Like many people, after we attended Easter service, my brothers and I would hunt throughout our house for an Easter basket, busting at the seams with chocolate bunnies, Cardbury Cream Eggs and Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. I would even devour those foam eggs (a la Circus Peanuts!).
Unfortunately, it's hard for any kid to resist eating the entire basket in a 24 hour period! My stomach hurt, but that didn't stop me. Now that I have a daughter, I won't deny her some sweet treats, but I am going to try to hold off on all the junk while I can influence what she eats.
There are some healthier ways to put together a fun Easter Basket--not loaded with a days worth of calories and fat.
I HAVE to include chocolate for my 17 month old daughter--something she has never tasted before!
I plan on buying a small amount of good quality chocolate or maybe even a chocolate covered strawberry or two.
Of course dark chocolate is best for your body, but because I usually buy enough to fit in my hand, I slip in a few seasalt sprinkled almond milk chocolates-WHOAAA!
City Street Sweets in Hyde Park has some amazing, freshly made selections.
Other Easter items I will include are:
-A small amount of freshly made chocolates including dark chocolate, milk and chocolate covered fruit
-Graham cracker bunnies or cheese crackers
-Stuffed bunny (she loves to hug bunnies!)
-Yogurt covered raisins
-An Easter book
-Plastic shaker eggs she can shake to music
-Green apple (her favorite)
-Ball or game to get her moving
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What are some of your healthier treats you like to give young kids?
Heather Van Nest