Thursday, March 29, 2012

13 Non-Candy *foods* for the Easter Basket!

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Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-candy.  I'm not a super crunchy mom who is only putting organic oats and fair trade yarn in her childrens' Easter baskets.

  • I love candy.  
  • Our kids love candy.  
  • I do not love being in my house after the kids have consumed an entire Easter Basket/Halloween Bucket/Christmas Stocking full of candy.  

So while they get a little bit, I try to limit it.  If, like me, you don't want to spend Easter weekend scraping young children off the walls, here are some ideas of treats you can put in their baskets!

Choose one or choose several for their baskets.  Whatever floats your boat.  :-)


1. Juice boxes
2. Granola bars (doesn't have to be the whole box!  Buy one box and stick a couple in each kid's basket)
3. Bag of microwave popcorn
4. Little cartons or baggies of Goldfish crackers
5. Mini boxes of cereal
6. Graham cracker sticks
7. Animal crackers
8. Pretzel sticks
9. Puffs (for the toddler age group)
10. Fruit cups
11. Jello cups
12. Baggy of Cheez-It crackers
13. Teddy Grahams



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5 comments:

  1. I had a little boy who didn't like chocolate and I always put Small boxes of Cereal in his Easter Baskets and it was always a hit, he loved it. and that was 20 years ago

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  2. Great post! I was just thinking I've got to come up with some healthier treats, because the girls never finish all the candy they get on any given holiday. I'd thought about raisins and dates and I'll add some from your list too.

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  3. Great list! My daughter loves candy but being that she is only 2.5 we only give her super small amounts. Great alternatives here I didn't even think of!

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  4. I have 10 grandchildren. I buy the coloured plastic eggs from the Dollar store (I actually manage to get 10 different colours!). I have about 8 of each colour, and fill the eggs with Teddy Grahams, fish crackers, raisins, some chocolate of course, Ritz bits, cereal squares, etc. Then after church, the kids go on an Easter Egg hunt, and each child hunts for his/her own colour. The little ones can find their eggs that are in very obvious places, the older ones have to work harder to find their eggs. Great fun--with not too many sweets!

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  5. I have 10 grandchildren. I buy the coloured plastic eggs from the Dollar store (I actually manage to get 10 different colours!). I have about 8 of each colour, and fill the eggs with Teddy Grahams, fish crackers, raisins, some chocolate of course, Ritz bits, cereal squares, etc. Then after church, the kids go on an Easter Egg hunt, and each child hunts for his/her own colour. The little ones can find their eggs that are in very obvious places, the older ones have to work harder to find their eggs. Great fun--with not too many sweets!

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