It’s Easter time! Time for colored eggs and Easter treats. It’s gotten to be like a “second Halloween” hasn’t it? With all the candy, chocolate and treats lining the grocery stores and big box stores. Kids love these sugary treats. I know because I have 3 of my own! So I set out to research and find a few healthier options that will not only help avoid a sugar crash but also will be fun to make with your kids!
TREAT #1 Strawberry Yogurt Carrots (recipe from Whisk and 2 Wands)
I am sure you have seen the cute white chocolate covered strawberries that look like carrots out there for Easter and spring. Here is a cute healthy twist on that making them with yogurt! So cute they are good for a snack, dessert, or anytime! You kids will want to eat their carrots!
Fresh Strawberries, washed and dried
Yogurt (I like to use Fage or Chobani half plain greek yogurt and half vanilla green yogurt) Or you can use an orange cream greek yogurt
Orange gel food color, if you aren’t able to find an orange colored yogurt
Place a sheet of wax paper on a plate, cookie sheet, or flat surface that will fit in your freezer. Mix some orange color into your yogurt and dip the strawberries in and place them on the wax paper. After dipping all your strawberries place the strawberries in the freezer for a good 20 minutes or longer to set the yogurt. Then pull them out and re-dip them to get a thick coat that will be orange otherwise the red will show through a little. If you try to use a thicker yogurt you won’t get a smooth finish on them. After re-dipping them put them back in the freezer for another 20 minutes or until you are ready to eat them. Leave them in there longer for a frozen treat!
Treat #2 Cheese and Crackers Chicks (recipe from Canadian Family)
What you’ll need:
- 2 large whole wheat crackers
- 2 slices of cheese—marble or cheddar will work
- 1 baby carrot
- Handful of spinach leaves
- Black gel food colouring and toothpick
- Sharp kitchen knife
1. Using your kitchen knife, or a smaller circle cookie cutter if you have one, slice your cheese into circles that are slightly smaller than your crackers. Place these cheese slices on each of your crackers.
3. With the remaining piece of baby carrot, slice thin strips lengthwise using your knife. You’ll need about six of them for the chick’s head feathers.
4. Grab a handful of spinach leaves and place around the chicks for added nutrition and colour.
5. Finally, using a toothpick and a tiny dab of black gel food colouring, dot two eyes on each chick.
This is a great afternoon or after-school snack that is not only nutritious, but so cute too! It’s packed with healthy foods that are sure to make your kiddo smile.
TREAT #3 Carrot Flower Pots (Recipe from Family Fun)
Here’s what you need:
small terra cotta pots
Spoon hummus into small cups that will fit inside the pots. ENJOY!
Treat #4 Sweet Potato Bunnies (Recipe from With Style and Grace)
All you need to make this Easter-inspired snack from With Style and Grace are sweet potatoes and a bunny-shaped cookie cutter. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, try your hand at shaping slices of sweet potato with a sharp paring knife. Spray them with nonstick cooking spray and bake them until soft for a healthy and adorable Easter side dish.
Treat #5 Bunny Pancakes (recipe from Beachbody blog) Bunny Pancakes
Kick off Easter morning with with a darling bunny pancake breakfast. Whip up a batch of Multi- Banana Pancakes in sizes to make the bunny body, head, ears and feet. Decorate the paws with banana slices and mini chocolate chips, and fashion a fluffy tail from shredded coconut.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
- ¼ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt
- 1 large very ripe banana, mashed
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp. wheat bran
- 2 Tbsp. chopped raw almonds
- 1½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 4 tsp. pure maple syrup
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