Dietitian April

Build A Healthier Easter Basket

Dietitian April’s Top 17 Easter Basket Ideas

Many parents get anxious thinking about having all the extra candy around the house during the Easter holiday.  There is room for all types of treats to celebrate the holiday.  However, if you are looking for a way to have a more balanced basket, here are some ideas of other things that you can combine with your traditional items.

Before I get the list started, I know you are going to guess… fruit!  Yes, that is correct, any fruit is a great idea and add color to the basket.  It’s a great way to add nutrition to the basket, however it’s not the only option.

Here is the list of other items from the aisles:

Food Items

  1. Zevia drinks
  2. Barnana snacks
  3. Lily’s chocolates
  4. Catalina Crunch cereal
  5. 100% fruit juice boxes
  6. Go-Go Squeeze Packs
  7. Welch’s fruit snacks 100% juice
  8. That’s It bars
  9. Yum Earth candy
  10. Kind Granola and Bars

Non-Food Items

  1. Books
  2. Sidewalk Chalk
  3. Crayons
  4. Toiletries (ex. Toothbrush, toothpaste)
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Colorful Band-aids
  7. Vegetable or Flower Seeds