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Here we go, Spring is in the air!! That means Easter is right around the corner.
Easter can be filled with artificial colors and flavors, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s have our fun and stay healthy.
Here are some tips for having a healthy Easter.
Let’s start with the most obvious place: candy.
Here’s what I’m putting in the boys’ baskets this year:
Divine Milk Chocolate Speckled Eggs I also found these at Whole Foods.
Here are some options to color your eggs without artificial colors:
Or you can dye your eggs with things you have in your kitchen. Check out this recipe to dye your own eggs from Weelicious.
Ideas for Easter baskets
Gardening stuff-getting ready for spring
Speed Stacks Stacking cups Yes, it’s a thing. My boys love these and even have the timer and mat.
Books: Wrinkle in Time–this is a cool graphic version of the book. I think it’s so fun to read a book together then see the movie.
Spy School Series–My boys love these books. We even listened to one in the car as a book on tape and I have to admit, I was hooked too.
Sarabecca natural perfume-because the only way to get a perfume without chemicals and to know exactly what’s in it, is to use essential oils.
Face wash and lotion for girls-Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser
Giving Key Necklace. You pick your inspirational word, wear it and when you find someone that needs it more than you, pass it on. I would give my tween a list of words from the website, have them pick the one that means the most to them or inspires them, then surprise them with this necklace. They also have bracelets and key chains. The Giving Keys is a social impact brand employing people transitioning out of homelessness. Love.
Hammock. Find a tree or a post and you’re relaxing in minutes. Have you heard of hammocking: According to www.criticalcactus.com “Hammocking is a social affair. the more ‘mockers, the merrier. For the first time, hanging out is taken completely literally. Relaxing together, enjoying each other’s company while swinging is made possible because of the availability of lightweight (nylon) hammocks.”
Our favorite Easter Tradition:
We love growing our own Easter grass. It’s a fun activity for the kids to plant and check on it every day. This is wheatgrass and you can add it to your smoothies when it’s ready! Here’s my post from last year showing the step-by-step.
Easy healthy meal option
Easter is our holiday to host. This year it falls on Spring Break so we won’t be hosting, but here are some tips for having a healthy meal for a crowd.
I don’t love cooking for large crowds, so here’s my not-so-little secret.
I order our meal from Whole Foods. Then I ask a few people to bring things and it is so stress-free! Last year we had 11 adults and 4 kids. The Whole Foods family meal came with a 7-9# ham, 2# asparagus, 2# mashed potatoes. We added one more 4# ham, 2# more of mashed potatoes, 2 dozen deviled eggs, and an egg cake that served 6-8.
Others brought a salad, fruit, relish and veggie tray, cheese tray, and another dessert. For drinks we had mimosas and punch.
There was plenty of food and lots of leftover ham. My husband monitors the Easter egg hunt and I can enjoy the guests. Win-Win.
I hope this inspires to have a healthy Easter. Let’s not stress ourselves out. Then we have more time for what really matters.
With love + gratitude,