Easter is often full of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans in all the shades of the rainbow, and fluffy chicken-shaped marshmallows. Almost anything is okay in moderation, but if you’re trying to eat healthier, maybe a basket full of sugar isn’t quite what the Easter Bunny should deliver to your house this year. Whether you’re swapping baskets with a friend or making one for your kids, consider swapping out at least some of the sugary treats for these!
Nuts are full of healthy omegas and always make a great snack. Plus, you can find ones that come in fun packaging (or just add them to a colored bag of your own). Mix your own combination or pick up your kid’s favorite!
Apples, oranges, bananas, and kiwis all make for yummy sweet treats.
3. Shakeology Packets
Doing an Easter swap with a friend? Make sure you add a packet or two of Shakeology in a flavor you think they’d love.
4. Baby Carrots
Why not add something to the basket that the Easter Bunny would eat? Pre-packaged carrots are fun to nibble on, whether on their own or with a healthy dip like hummus.
5. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Why put in fake chocolate eggs when you can stick to the real deal? Color them ahead of time with your kids and add a few to the basket. You might even want to hide some around the house for them to find! Here are some tips on how to perfectly hard boil eggs.
Give your friend something nice to sip after brunch is done. Just make sure to add a tea strainer if you add a container of loose tea to the basket. They come in all sorts of fun shapes these days.
7. Lip Balm
Although not edible, everyone can enjoy a little lip moisture! Plus, you can pick ones that have a fun flavor or color.
8. Fitness Accessories
From water bottles and headphones to cute socks and headbands, fitness accessories are easy to find and are super useful for your fit friend!
What healthy things would you add to an Easter basket?