Healthier Options for your Easter Basket

Healthier Options for your Easter Basket

The Easter Bunny doesn’t always have short, fatty treats to fill your basket!

No, the bunny always has a fondness for well-being. If you’re trying to clean up your diet or slim down for spring, you don’t have to forget the holiday fun.

Here’s 10 healthy Easter (search now) basketball treats …

Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Overcome the chocolate eggs, cream-filled eggs, and marshmallow eggs and try something a little more traditional on Easter morning — a hard-boiled egg!

High in protein and balanced omega-3 fatty acids, hard-boiled eggs with pastel-tinted shells make a perfect centerpiece or basket goodie from Easter.

Dark Chocolate

Most milk-chocolate treatments at the bodega or grocery store are jam-packed with processed sugar and trans fats.

That doesn’t mean you have to give up on Easter chocolate entirely, though.

Simply substitute the varieties of milk and white for a small volume of dark chocolate (with at least 70 per cent cacao).

This will fulfill your sweet tooth while growing your risk of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure – all in one quick bunny hop!

Chocolate Covered Fruits

Strawberries, bananas, and apple slices are delicious, but they’re a safe Easter dream come true when they’re dipped in melted dark chocolate!

Place yours on skewers or place them in mini muffin cups so the chocolate doesn’t spill all over your basketball.

Gift Cards

If chocolate isn’t fun to you, please the Easter bunny.

Seek to tuck a few gift cards into baskets — for personal favorites such as coffee cards, Mp3 downloads, ebooks, restaurants, or movies.

Mini Carrots

What’s up with Doc? Bugs Bunny sure loved a fresh carrot in each episode so you’re little bunnies could enjoy the fun and nutrition of mini carrot sticks bundled in cellophane bags and wrapped with orange and green ribbon!

Bunny Crackers

Swap the same favorite goldfish crackers for your kids, just shaped like bunnies!

All-natural foods can be processed without any evils — like refined sugars and hydrogenated oils — in flavors such as cheddar, graham, vanilla and chocolate.

Trail Mix

I knew that soft, pastel and bunny-shaped Easter eggs were perfect for something because I began baking them with all-natural, pre-portion trail mix — made from a mixture of cocoa nibs, dehydrated fruits, yogurt-covered cranberries, and raw nuts.

Peanut Butter Cups

I’m not referring to eggs and cups filled with trans-fatty “peanut” butters and milk chocolate purchased at the supermarket.

I’m talking about making your own-dark chocolate and all-natural, fiber-rich, balanced almond or macadamia nut butter.

Raw Truffles

Instead of giving away a box of store-bought truffles, forage the real thing!

Raw truffles are a wonderful concoction of smoothly mixed raw nuts and seeds with dates, sea salt and cocoa powder for that soft, velvety chocolate taste!

Bunny-Themed Books

Step on it bunnies!

Treat yourself to some fun, holiday-themed reading when you send Peter Rabbit’s Adventures, Alice in Wonderland, or The Fox and the Hound.