Three Snacks the Easter Bunny Can Feel Good About

Easter is one of the most chocolate and sweets filled holidays of the year. Many people like to substitute some of the traditional sweet-treats for something a little more refreshing and healthy! As dentists, we are all for the switch, since sugar can cause oral health issues like cavities and dental decay if untreated. Parents.com has 15 great ideas for healthy easter snacks that your children will love. We picked our favorite three to share with you on the blog this week!

Bunny Bagels

Is there anything you can’t do with a mini bagel? Apparently not, based on these easy, enchanting bunny bagels created by Mommyapolis. Spread the bagels with peanut butter or cream cheese and use pretzel sticks for ears, cheese for the cheeks and teeth, carrots for the whiskers, and raisins, small nuts, or mini chocolate chips for the eyes. If you lay out the ingredients, your kids can assemble their own bunnies.

Hard-Boiled Chicks

What’s Easter without hard-boiled eggs? Avoid the mess of dying eggshells by decorating the egg that’s inside to resemble a little chick, as in this idea from Be Centsable. Use peppers, bacon, raisins, carrots, or whatever you have on hand to add eyes, beaks, and head feathers. See what your kids’ imagination can create!

Frozen Yogurt Easter Eggs

These pastel Easter eggs from No Time for Flash Cards may be candy-colored, but they’re actually a healthy frozen treat made by combining low-fat vanilla yogurt and the fresh or frozen fruit of your choice. Simply blend the yogurt and fruit together, pour the mixture into an egg-shaped silicone mini cake pan, and freeze it for a refreshing snack you won’t feel guilty serving your kids.

 

Ask the Dentist also has a few great ideas about alternative snacks for this Easter holiday!

 

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