There are several ways to celebrate the holiday weekend with fun, festive foods that aren't artificially colored or coated in sugar.
Have fun filling Easter eggs with healthy, age-appropriate finger foods instead of items like jelly beans and other hard candies that young kids could choke on. This will make you feel more at ease about their health and safety, while benefiting them in the big picture. Foster an appetite for less sugar and yet eyes on eggs still worth hunting for!
Here are my Top 20 Healthy Easter Egg Fillers
I will be filling the eggs at our house this coming weekend with these SWEET treats that have little to no added sugar:
1. MySuperFoods Hero Cookies and Granola Bites
2. Bitsy’s Brain Food Alphabet Shapes Smart Cookies
3. Annie's Homegrown bunny crackers
4. Cheerios, Chex, or other favorite whole grain cereals
5. Animal crackers
6. Raisins, dried cranberries, or dried blueberries
7. Pitted dates
9. Grapes (use caution with young children)
10. Yogurt melts
Be sure to keep in mind
If hiding these outside in areas with more moisture, some items may not stand up to the elements as well as your traditional wrapped candy (like crackers, cereal, and yogurt melts). Consider hiding immediately before the hunt, doing indoor Easter egg hunts, or using small boxes of raisins or items like mini Lara bars for less perishable alternatives.
There are SO many other options for non-food alternatives too. Here are a few of our favorites:
12. Temporary tattoos
13. Small bubble containers
14. Written out Bible verses
15. Small Safari Toob figures
16. Hair clips/accessories
17. Fun bandaids
18. Sidewalk chalk eggs (fits in larger eggs)
19. Lego pieces
20. Mini Nail Polishes
Hope you have an egg-cellent Easter!
All of these are easy ideas, appropriate for most ages! Help your kids get into the fun of Easter without all the unnecessary sugar and cheap junk. Pick items you actually WANT your kids to own or eat, and you'll enjoy a weekend with endless Easter egg hunts all the more.