Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

6 Apr

Easter Sunday is quickly approaching! Yay! For many of us, this holiday unofficially marks the beginning of spring, and all things bright, beautiful, and warm. It’s also a major religious holiday, which for many people means trips to church, family gatherings, and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny!

If you are the designated Easter bunny in your family, it’s up to you not to fill their baskets with tons of nasty junk food. That’s gross. I mean really, with swimsuit season quickly approaching, the last thing they need is a dozen chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs to plump them up. Instead, make healthy Easter baskets that won’t leave your loved ones nursing a food hangover on Monday.

Dogs love to be dressed up like the Easter Bunny.

Healthy Easter Basket Ideas:

Gift Cards: Don’t panic, I’m not suggesting that you stuff your Easter baskets with $50 gift cards. Unless you’re a billionaire, in which case rock that out. Otherwise just put one or two $5-$10 gift cards in your loved ones Easter baskets. Chose stores like iTunes, Amazon, Starbucks, Subway, and other places where they can buy something sweetly inexpensive.

Coffee: Buy a pound of coffee. If you really want to go with the typical “sweets” theme that Easter baskets typically have, buy a flavored kind like chocolate, peanut butter, or crème brulee. This will taste great to a coffee lover, without making them fat. You can also substitute tea for non-coffee drinkers.

Carrots: If they’re good enough for the Easter Bunny, they’re good enough for anyone.

Skinny Cow Chocolate Bars : Even I’ll admit that Easter baskets aren’t complete without at least a little bit of candy! Personally, I love, love, love Skinny Cow chocolate. It’s low-fat, low-calorie, and tastes delicious! Honestly, Skinny Cow chocolate doesn’t even have that awful diet taste that many healthier candy products have. It’s magic!

Lottery Tickets: Scratch off lottery tickets are fun, inexpensive, and appropriate for any occasion. They make great Easter basket ideas, especially since a winning ticket could bring the recipient big money!

This is what happens when the Easter Bunny eats too much candy.

Kashi GOLEAN Protein Bars: Who wouldn’t love the give the gift of protein on Easter Sunday? If your loved ones are health food nuts, or even if you just think they should be, stuff their Easter baskets with protein bars. These ones from Kashi are actually really good too.

Toothbrush: My Easter Bunny always brings me a toothbrush. She knows there’s nothing more important than good hygiene.

Cosmetics: For ladies’ Easter baskets (and men who like to wear makeup), you can easily slip a bottle of nail polish, lip gloss, mascara, or lotion into the mix. Just make sure it’s a brand and color that they like, and not Wet ‘n’ Wild metallic blue eye shadow.

Travel-Sized Products: Not only are travel-sized products great Easter basket ideas because they’re tiny, they’re also beautifully practical. If any of your loved ones are planning an upcoming trip, (especially men, because they would never think to buy these themselves) these mini products will be super appreciated! Purchase items such as shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, lotion, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste, and anything else that looks small, awesome and useful.

Sugar-Free Gum: The most important aspect of conversation is not what you’re saying, but how your breath smells. If you smell like an onion factory every time you open your mouth, no one will hear anything you’re saying, because they’ll be too busy trying to get away from you! This is why putting sugar-free gum in Easter baskets is a great idea. Friends don’t let friends have bad breath.

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3 Responses to “Healthy Easter Basket Ideas”

  1. M. Phyllis Jerpi April 6, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    I’m e-mailing this post to Bunny Headquarters right away! 🙂

  2. Terry Marburger April 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Good Info. Smart way to also fill an Easter Basket

    • thejerp April 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

      Thanks for reading Mom & Terry!

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