Inside: Three simple and healthy Easter snacks your kids will love to make and eat.
Your family hasn’t even finished the chocolate candy from Valentine’s Day and it’s almost time for chocolate bunnies and candy eggs. How are you supposed to keep your family healthy when there is always another candy filled holiday? On top of that, how do you celebrate Easter like you usually do when you are at home and unable to go anywhere this year?
Try these cute and delicious healthy Easter snacks. They are as delicious as they are adorable. Using fruits and vegetables that kids love, these treats will be a hit at Easter parties this year.
Most of the ingredients you most likely have. If you don’t and you aren’t able to access the ingredients you need before Easter, improvise and use what you have. It’s OK if you don’t have all the ingredients or you can’t make these snacks exactly like the instructions say.
The best part about these nutritious Easter treats is that they are simple to make. Allow your children to help you make them for even more Easter fun!
Edible Easter Eggs
Your kids will gladly eat their fruits and vegetables when they see these adorable eggs. Your kids will love decorating them as much as they love decorating Easter eggs.
- Tortillas (Flour, spinach or gluten free)
- Cream cheese
Cut tortillas into an oval shape. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on them. I used veggie flavored cream cheese on the vegetable egg and strawberry cream cheese on the fruit egg.
Cut up fruits and vegetables in small, thin pieces. Place the pieces on top of the cream cheese in a pattern you would see on an Easter egg.
Use any other fruits and vegetables you would like. The possibilities are endless.
Easter Fruit Baskets
Serve these refreshing baskets of fruit after your kids are finished finding all the eggs they could during an Easter egg hunt.
- Green Grapes
- Red Grapes
- Edible Grass
- Paper Cups or Small Plastic Easter Baskets
I found edible grass at Hobby Lobby. The green grass tastes like green apple and the pink grass is strawberry flavored. The grass isn’t the healthiest, but I found it worked better than trying to make grass by putting green food coloring on coconut.
Put the edible grass in the bottom of a paper cup or a small plastic Easter basket. Place whole grapes and raspberries on top of the grass to represent Easter eggs. These will be the best “eggs” your kids will eat this Easter.
Your kids will forget about hollow chocolate bunnies when they see these fun edible bunnies.
Kids love to assemble these healthy Easter snacks just as much as they love to eat them.
- Tortillas or Thin Bagels (regular or gluten free)
- Regular Cream Cheese
- Strawberry Cream Cheese
- Pretzel Sticks
These bunnies are yummy with tortillas or bagels. If using tortillas, place one on a plate to represent the head of the bunny. Cut another one in half and put the halves above the whole tortilla to represent bunny ears.
If your child chooses a thin bagel, cut it in half. Place one round part of the bagel on a plate to represent the head of the bunny. Cut the other part of the bagel in half. Make bunny ears by positioning the bagel halves above the bagel head.
Spread a layer of regular cream cheese on the head part of the bunny. Spread strawberry cream cheese on the ears to make pink ears.
Use two blueberries to represent eyes. Give the bunny a nose by cutting a strawberry in half and positioning it in the middle of the head. Put three pretzel sticks on one side of the strawberry and three on the other side to represent whiskers.
So Cute and Adorable
Elevate your presentation of these healthy Easter snacks by using pretty spring decorations and plates to display them. You can find spring and Easter decorations at home decor and craft stores.
Another option is to visit your local dollar store. It will most likely have everything you need to help present these snacks in a cute and adorable way.
If buying decorations is not in your budget, make your own. Enlist the help of your kids to make Easter crafts out of things such as clothespins, toilet paper rolls, paper plates and paper cups.
There are so many cute and adorable homemade Easter decorations online that you and your kids can have fun making together.
Delicious and Healthy
Now you know the secret to keeping your family healthy during another candy filled holiday. Make fruits and vegetables the highlight of your Easter party this year by making these delicious and healthy Easter snacks.
The next time you are asked to supply treats for an Easter party, you will have an easy and nutritious solution that kids will love!
Who knows? Maybe next year, your kids will be begging to make Edible Easter Eggs, Easter Fruit Baskets and Yummy Bunnies again!