Healthy Easter Alternatives

Healthy Easter

There will be plenty of time for treats at Easter dinner. Fill their basket with something different!

Happy Spring everyone! It’s been a long winter and I’m so glad this weather is finally easing up. I’ve done a little Spring cleaning and I found this post from way back when. Thought I’d dust it off and give it a little update.

Needless to say, I literally did a lot of spring cleaning (the green way) in the house last week and it felt amazing :)

But, back to Easter and Spring.

I’ve looked into alternatives to the regular Easter candy junk (sugar is my arch nemesis). We limit sugar when we can because the health effects aren’t worth it for us. I constantly look for alternatives that are just as tasty.

Instead, I’m going to put little toys in her Easter basket instead of candy and maybe make some gluten-free, sugar-free brownies (they’re good I swear) for her to get her food fix.

If you’re like me and don’t want to give the average chocolate bunny, here are some other options for you to explore:

1. I saw this cute idea on Candy Stilettos.com. Use Goldfish to make a “carrot.” Put them in a plastic candy bag and tie with green ribbon and voila!

2. Stickers (great egg stuffer), play dough, markers, movie passes or clothes

3. Nuts. Stella loves peanuts that are still in the shell and roasted in Tabasco sauce (what can I say, the kid loves spice). A bag of pistachios or flavored almonds are a wonderful treat for anyone

4. If you have to do chocolate, go dark. It has fewer calories and fat and can also be good for you (in moderation of course)

5. Make your own treats. A little honey or pure maple syrup in a recipe is such a fantastic alternative to sugar

I hope this little tidbit helps make your Easter a sweet one (pun intended). With a little planning, sugar never has to dominate your day!

 

How do you do Easter treats? Tell me in the comments, I’ll see you there!

xo,

Rana

About Rana Mancini Cavanaugh

Rana is a Chic Mama dedicated to helping other Mama's live a fuller, happier, healthier life through this blog. She is proud to announce she just finished an eBook on how to travel with kids and is finishing up her first novel. She is a happy wife to her sweetheart since the fourth grade and Mama to a lovely little girl. Happy Travels! xo

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