendly, ceramic eggs made for dyeing—or standard plastic eggs that can be painted, hidden, and reused each year.
- For a delicious dinner the whole family will love, try the Tofurky Ham Roast! According to the Tofurky website, “this ham has a tender, smoky flavor complimented by a sweet, tangy glaze.” Read our review here.
And last but not least, here are a few yummy plant-based Easter-themed brunch recipes! Enjoy!