Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

Written by Malissa Spacek on April 3, 2013

Are you wanting to avoid letting your kids have all excess sugar and processed sweets this Easter weekend? When picking out baskets for the kids in your life this year, try putting some of these fun items in there instead of the usual candy.

A basket of puzzles
Bubbles
Kite
Seeds with gardening gloves and tools
Play-Doh
Packages of baseball cards
Bead-making kit
Lip gloss
Board games
Scrapbooking kit and throw-away camera
PC or video games
Books on Easter
Easter bunny cut-out books
Jewelry making kits
Jump Rope
Sidewalk chalk

 

However if you are planning on putting some candy in those baskets, here some nutritional information of some of the more popular candies this year to help you make healthy decisions.

2 Dark Chocolate Covered Peeps: 110 calories
4 Peeps: 128 calories
35 Jelly Belly jelly beans: 140 calories
3 Tbsp of M&M’s Chocolate Candies Bunny Mix, Peanut: 154 calories
3 Lindt Mini Dark Chocolate Gold Bunnies: 150 calories
Half of a 3.5 oz Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunny (regular size): 135 calories
3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures Pastels: 132 calories
1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg: 180 calories
10 Cadbury Mini Eggs: 158 calories
1 Cadbury Creme Egg: 150 calories

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