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Fun, Fit and Flavorful Easter Basket Goodies

Healthier Ways to Think Outside the Basket

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4/19/2014 3:45:41 AM

JULIAINLA's SparkPage
Great article! But I dont have any kids to make baskets for. The only kid who gets one is ME (BIGGG kid.) And it is from family and usually filled with chocolates and sugar peeps. I am going to resist it and bring it to my work. Will try to eat fruit only at brunch for desert-wish me luck-I'm on day 5 of my restart! A happy, healthy Easter/holiday to everyone and their kids and famlies!
4/18/2014 2:53:08 PM

DEPSERV's SparkPage
My grandkids are spoiled and will crab if they get anything healthy, then for the rest of the day they'll act like they're victims of the most horrible oppression, because they got cheated out of the candy they supposedly were owed, just for being kids. Can't fool them by making healthy food look good.

Years ago a little before Easter I was on a job where someone hid plastic eggs all over for the employees to find, and inside each one was a note saying to take it to the office for something like a cash prize or paid day off. Before long the job was essentially shut down because everyone was hunting for eggs. The problem was the office didn't know anything about it. And they weren't very happy about it. They never did find out who hid the eggs.
3/27/2013 1:08:49 PM

LIZZING's SparkPage
Dollar Tree has pedometers and I agree that they would be great for older children. I have one and they are quite accurate. My son is only 20mnth, so he'll be getting his favorite healthy snacks in new snack size reusuable containers & some other Dollar Tree items...a new set of kids size ishes, some learning flashcards, a coloring book and colors, bath toys and a little bit of candy.
3/27/2013 12:09:45 AM

LIZZING's SparkPage
Dollar Tree has pedometers and I agree that they would be great for older children. I have one and they are quite accurate. My son is only 20mnth, so he'll be getting his favorite healthy snacks in new snack size reusuable containers & some other Dollar Tree items...a new set of kids size ishes, some learning flashcards, a coloring book and colors, bath toys and a little bit of candy.
3/26/2013 10:43:52 PM

TERIANA's SparkPage
When they were little my kids used to get a DVD of their favorite cartoon, a new toothbrush, little Easter toys, and plastic Easter eggs with coins in them. Much more fun than boiled eggs and carrots (seriously??)
3/26/2013 8:07:30 PM

HALF_THE_GIRL's SparkPage
How about putting a pedometer in each basket ? That way when you are trying to encourage 10,000 steps a day , they can see their progress . I also think a bag of baby carrots can be incorporated into an easter basket ( maybe with a couple Hidden Valley Ranch packets )
3/26/2013 6:45:32 PM

BRITTTURTLE's SparkPage
I'm always bummed when eggs are mentioned. They are high in saturated fat and saturated with chemicals, not to mention the inhumane treatment of chickens in factory farms. Go vegan.
3/26/2013 3:57:31 PM

ITSANEWDAY4LIFE's SparkPage
Jello Jiggler Eggs can be bright colors and fun!
3/26/2013 3:21:43 PM

CHERIONE's SparkPage
Cadbury mini eggs. I can't even think about them without gaining weight.
3/26/2013 2:22:43 PM

TEXASREDTOO's SparkPage
We color code the eggs so an older child can only find the blue eggs which are hidden more stealth than the yellow eggs which are for a younger child. Then I often leave notes like "go look in the hallway closet for a surprise!" Then I will hide new flip flops or a jump rope - something that was too large for a plastic egg. This has kept my older kids continuing look for eggs with ther younger siblings since their prizes are age appropriate. (Like an iTunes giftcard).
3/26/2013 12:00:31 PM

LORNE67's SparkPage
Wow!! Great ideas that I never thought about. Thank you for the tips. Now I know what I will put in my granddaughter's Easter basket.
3/26/2013 10:27:17 AM

SNOWEATER's SparkPage
Since it's Spring, we started the habit of giving our kids a plant for Easter. One year it was one of those eggs where grass grows from it. One year it was a pepper seeds they could grow during the fall another year it was bulbs in bloom then planted in the fall to have every year.
4/18/2011 3:52:40 PM

KANSASROSE67's SparkPage
Love the idea of including jump ropes and balls! We have always dyed and hidden real eggs, not candy, so no temptations there! We store them in the fridge right away and eat them all week!
4/18/2011 2:45:27 PM

PDILLARD5's SparkPage
Hey thanks for this....so love easter candy ...not really craving it yet....so that might be good but the other ideas awesome.....thanks
4/18/2011 9:40:47 AM

WORTHEYMOM's SparkPage
Love these ideas! We have bubbles and other outside toys for this year's baskets. I think I might see about a scavenger hunt for the kids to find their baskets. Sounds like so much fun!

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