April 13, 2014

Easter Can Be Healthy

 Our family loves our family traditions - Easter brunch, baskets, egg hunts. We discovered we could still have a traditions, but make them healthy for our family. We decided to change things for the better this year.

Dried fruits in Easter Basket

What did we do?

We made our Easter Baskets and held an Easter egg hunt with healthy choices. And guess what? Our children loved the Easter Baskets and Easter egg fillings just as much as any other year!

How did we do it? 

We gave them mostly Dollar Tree toys and garden supplies. Yes, they also got treats. What did we add to their baskets? They got dried fruit, a few pieces of dark chocolate covered mango, a Larabar, and fruit leather. (Side note: My children love Larabars and they don't get them because they are too expensive.)  What about Easter eggs? We added stickers, coins (pennies, dimes and nickels), balloons, wrapped prunes, raisins, organic fruit snacks, and a few other toys.

This is what our children's Easter baskets looked like:

We did have a little more sweets in the house than normal, and I would have added a chocolate bunny except they got one from a family friend. We decided that we were not going to make the holiday about sweets, because they always stay around longer than we want. We really don't want the children eating sweets. The less there is in the house the better it is for everyone.
How did your family do this Easter? Add your comments below and let us know what you did!


Cari Dunn said...

Great ideas for non-chocolate basket goodies. I'm sure your kids won't even miss the big chocolate bunny.

Unknown said...

It's funny. Since I eat more dark chocolate now, Easter bunnies don't even taste good now. Even the dark chocolate ones are just meh.

Good for you to find healthier options!

Adrianne said...

Thanks ladies. My children love their Easter baskets and this was a great reminder to me what I need to put in them. I don't need the candy in the house!!