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Egg-cellent Ways to Celebrate Easter Without Harming Animals: George’s Vegetarian/Vegan Guide to the Easter Season

It’s that time of year again my friends, the time when bunnies and eggs reign supreme.  But are you ready to celebrate Easter in style without harming our furry and feathered friends?  You bet your sweet vegan bunnies you are!  With Easter fast approaching, I know you’re probably itching to start planning your holiday celebrations.  But before you go running to Woolies to stock up on eggs and ham, I have some egg-cellent news for you: you don’t need to harm animals to celebrate Easter.

That’s right folks!  It’s time to put down the animal products and embrace a plant-based Easter celebration.  Trust me, your body (and the planet!) will thank you for it.  Here are some ways I’m making my Easter holiday cruelty-free and fabulous this year.

Decorate with Plants and Flowers

Let’s get real, Easter decorating is a killer way to show off your creative side, but don’t settle for plastic eggs or toxic paint when it’s that easy to nail a natural and planet-friendly vibe.  Bring in some fresh flowers from your garden or potted plants to add a burst of colour and life to your Easter table.  Not only will they look tres chic, but they’ll also make your home feel alive and smell amazing.

Host a Plant-Based Easter Brunch

Why settle for a basic Easter lunch when you can wow everyone with a plant-based brunch instead?  Get ready to level up your brunch game with some seriously tasty vegan delights.  We’re talking vegan quiches packed with tofu and veggies, vegan pancakes stacked with fresh fruit and vegan omelettes made with chickpea flour that are gonna rock your world.  And of course, what’s brunch without a fresh mimosa made with 100% vegan-certified Prosecco and freshly squeezed orange juice?  Amiright?

Ditch the Ham and Lamb

I know, I know, everyone *expects* their roast meat for Easter lunch, but if you’re really serious about protecting our animal friends and doing your bit for the environment, why not try some veggie or vegan alternatives?  Try a vegetarian ham or a savoury mushroom roast.  Or if you’re feeling a little Martha Stewart – try making your own vegan shepherd’s pie with lentils and veggies, trust me, your taste buds (and your Dad) won’t even know the difference!

Make Delicious Vegan Treats

Who says avoiding animal products means missing out on delicious Easter treats?  It’s time to get your taste buds poppin’ with some seriously tasty vegan options that are just as good (if not better) than the non-vegan stuff.  Think dark chocolate bunnies made with fair-trade cocoa, hot cross buns with plant-based milk and butter, and carrot cake with vegan cream cheese icing (cause that’s what the Easter Bunny eats). 

Celebrate with a Vegan Egg Hunt

What’s Easter without an epic egg hunt?  But this year, let’s ditch the real eggs and go for something a little more sustainable and eco-friendly – like paper eggs or plant-based plastics that you can compost after the hunt.  Not only does this protect the planet from plastic waste, but it also creates nutrient-rich soil for your garden or lawn.  Win/win.  And let's not forget about the best part – filling those eggs with vegan choccies and lollies that'll make your taste buds explode with happiness.

Volunteer at an Animal Sanctuary

Looking for a way to give back this Easter?  Why not volunteer at an animal rescue and make a real difference?  Not only will you get to hang out with some furry friends, but you’ll be making a positive impact at the same time.  Check with your local shelter on the best way to help out this Easter.

Bunny Vids and Chill

And please, please do not even think about buying a pet bunny this Easter!  I know they’re cute, but pet rabbits need A LOT of time and attention.  So many people buy bunnies impulsively around Easter time without realising the commitment, leading to a whole lot of abandonment once y’all figure out how much work having a pet really is.  Instead, get your cuteness fix by scrolling some social media famous bun-buns!  Check out @bunnymama and @bunnymelv on Instagram or @theislandbuns and @jojosbunbuns on TikTok for some next-level bunny cuteness.

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So there you have it folks.  Say goodbye to the old-school, animal product-packed Easter celebrations and hello to a new, plant-based, cruelty-free good time.  From decorating with plants and flowers to hosting a vegan brunch or egg hunt, there are so many fun (and delicious) ways to celebrate Easter in an ethical and sustainable way.  So go ahead, get creative and enjoy a fabulous Easter season that’s kind to our furry and feathered friends.

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