Mostly Candy Free Easter Baskets Kids Will Love
For Easter in our house, I love coming up with creative and fun alternatives for my boy’s baskets rather than a whole basket full of only candy. If course, as homesteaders, we have some beautiful colored eggs from our own chickens. I do want to include some candy though, and have found some better alternatives. I have done a lot of research on food additives and dyes and know how they negatively affect my kids. Did you know some other countries do not even allow synthetic food dyes in their foods? The candy suggestions in this post will help you find some better alternatives and help you create a mostly candy Free Easter Baskets Kids Will Love!
I have always loved making fun themed Easter Baskets. I have two boys who love Star Wars. In the basket pictured here I went with Yoda slippers, mini Lego figures, and some silly putty. The healthier food additions are are some organic lollipops, unreal chocolate pieces, unreal peanut butter cups and hard boiled eggs. I had two very happy and excited boys! Here are some other ideas for mostly candy free Easter baskets kids will love.
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Healthier Easter treat ideas
There are several companies that have candy with better ingredients and no food dyes such as the ones listed below.
Heading out to places like Aldi, Lidl, World Market and Trader Joes will help you find fun treats with natural dyes and no high fructose corn syrup.
- Unreal candy (mock MNMs, peanut butter cups, ect) so good!
- Surf Sweets
- Yummy Earth Lollipops
- naturally colored hard boiled eggs (if you do not have chicken’s that lay colored eggs, there are several natural food coloring kits you can get online
- clif bars
- granola and carrots (rabbit feed)
- Chocolate Rocks ( I found these at World Market)
Outdoor fun Easter basket ideas
- seeds and a watering can
- a butterfly net
- sidewalk chalk
- pool toys
Gardening / Homesteading Basket
- watering can
- chicken feed
Clothing fun Easter basket ideas
- fun socks
- new swim wear
- rain boots
Misc. fun Easter Basket Ideas
- bubble bath
- card games
- coupon books for an outing
- gift card for a restaurant they love
- craft supplies
- silly putty
I hope that these healthier Easter Basket goodies help you with some fun and healthy ideas for your kiddos Easter Baskets!
Want more Holiday themed fun? Check out my DIY S’Mores Platter
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