This Sunday, the Easter Bunny will be hopping by to drop off baskets of goodies, pastel-colored eggs will be hunted, and holiday dinners will be prepared. While many associate Easter with chocolate, candy, and large feasts, there are plenty of opportunities to incorporate healthy activities and snacks. Here are some healthy ways to enjoy Easter with your loved ones:
- Easter egg puzzle hunt. Instead of using chocolate or candy, fill your Easter eggs with puzzle pieces! Once you’ve collected all the eggs, work together to solve the puzzle. This is a fun way to get the entire family involved in the activity.
- Bunny hop race. Just like the potato sack race, work together in teams or pairs to hop to the finish line. All you need are some bunny ears to do the bunny hop!
- Dye Easter eggs. This classic activity is fun all around for the entire family. Keep a few hard-boiled eggs on the side just in case anyone needs a nutritious protein snack.
- Healthy Easter baskets. Ask the Easter Bunny to substitute activities or small toys such as crayons, notepads, stickers, and bubbles in your children’s baskets instead of chocolate and candy.
- Veggie flowers. Opt for a healthier snack option by making colorful veggie flowers. Simply cut mini peppers into rings and insert string beans as the stems.
- Make Healthier Choices. Easter dinner is the perfect opportunity to serve a delicious dinner that is enjoyable for the entire family. Serve a lean protein along with plenty of your favorite green vegetables like broccoli, green beans, and asparagus.