A Healthier Easter: Treat Recipes & Creative Ideas for Your Family

When it comes to Easter, traditional treats can lead to the over-consumption of more than twice the daily recommended sugar intake in one sitting. The recommendation for school-aged children is to limit consumption of added sugar to 4 teaspoons per day.

To keep things healthy and fun this Easter, take the opportunity to fill his or her basket with items based on interests and personality, or try making a new healthy recipe for your little ones.

Here are a few of my suggestions:

  • Building Creative Easter Baskets for Kids: The creative child, the thinker, the energetic child -these are just a few of the themes you can build on. Here’s how to make them.

Creative easter basket

Homemade bunny "poop"

  • Bell Pepper Chicks with Veggies & Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip: This visual, fun recipe is something the kids can help pull together for your next family gathering. This homemade dip mimics the texture and zesty flavor of store-bought options without the added fat and calories. Get the recipe here.

bell pepper chickens

  • A Healthier Egg Hunt: Surprise Easter Egg Snacks: Offering bite-sized healthy snacks in Easter eggs is a great way to sneak in protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Doing so is also a fun way to encourage and introduce kids to try new foods. Get the recipe here.

surprise easter egg snacks

Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

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