Happy Easter

This year, Easter Sunday is on Sunday, April 20 2014.  For most, this means Easter Baskets full of chocolate eggs, jelly beans, large chocolate Easter bunnies, and much more!  We also usually have a large Easter dinner meal.  Depending on your tradition, that could mean sliced ham, casseroles, hard boiled eggs, or, if you’re like my family, pasta and red sauce!  With all this great food and  good company, it can be easy to go overboard with the foods we eat.  Here are some tips to make your Easter healthier! 

Instead of candy in Easter baskets, try these:

  • Whole pieces of fruit
  • Bags of popcorn
  • Small toys
  • Granola Bars
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Fun books

If you are planning to eat a large Easter dinner, follow these tips:

  • Fill your plate only once
  • Drink water
  • Have a small meal a few hours before
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables

I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy Easter!

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