Easter is coming up, and for many of us that means a big family brunch followed by a massive helping of candy — think Cadbury Eggs, Peeps, and lots of jelly beans. While a few Easter treats are not “TERRIBLE” for you, weighing a basket down with chocolate, caramel eggs, and jelly beans can be the gateway to mindlessly snacking on candy for the rest of the week which, as you know, leads to you & your family feeling sluggish and groggy. Whether you're making a basket for a friend, little one, or someone special in your life, there are definitely some more fun and healthy ideas to sneak in along with a few pieces of candy.
Our hope for you this Easter will be to enjoy your family and celebrate Christ’s resurrection! Honor the amazing body that God has given you and fuel yourself with nutritious treats this Easter! This Easter we challenge you to step away from the candy and overconsumption, and instead focus on the real reason for the holiday Jesus' resurrection, and the blessings He has given you!
Alternative Egg Stuffers
- Spring clothes
- Bathing suits
- Play dough eggs
- Spring flowers like tulips, dahlias, or lilies.
- Small toys
- Stuffed bunnies
- Disposable cameras
- Packets of seeds and gardening tools
- Silly Putty (it even comes in its own egg)
- Pastel-colored socks
- coupons for a special outing or later bedtime
Here are some of our TransFit Team's favorite nutritious Easter snacks to share with your family! We have many more healthy, family friendly recipes - click here.
Add baby carrots to a small flowerpot full of hummus for a fresh snack. Serve with additional veggies or crackers.
Add sesame seed eyes and a carrot nose to hard-boiled eggs for a protein filled snack.
Grilled Chicken with strawberry feta salsa
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
- ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 avocado, peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 4 (6- to 8- ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
FIRST In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, onion, lime juice, feta, and oil; set aside.
NEXTPreheat grill or grill pan to medium heat. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts and toss to coat. Grill chicken for 6 minutes per side or until meat thermometer reads 165° F. Loosely cover chicken with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes.
LAST Add chopped avocado to salsa and season with salt and pepper; toss gently. Top chicken with salsa and serve.
We pray that you fix your eyes of the resurrection of our Savior this Easter! He is RISEN! We look forward to helping you transform in body, mind, and spirit!