Hi friends! How’s your week going? Are you getting excited to celebrate Easter with your family? We’re in a full preparation mode here. Today I stopped by Michael’s to pick up some crafts and egg coloring kits for the weekend. Then suddenly I realized we still haven’t bought any Easter candy! Peeps and chocolate eggs used to be shamelessly displayed in candy dishes and trays a few years ago. They rarely made it till the Easter weekend 🙂
So this year we are doing something a little different. We are not getting Easter candy till the day before, or perhaps not at all. Guess how many times my kids asked for it. That’s right, NONE. I am not too worried about depriving them of fun on this holiday. In fact, we went Easter egg hunting last weekend, and they collected a fair share of candy. It was a one day special treat kind of a thing.
Daddy was home that weekend which made it extra special. We all had a blast. And we ate some candy. And then we had a sugar crush. My kiddos have a high sensitivity to possessed sugar. They basically turn into ruthless little energizer Bunnies for an hour then crush with a glorious tantrum. So no, I don’t feel bad that we limit candy in our family. I actually like to think that I am doing my family a favor by not displaying colorful little sugar bombs around the house 😉
So what will you stash in your Easter baskets Katrina, you may ask. My 2nd grader will be getting this Lego set along with some other little crafts and fun items. My 2 year old is obsessed with painting – on her board, on the couch, on the walls… 🙂 – so I got this Finger Paint Kit for her. There will also be other little crafts and surprises in their baskets. Plenty of fun without all the sugar!
I also plan on making a few healthy treats for the family and I thought I’d share with you some of my latest finds. There treats are so colorful and pretty! They will be a great addition to your Easter table.
5 healthy treats you don’t want to missa silicone egg shaped bakeware for this recipe. Not to worry if you don’t have one, Amazon got your back. With their free 2 day shipping you can still get the mold on time! Isn’t it funny that I now look for stuff at Amazon first? 🙂 So convenient… I remember one time my husband ordered his protein shake on Amazon using my Prime account and his exact words were “This is almost too easy.” The shake was delivered same day 🙂
So once you have the mold, these popsicles are so simple to make!! You fill cups with yogurt, granola and some berries. Stick in the freezer for a few hours and voila. Recipe is from EatsAmazing which offers many other amazing family friendly options.
I love this healthier (and tastier?) spin on traditional deviled eggs. Avocado lends the eggs a creamy texture not to mention a load of healthy fats and nutrients. Super easy to make, the key is using lemon juice to prevent browning. Can’t wait to try this recipe with leftover Easter eggs! Recipe is form Natasha’s Kitchen.
When I saw these cuties, I immediately knew my kids would be huge fans 🙂 Now, this may not be the healthiest treat of all but it is packed with good things such as fiber from coconut flakes. If you have to have a cheat treat, let it be this! Recipe is from Life, Laugh and Sugar.
Look at all the vibrant Spring colors! How can you not want to eat one? 🙂 Paired with a soft flaky crescent roll crust and flavorful creamy spread, these bars will won over your hearts. Whether your kids like veggies or not, here’s a sure way to interest them in trying! Recipe is from Garnish & Glaze.
Healthy Flourless Carrot Breakfast Cake
Sounds too good to be true, right? Think again 🙂 As someone who LOVES carrot cake, I sure appreciate this healthier version. This delicious healthy flourless carrot cake which is packed with protein, wholesome carbohydrates and healthy fats which is perfectly suitable for breakfast! I would substitute the sweetener for honey and used a real egg, but everything else sounds ah-mazing!! Recipe is courtesy of The Big Man’s World.
Feel free to print out the recipes, share on Facebook or Pin them for next year. Now tell me my friends, what are your favorite treats and meals for Easter gatherings? Do you do brunch at home or go to a restaurant?
Have a great rest of your week!