Hop this way for healthier Easter basket ideas! Celebrating holidays synonymous with novelty foods with your family can bring it's set of challenges. Dietitian Nutritionist, Nicole Moretta, offers us some practical tips to enjoy ourselves this Easter and also promote healthy lifestyle habits for ourselves and our family.
You can play it safe with with outdoor toys like chalk, water toys, bubbles and jump ropes. Get personal! What does your family enjoy doing together? My family spends a lot of time in the water, so our Easter bunny will include things like bathing suits, goggles, water shoes, and beach towels to get us excited for summer days together!
Keep it traditional with an Easter chocolate and sweet treat as well! We need to have a healthy relationship with food. All food! The good, the bad, and the ugly. Having a healthy relationship with food is important for our mental health. Holidays, like Easter, come with their share of fun novelty foods, and it's a good opportunity to model healthy food habits for yourself and your family.
Here’s my recommendations for enjoying holidays AND the food, without having a negative impact on our mental health:
Looking for ideas activities to do with your family to create memories? Try a new outdoor activity! From hiking to birdwatching to kayaking, WNY offers so much family fun opportunities!
Including some sweet treat with your memory making Easter gifts? EWG's Food Scores tool identifies ingredient concerns in foods such as pesticides, food additives, contaminants, and antibiotics matter too. It also informs users of processing concerns in processed foods.
To books and beyond, libraries offer us so much education and fun! Our local library, the Orchard Park Public Library, offers things like badminton sets, ukuleles and a corn hole toss sets for reservation! Another great reminder that making memories and connecting with your family doesn't have to include spending a lot of money.
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