Keto Buttercream Eggs! A deliciously sugar-free Easter treat. And easy to make, if you’re a last minute planner like me.
I am absolutely determined to go completely sugar-free for Easter this year. Well, I myself am always sugar-free but my kids are not. It’s tough when you have children and friends and family want to spoil them. I find myself torn very often, with wanting to allow them a treat here and there, but really wanting to just pitch all the sugary things in the garbage bin.
Yes, so there you have it. My kids are not entirely low carb. This is a question I received a lot when I was on book tour, speaking in front of audiences. While it is my dearest wish to have my kids on the keto lifestyle, they are old enough to offer me significant resistance on this matter. And I have a relationship to preserve with my children. I have one teenager and one tween, and a younger one who knows her own mind. I could put my foot down and try to control everything they put in their mouths but I have seen that backfire too often. In fact, I grew up in a household where control over food was a serious issue. I only lived there part-time (my parents were divorced) but I saw a younger sibling develop an eating disorder because of this. I simply don’t want that to be an issue for us.
The way I see it, my job as a parent is to lay the foundation of good sense and understanding for my kids. Like a teacher, my job is to pass on knowledge and information to the best of my ability. What my children do with it is, in the final accounting, up to them. So we discuss nutrition often in our house and I advise them to make smart choices. And we eat mostly low carb when they are under my roof, but outside the home I can’t control everything they do. It’s a struggle for me at times, to say the least.
But I also think another part of my “job” is to create keto goodies that are so good, they want them more than the sugary stuff. And I succeed at this mission a fair bit of the time. These keto buttercream eggs were no exception! I had fun with them, doing some with basic vanilla buttercream and some flavored with a little cherry extract and some natural food coloring. The kids loved them and I know that with low carb, sugar-free treats like these, they won’t miss the Easter candy!