Healthy Easter basket? yes, its possible!
The Easter Bunny is the bearer of all things sweet, delicious, and right with the world. But this holiday doesn’t have to induce the same sugar high as Halloween. Instead, fill those Easter baskets with some healthy alternatives.
Nut Butter and Fruits
To keep the carrots company, chuck a few apples and bananas in that Easter basket. We like pairing them with an organic Almond Butter packets for a healthy fiber- and protein- filled snack..
Chocolate Covered Fruits
For a chocolate fix with a healthy dose of fruit, dip whole strawberries, grapes or banana slices in melted healthy chocolate.
Fruits on sticks! Easy and always beautiful
This time of year, drug stores and grocery stores stock their shelves with bunny- and egg- shaped treats… which are loaded with sugar, syrups, and hard-to-pronounce stuff. you can choose a healthier chocolate bar by keeping a few things in mind. To reap the benefits of dark chocolate, choose a bar with 70 percent or more cacao. Cacao has been shown to help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk for coronary heart disease . Make sure the first ingredient on the label reads “cocoa butter” or “cocoa liquor.” When sugar is the first ingredient, it may taste sweeter, but it has far fewer health benefits. Organic chocolate bars, while generally a little pricier, are more bang for your buck. Why? They’ve got fewer ingredients (usually just cocoa, sugar, and sometimes an emulsifier, vanilla, and milk) while other bars feature artificial flavors and cocoa processed with alkali (which knocks out some of the flavanol antioxidants) .
Or Make your own raw healthy chocolate!
You don’t have to tell us carrots aren’t as cool as chocolate; we know. But the Easter Bunny loves ‘em, right? Wrap a few carrot sticks with green ribbon. Toss a few individual hummus containers in the basket as well for a healthy dipper.
For a soothing sipper for after your gift has reached a sugar high, include some canisters or boxes of tea.
The handmade gift of nature, different selctions to everybody!
Whether this Easter basket is for a kiddo or not, sidewalk chalk is undeniably messy—and fun.
Budget-friendly, yet full of potential, the jump rope is a portable fitness must-have.
Often a go-to stocking stuffer, a lip balm also make for a great Easter basket filler. Pure’s Lip Balm is small and handy in every bag!
Small Fitness Gear
When the Easter feast and candy have settled, gift your Easter favorite with some small fitness essentials like headbands and athletic socks. And since Spring means more time outdoors, any running gadget will do it as well!
For a small-sized basket filler with a lot of opportunity, throw in a gift card for fitness apps or music to fuel workouts.