Healthier Easter Basket Treats and fun for your Kids
For Easter in our house, I love coming up with creative and fun alternatives for my boy’s baskets rather than a whole basket full of only candy. I do want to include some candy though, and have found some better alternatives. 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? Your kids will love these healthier Easter Basket treats!
I have always loved making fun themed Easter Baskets. I have two boys who love Star Wars. In the basket pictured here I went with Yoda slippers, mini Lego figures, and some silly putty. healthier food additions are are some organic lollipops, unreal chocolate pieces, unreal peanut butter cups and hard boiled eggs. I had two very happy and excited boys! Here are some alternative ideas for Healthier Easter basket treats for your kids.
Healthier Easter treat ideas
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, World Market and Trader Joes will help you find fun treats with natural dyes and no high fructose corn syrup.
- Unreal candy (mock MNMs, peanut butter cups, ect) so good!
- Surf Sweets
- Yummy Earth Lollipops
- hard boiled eggs
- clif bars
- granola and carrots (rabbit feed)
- Chocolate Rocks ( I found these at World Market)
Outdoor fun Easter basket ideas
- seeds and a watering can
- a butterfly net
- sidewalk chalk
- pool toys
Clothing fun Easter basket ideas
- fun socks
- new swim wear
- rain boots
Misc. fun Easter Basket Ideas
- bubble bath
- card games
- coupon books for an outing
- gift card for a restaurant they love
- craft supplies
- silly putty
I hope that these healthier Easter Basket treat 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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