Easter Basket Make Over

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Articles

Happy Easter! As we celebrate this joyous occasion, let’s not forget to prioritize our health and well-being. Easter often brings to mind images of chocolate bunnies, candy-filled baskets, and lavish meals. While indulging in these treats can be enjoyable, it’s essential to strike a balance and make mindful choices to support our health goals.

Easter Basket Makeover Tip #1:

This Easter, why not give your traditional basket a healthy makeover? Instead of filling it with sugary treats, consider incorporating wholesome alternatives. Opt for colorful fruits like berries, oranges, and apples to add a pop of freshness. You can also include nuts, seeds, and dark chocolate for a satisfying crunch without the excess sugar. Get creative and personalize your basket with items that nourish both the body and soul.

Egg-cellent Alternatives Tip #2:

Easter eggs are a symbol of new life and renewal. While traditional dyed eggs are a fun part of the celebration, why not try some healthier alternatives? Hard-boiled eggs make a nutritious and protein-packed snack. Get artistic by decorating them with natural dyes made from ingredients like turmeric, beet juice, and spinach. You can also fill them with savory options like hummus or guacamole for a tasty twist.

Spring into Greens Tip #3:

As we welcome the arrival of spring, let’s embrace the abundance of fresh produce that comes with it. Fill your plate with vibrant greens like spinach, kale, and arugula. These leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support overall health. Incorporate them into salads, smoothies, or sautés for a delicious dose of nutrition.

Mindful Indulgence Tip#4:

While Easter may tempt us with an array of sweets and treats, let’s practice mindful indulgence. Enjoy your favorite treats in moderation, savoring each bite and appreciating the flavors. Opt for high-quality chocolates with a higher cocoa content, which contain less sugar and more antioxidants. Remember, it’s not about deprivation but finding a balance that nourishes both the body and soul.

Stay Active Tip#5:

Don’t let the festivities derail your fitness routine. Take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days to get outdoors and stay active. Whether it’s a leisurely walk, a bike ride, or a game of Easter egg hunt with the family, find activities that bring you joy and keep you moving. Physical activity not only benefits your physical health but also boosts your mood and energy levels.

Recipe Corner: Easter Veggie Tray


  • Assorted colorful vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower)
  • Hummus or Greek yogurt dip
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (optional)


  • Wash and prepare the vegetables, cutting them into bite-sized pieces.
  • Arrange the vegetables on a platter in a colorful and appealing pattern.
  • Place a bowl of hummus or Greek yogurt dip in the center of the platter.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs for an extra pop of flavor and color.
  • Serve and enjoy as a nutritious and festive appetizer or snack!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Easter filled with joy, laughter, and delicious moments shared with loved ones.

To Your Success, all my best and thanks,

Patty Martin, MPH, RD, LD

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