Building a Healthier Easter Basket

Let’s be honest, your kids do not need a basket full of candy.  You do not need the temptation.  Instead of making the holiday about the candy, you can enjoy your time with your kids since they wont be on a sugar high. 

There are many ways to make Easter baskets colorful and fun without the excessive sugar and calories!

Here are some ideas!

You can be as creative as you would like! If you have a vacation coming up, you can do a beach themed basket.  Include items such as shovels, pool toys, sunscreen and goggles! If your child is starting a recreational sport, stock them up with a new water bottle, sports shoes, and spirit wear!

We are not suggesting cutting out all treats from your Easter baskets.  Include a couple of their favorite sweets and fill with items that you will be purchasing soon anyway! If you’re still struggling on finding inspiration, stuff the baskets with board games, new books and art supplies! Worried about your budget?  You can get a lot of bang for your buck at the dollar tree!

Check out these basket inspirations courtesy of Pinterest! Links above photos!

Tween/teen boy basket

Beach themed basket 

Rainy days themed “baskets”