We all love those big chocolate rabbits that we bite the ears off and eventually get the whole thing eaten by supper on Easter! Well, that is what I did as a child and thought nothing of it. Now I am like, “I can’t believe I ate all that chocolate; I wonder how much fat and calories were in that thing?”
As a mother, I am torn between the fun and yumminess of the chocolate rabbit, and the responsible and healthy choice I should make for my son. I think it best to add some healthy alternatives to the basket this year. Here are some ideas:
- Cheese sticks
- Granola mix with “Easter” colored M&M’s mixed in
- More plastic eggs with money – like change for younger children to learn how to count
- Art supplies
- Gardening supplies
- Athletic/exercise equipment – soccer ball, jump rope, etc.
Happy Easter and remember, be creative!