Easter Basket Alternatives - Lose the Sugar and Have More Fun

Thursday, March 28th, 2013, 6:57 pm

Who doesn’t want to dive into that Easter Basket that is overflowing with marshmallow Peeps, chocolate bunnies and all sorts of other sugary treats? Unfortunately, we all know that eating too much of this stuff is bad for our health and our teeth. What is the Easter Basket alternative? How about some suggestions that keep the fun going but avoid some of the sugar overload.

Instead of a basket full of candy think about small toys instead. You can use plastic eggs from the dollar store to hide small trinkets. Children love to get stickers, activity books, new crayons or markers and bubbles are always lots of fun. Since summer is almost here how about adding some sidewalk chalk so your young Picasso can decorate the driveway!

Theme baskets are another great idea. If you have a boy that loves sports you can fill the basket with balls, caps, trading cards or other team swag. Little girls might like a basket of jewelry making supplies, art supplies or a princess basket.

Easter doesn’t have to be completely without candy. Don’t forget to include the chocolate bunny. Chocolate (dark chocolate is better) is actually good for your oral health in moderation!

Go ahead and bite the ears off that chocolate bunny and don’t feel guilty – unless of course the bunny belongs to someone else! If you or a family member do overindulge in seasonal treats then contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA at 706-886-9439 to schedule an appointment.

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