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How to: Stuff a Healthy Easter Basket!

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The best approach to Easter is to focus on the meaning of the holiday, rather than all the candy filled Easter baskets.  But if you do find yourself reaching into a basket full of “suspected” treats, you may be in for a surprise of what you might find this year.  🙂 

 

Family Medical Walk-In Clinic wants to provide you and your loved ones with some fun alternatives on how to stuff a “healthy” Easter basket.  Remember: It doesn’t always have to be filled with candy candy candy!!

 

What you can include in a “healthy” Easter basket:

  • Bubbles
  • Jump ropes
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Flip flops
  • Gardening tools
  • Hula hoops
  • Footballs/Baseballs
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm (with SPF)
  • Costume jewelry
  • Toy cars
  • Coloring books
  • Stickers
  • Gift certificates

 

Now, it is ok to include just a few eggs filled with sugary treats but try to go for the healthiest options:

  • Jelly beans (10: around 50 calories)
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups (1: around 90 calories)
  • Hershey’s kisses (4: around 90)
  • Sugar-free Double bubble gum (1: 7 calories)

 

Other options:

  • Bunny cupcakes: (whole grain carrot mini muffin mix)
  • Dried fruit (pineapple, orange slices)
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Granola bars (Nature Valley)
  • Pretzels

 

Now, if you or your child happens to get a tummy ache after you eat too much candy or if someone gets injured during the Easter egg hunt, Family Medical Walk-In Clinics will be open on Easter Sunday at all five locations with our regular business hours!!!

 

Hoppy Easter my friends!!!

 

Sources:

http://www.shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/20-ways-to-stock-a-fun-and-healthy-easter-basket-1243170/

http://www.newsguide.us/lifestyle/health-fitness/Create-Healthy-Easter-Baskets/

http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=26001

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