Healthier Easter Basket ideas

Healthier Easter Basket ideas

For Easter in our house, I love coming up with creative alternatives for my boy’s baskets rather than a whole basket full of candy. I have done a lot of research on food additives and dyes and know how they negatively affect my kids.   Did you know some other countries do not even allow synthetic food dyes in their foods?  

There are several companies that have candy with better ingredients and no food dyes such as the ones listed below.  
Heading out to places like Aldi, Lidl and Trader Joes will help you find fun treats with natural dyes and no HFCS.

In the basket pictured there are some organic lollipops, unreal chocolate pieces, unreal peanut butter cups and hard boiled eggs.  I have boys who love Star Wars so for the non-food additions I went with Yoda slippers, mini Lego figures and some silly putty.   I had two very happy and excited boys!  Here are some alternative ideas for your baskets!

Outdoor fun

  • Bubbles
  • seeds and a watering can
  • a butterfly net
  • sidewalk chalk
  • pool toys
  • binoculars
  • frisbee
  • flashlights


  • slippers
  • fun socks
  • hats
  • new swim wear


  • stickers
  • tattoos
  • bubble bath
  • books
  • card games
  • coupon books for an outing
  • restaurant of their choice
  • craft supplies
  • silly putty

Healthier food ideas – still candy but better ingredients – no artificial dyes, HFCS or GMOS

  • Unreal candy  (mock MNMs, peanut butter cups, ect)  so good! 
  • Surf Sweets
  • Yummy Earth Lollipops
  • hard boiled eggs
  • oranges
  • apples
  • clif bars
  • granola and carrots (rabbit feed)

I hope that these ideas help you with some fun and healthier ideas for your kiddos Easter Baskets!

Wishing you a blessed and Happy Easter! ~ Lisa

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