Easter is commonly synonymous with chocolate, treats, brunches, and other calorie-filled items. However, for kids, it doesn’t have to be so unhealthy! Below are four ways that you can make Easter healthier for your children – without spoiling their fun!
1. Bypass Easter candy for the basket. Avoid all the jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and other holiday treats. Instead, fill their baskets with small toys, books, and other fun things. Along with making the gifts healthier, these will last much longer than that 1/2 pound bunny you see in the Easter aisle. If you do want to include food, opt for healthy items such as raisins, dried fruit, or a homemade version of an Easter treat (so you can make it healthier).
2. Attend multiple Easter egg hunts. Giving your children a fun way to be active is always important. For Easter, they can get their exercise from running around and locating eggs. If your family only does one event, check to see if there are others hosted in your town. If not, you can always do a few more egg hunts in your own front yard. Tip: Use plastic eggs so they can withstand multiple hunts!
3. Have Easter brunch at home. It may be a family tradition that everyone loads up in the car and goes out to eat for breakfast or brunch on Easter Sunday. However, these places tend to be packed with calories and unhealthy fats. Instead, opt for an at-home meal. Get the children involved with the preparation, and be sure to include a healthy dessert!
4. Have an Easter bunny snack! What is a rabbit’s favorite food? Carrots! Celebrate the holiday by eating carrots. They are very nutritious and the holiday will give your children a good reason to eat the veggie! Even pick y eaters may want to join in on the fun snack time.