Happy Healthy Easter Tips

Jeanie StaskoJeanie Stasko is a Health Educator for Rex Wellness Centers who blogs about fitness, exercise & overall healthy lifestyle topics.

  1. You should actually eat those hard-boiled eggs (if they have been refrigerated). They are an eggcellent source of protein!
  2. Fill your kid’s or grandkid’s Easter basket with non-food items like a new shirt for spring or storybook. Bonus: you won’t have to endure post sugar-high meltdowns.
  3. Offer an arrangement of fruit and veggies for the family to snack on before your main meal. Now they won’t be starving and will be less likely to over indulge at the dinner table. If you’d like to offer an accompanying dip, try a yogurt-based dip for the fruit and hummus for the veggies.
  4. If you’re in charge of the family’s Easter feast try to fill the table with healthier options. Some delicious recipes are far healthier than others e.g. spinach and mushroom frittata instead of cheesy bread bake (my family’s personal favorite).
  5. Save some time and just make one special Easter dessert. It’s time to choose between Carrot Cake, Lemon Pie, and Coconut Cream Tart.
  6. Instead of filling your hunting eggs with candy, fill them with stickers, stamps, or washable tattoos. If it will just be your personal family participating you can add events like “trip to your favorite park” or “extra story at bedtime”.
  7. Make the kiddos really work for those eggs! Spread out the eggs so they get some real exercise running from hiding spot to hiding spot.
  8. Take time for a family stroll. Enjoy this delightful time of year by taking in all the sights of blooming trees and springtime flowers. Plus, you might even get to see the REAL Peter Rabbit!