By Kate Horney
Easter is almost here, and for some of us that means lots and lots (and lots and lots) of sugar. Hello Marshmallow Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs…
While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a few Easter treats, filling up on jelly beans can lead to a sugar crash and cravings that go well past the holiday weekend. Whether you’re making a basket for a friend or a little one, here are some creative edible and non-edible healthy easter basket alternatives to help you avoid the candy coma.
Healthy Easter Basket Alternatives for Adults
- Kitchen Must Haves: Swap out your traditional basket for something you can use in the kitchen. Treat yourself or a loved one to a new pot or pan or some pastel mixing bowls! You could even fill it with herbs and veggies!
- Less-Sugar Treats: Enjoy healthier homemade desserts like homemade peanut butter eggs or dark chocolate pops, or you can download 15 of our favorite healthy dessert recipes here! Use these adorable Easter cookie cutters to make some iced protein sugar cookies.
- Egg Ideas: Decorated hard-boiled eggs add a splash of color (click here to dye them naturally or keep reading below to make your own gold eggs) to any adult Easter basket and you can use them later in a healthy hard-boiled-egg recipe like these healthy deviled eggs!
- Flowers: Spring flowers like tulips, dahlias, or lilies
- Dark Chocolate: If you’re going to put a little chocolate in your basket, choose antioxidant-rich dark chocolate for more fat loss benefits.
- Spring Gear: Pastel-colored nail polish or maybe some fitness gear like headbands, hair ties, water bottles or workout tanks. (And you can’t go wrong with some dry shampoo!)
Need some more Healthy Easter Basket Alternatives?
- Resist the call of those Reese Eggs and make these Guilt Free Brownies instead!
- This affordable Gymboss Interval Timer is great for BeyondFit Life workouts!
- These flip flops are my favorite and are perfect for Spring.
- This ball bangle comes in 3 colors so it’ll go great with whatever you’re wearing!
- Travel in style with this monogram cosmetic bag.
- Use one of my favorite Recycled Sail Cloth totes for errands or the beach!
- Keep your skin fresh and smooth with this Ultra Facial Cleanser.
- Treat yourself to these tasty dark chocolate sea salt almonds.
- Snack on the go with Almond Butter Squeeze Pack.
- Keep your feet comfy with these No Show Socks!
- Up your workout game with some new dumbbells!
Healthy Easter Basket Alternatives for Kids
- You can’t go wrong with sweet stuffed animals like this adorable lamb.
- These Easter Dishes make breakfast, lunch, and dinner fun!
- I love this wooden bunny push toy or soft thumb bunny.
- If you have kids in diapers, these are so cute!
- This pastel wooden smoothie play kit is adorable!
- Practical gifts like fun new shoes or swim suits are always a good idea.
- Keep your kid’s lunch fresh with these fun Stainless Steel Lunchboxes!
- These Spuni Soft Spoons are perfect for your teething little one.
- Keep mealtime mess down with these Happy Mats. Bonus: They come in 3 colors!
- With lots of trips to the beach and park coming up use BabyGanics Moisturizing Sunscreen.
- Your kids will love to snack on these Organic Cheese Sandwich Crackers!
- Fruit Snacks or “candy” without the sugar rush!
- What kid wouldn’t want a Nerf Gun in their Easter Basket??
- Jackson and Warren James LOVED riding this Rody!
- These Kids Camelbak Water Bottles come in 12 different prints!
- If your kiddo’s too young for a water bottle try these Spoutless Training Cups instead!
Other Great Healthy Easter Basket Alternatives Include:
- Small toys
- Stuffed bunnies
- Coloring books
- Watercolor paints
- Disposable cameras
- Packets of seeds and gardening tools
- Plastic eggs filled with glow sticks (to be used later for a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt)
- Play-Doh or Silly Putty (it even comes in its own egg)
- Pastel-colored socks, shoes, or even diapers!
Here are few fun and healthy recipes to try this Easter!
And don’t forget these fun way to decorate eggs:
OR Make Your Own Glitter Eggs!
I used Wilton Color Mist Spray, which you can find on Amazon. It comes in a whole range of colors, but I kept things simple by using the gold color mist with pastel colored eggs…
To make the eggs:
Step 1. First, dye the eggs in your chosen base color. Fill a small bowl with warm water, then add one tablespoon of vinegar, followed by several drops of liquid food coloring (or any other dye method) in your chosen color.
Step 2. Using a spoon, submerge a hardboiled egg in the dye bath for approximately 1 minute. Remove the egg from the dye bath and return to the egg carton to dry completely.
Step 3. Once your dyed eggs are fully dry, you can apply the food color spray. Place paper towels under the egg carton to protect your surface, then place eggs in every other row so that you have plenty of room to apply the spray. Hold the spray can 4-5 inches away from the egg and spray a thin layer of food coloring on the visible half of the egg, being sure to cover the entire surface of the egg. Allow the food color spray to dry completely, then apply additional layers if necessary.
The gospel message of Easter is a lens through which everything else in life can be seen- even our bodies- and it’s something I want to share.
God made your body. Jesus died for your body. The Holy spirit lives in your body…. Our bodies are made for worship and we are called to take care of them.
If you haven’t heard the gospel, don’t know how faith fits into your fitness, or how even your workout can become worship, please send me a message!
I’d love to talk & share more with you!
Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!
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