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Make Easter fun for kids by whipping up cool and festive snacks. It’s a great way to brighten up the holiday but unfortunately, many Easter treats are filled with refined sugars. Too many sugar-filled snacks will inevitably take a toll on your child’s health. Luckily, there are countless ways to make Easter food fun for kids without putting their health at risk.
We’ve scoured the web for fun and festive snacks for kids this Easter season. The best part? They’re all perfectly healthy! If you’re looking for ways to keep your little bunnies bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this holiday season, consider whipping up one of these healthy snacks!
Great for an after school or post egg hunt snack! You can use apples, strawberries, blueberries, cheese cut in circles, carrots, cucumber, and mini almonds but feel free to get creative with what you have on hand!
You can even pre-cut everything and have your kids put together their own bunny!
https://theprimepursuit.com/tag/healthy-bunny-snack/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE PRIME PURSUIT
This Easter, send your kids to school with this fun and festive bunny rabbit sandwich lunch. It doesn’t get any cuter than this when it comes to a cool Easter lunch!
The best part is that this idea requires next to no effort but will make a big impact on your kids. If you have picky eaters, eating fun little sandwiches may encourage them to actually eat their lunch and snacks.
http://www.beneficial-bento.com/2015/03/easter-bunny-bento-box.html PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: BENEFICIAL BENTO
Cookie cutters are one of the easiest ways to transform ordinary food into themed food! You can use these Easter cookie cutters for the obvious, cookies but also for cutting shapes into any soft foods such as fruits, lunch meats, cheese, and sandwiches (just like the idea above).
It’s an inexpensive way to get creative this Easter season.
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When it comes to creative Easter snacks, this idea is so simple yet so fun! What makes this idea so cool is you can completely customize it to suit your child’s preferences.
Choose your child’s favorite snacks such as grapes, fish crackers, cheese, etc and maybe throw in one sugary treat such as fruit snacks or mini cookies to make it a little more fun! They’ll love the variety and the presentation.
http://housewifeonfirewrites.blogspot.ca/2012/04/easter-fun.html PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: HOUSEWIFE ON FIRE
Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Eggs can serve as a healthy snack or an easy on-the-go breakfast! Full of flavorful ingredients from peanut butter to chocolate chips, maple syrup and more.
This recipe also happens to be vegan-friendly which makes it a great option for vegans, flexitarians, or those with dairy allergies!
http://www.savynaturalista.com/2014/04/15/healthy-oatmeal-peanut-butter-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVY NATURALISTA
This snack is perfect for those of you with multiple children running around during Easter. You can use any diced or small fruit for the kabobs. Melons, cantaloupes, strawberries, and grapes are all great options.
Add a touch of sweetness by adding one little treat of a marshmallow Peep. Your kids will love how sweet they are and you’ll feel good about not overloading them with sugary treats.
http://ameessavorydish.com/peep-fruit-kabobs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVORY DISH
Kids love candy, heck, adults love it too but too much sugar can not only make your kids sick but can be seriously unhealthy. Thankfully this recipe lets your kids enjoy festive Easter gummy candies but without all the artificial flavors, added sugar, and plenty of other unhealthy ingredients that come along with traditional candies.
To create the gummies all you need is real fruit juice (of your choice), beef gelatin powder, honey, and a silicone mold to create the festive shapes!
https://premeditatedleftovers.com/recipes-cooking-tips/bunny-fruit-juice-gummy-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PREMEDITATED LEFTOVERS
These adorable bunny pancakes are a great way to kick off Easter morning or a cool afternoon snack in the days leading up to Easter. Whether you use them for breakfast or a midday snack, your kids will love the festive look (and delicious taste) of these precious pancakes.
This tutorial will walk you through how to create the different colors and how to create the bunny shapes. Once you discover how easy it is you’ll feel more inclined to get creative with your pancakes in the future!
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/bunny-pancakes-tutorial/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I HEART NAPTIME
Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now and probably because they offer a wonderful variety. So why not tailor one just for your kids!
This snack board features loads of healthy options, with a few sweet additions to balance out the variety perfectly. The best part is you can customize the board to include any healthy treats you and your kids enjoy!
https://www.freutcake.com/easter/healthy-easter-toddler-snack-board/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FREUTCAKE
Want an easy and fun Easter morning breakfast? Whether you have kids or not – what is better on Easter morning than Bunny Biscuits?
If you do have kids, get them involved and let them help you form the bunny’s ears and decorate the eyes and mouth! They’ll love being able to play chef in the kitchen and it may make them feel more inclined to actually eat their breakfast!
http://kaseytrenum.com/bunny-biscuits/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KASEY TRENUM
Say the word pizza and you’re bound to pique the interest of your little ones! This is an easy-to-make, colorful and fun fruit pizza that you can make with your children.
This fruit pizza is shaped like an Easter egg. Customize the colors and patterns by choosing their favorite fruits!
http://www.sugarhero.com/fruit-pizza/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUGAR HERO
When your kids are begging you for sugary Easter chocolates, surprise them with these delicious Coconut Cream Eggs! This blogger puts a healthy spin on traditional cream eggs and the result is impressive.
This treat features loads of sweet flavors from ingredients like maple syrup, chocolate chips, and coconut butter. As a bonus, this recipe is vegan-friendly and dairy-free!
https://40aprons.com/paleo-coconut-cream-eggs-vegan/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: 40 APRONS
If you don’t have a lot of time but want to make Easter fun and festive for your kids, these goldfish cracker snacks are just what you’re looking for. You can make them days ahead of time if you’re too busy on Easter weekend.
Simply put a couple of handfuls of goldfish crackers into a cone-shaped treat bag and tie it with a green ribbon. They look like carrots and they’re a healthy snack the kids can pick up and enjoy any time of the day!
https://www.janinehuldie.com/2018/03/goldfish-carrot-snack-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JANINE HULDIE
Delicious flavors of carrot cake can now be enjoyed in a healthy oatmeal cookie!
These cookies are made from wholesome ingredients such as peanut butter, banana, shredded carrot, and dried fruit. They also contain dairy-free white chocolate chips which provide a dash of added sweetness!
https://thebigmansworld.com/carrot-cake-oatmeal-cookies/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: THE BIG MAN’S WORLD
Deviled eggs are perfect for any occasion and better yet, children love them too! This protein-packed snack gets an Easter makeover and transforms eggs into cute little deviled egg chicks.
These particular guys use pimento-stuffed olive slices for the eyes and little pieces of carrot for the beaks. Everyone will love these healthy and fun snacks this Easter weekend!
https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1033799/hatching-chick-deviled-eggs-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SHE KNOWS
Kids love ice cream, however, many are filled with added sugars and artificial flavors. A healthier alternative would be to make your own frozen yogurt!
These frozen yogurt berry bites may not be “Easter-themed” per se but they’re definitely perfect for spring and your kids will love them. Further, skip to our next idea and see how you can transform this delicious treat into one that is perfect for Easter!
https://www.happinessishomemade.net/frozen-yogurt-berry-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE
Like cookie cutters, silicone molds are a great way to get creative with food. Instead of serving your children store-bought icecream considers making a healthier homemade version and then freeze them in these molds.
Once the yogurt has had time to freeze, you can pop them out and they’ll look like fun Easter eggs! The options are endless!
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Rice crispy treats are loved by not just children but adults too! They’re ooey-gooey and oh so sweet!
This recipe puts a healthy spin onto a traditional recipe so you can feel good about giving them to your children. With a few substitutions such as brown rice crisp cereal, brown rice syrup, peanut butter, and gelatin these can be made effortlessly. You can even top them off with a dark chocolate drizzle and some festive sprinkles!
https://www.dessertfortwo.com/naturally-sweetened-rice-krispies-treats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DESSERT FOR TWO
If your kids love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, they’re going to love these Peanut Butter Easter Eggs! They feature that wonderful peanut butter and chocolate flavor but with healthier ingredients instead.
The recipe also provides several ingredient substitutions so you can customize the treats to meet you and your children’s dietary needs.
https://thebigmansworld.com/healthy-paleo-vegan-peanut-butter-eggs-keto-sugar-free/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE BIG MAN’S WORLD
Donuts are so on-trend right now. After all, they’re deliciously sweet and adorable! Instead of a sugar-loaded donut makes these fun fruit donuts with your children!
They’ll love being able to help you and the sweet icing will keep them interested in this fruit snack. Add Easter colors to your icing and top the donuts with festive sprinkles!
https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/EASY-APPLE-FRUIT-DONUTS–HEALTHY-KID-SNACK/#_a5y_p=5448377 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HELLO WONDERFUL
Serve your kids carrots and broccoli and you’re bound to get complaints but if you serve those same healthy foods in a fun way like these bars then they’ll surely gobble them up quickly. This creative recipe combines crescent roll dough with cream cheese, ranch seasoning, and fresh toppings to create a fun Easter snack.
To make the carrot shapes you simply need to cut the bars into triangle shapes and decorate with broccoli florets, shredded cheese, and shredded carrot.
https://www.theinspirationedit.com/easter-carrot-vegie-bars/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: THE INSPIRATION EDIT
Bagels are great for breakfast or an afternoon snack. They’re easy to throw together and will surely fill their tummies!
However, don’t serve them any ordinary bagel, make these fun Easter nest bagels. All you need are bagels, cream cheese, a carrot, and cucumber.
https://www.eatsamazing.co.uk/seasonal-fun-food/easter/fun-healthy-easter-nest-bagels PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EATS AMAZING
Chocolate dipped strawberries are perfect for date night or a fun little treat for yourself. Now, take that same idea but think white chocolate and Easter eggs and transform this treat into something fun for your kids to indulge in!
These Easter egg strawberries are so easy to make and combine a healthy fruit with sweet chocolate that will surely please your little ones. Spend quality time together and make them with your whole family on Easter weekend.
https://www.craftymorning.com/chocolate-dipped-easter-egg-strawberries/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRAFTY MORNING
Kids may raise a brow at a traditional cheeseball but once they see this giant cheese-covered carrot snack on the table you can bet they’ll come running! This blogger shares step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the cheeseball including how to create the carrot shape.
The cheeseball is full of savory flavors from bacon, ranch seasoning, sharp cheddar cheese and more. Once the cheeseball is ready, simply serve with veggies and crackers of your choice.
https://www.number-2-pencil.com/easter-appetizer-carrot-shaped-cheese-ball/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NO. 2 PENCIL
Children love popsicles that is for sure so why not make these adorable frozen banana animal treats! You only need a few ingredients and popsicle sticks!
Follow this tutorial to make bunnies, chicks, and lambs! It’s so fun and easy your kids will go crazy for them.
https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easter-frozen-banana-animal-treats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HELLO WONDERFUL
These adorable Easter egg fruit tarts are so easy to make and are basically like mini fruit pizzas! The no-bake tart base is made from almond butter, honey, and blended oats.
Once you’ve created your egg shapes, cover them with greek yogurt. Encourage your kids to help you so they can build their own egg tarts with their favorite fruit toppings.
https://www.superhealthykids.com/no-bake-easter-egg-fruit-tarts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUPER HEALTHY KIDS
Sometimes encouraging your little ones to ear more veggies can be difficult. Try creating this little carrot patch treats with them and watch them have fun with it!
These mini terra cotta pots are filled with hummus. Add the baby carrots to the hummus and add a parsley stem on top. This snack is so easy to make you can leave your kids to make it themselves while you focus on the dinner preparations!
https://www.tasteandtellblog.com/carrot-patches/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TASTE AND TELL BLOG
Want to encourage your kids to eat a little healthier this Easter? Serve them these adorable bunny tangerines and they’ll gobble them up!
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the bunnies so you can have these festive treats ready to eat in no time.
https://lovelyindeed.com/sweet-healthy-easter-bunny-snacks/ PHOTO AND TUTORIAL HERE: LOVELY INDEED
Your children certainly love filling their Easter baskets with treats so why not make these healthy yet delicious apple fruit baskets! Simply cut an apple in half, scoop out the center and fill with chopped fruit and add a handle made from licorice.
This tutorial also provides you with a few tips on how to prevent your apples from turning brown. Considering they won’t be turning brown quickly, you can prepare them ahead of time and store them in the fridge until your little ones are ready to dig into their snack.
https://www.thegunnysack.com/apple-fruit-baskets PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE GUNNY SACK
If you loved the little chick deviled eggs, you’re going to love this bright and cheery snack. Our recipe is more like a traditional deviled egg recipe, the only difference is that you’ll dye the egg whites Easter colors!
The steps are essentially the same as a regular recipe except once you separate the egg white from the yolk, you’ll use food coloring and water to dye the egg whites. To get a bright color you’ll need about 10 drops of food coloring. It’s so easy and your kids will have fun with this snack. If you love deviled eggs check out these 15 Unique Deviled Egg Recipes For Easter!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easter-dyed-deviled-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Jell-O is so fun because it can mold into so many different shapes. We’re sharing how you can transform Jell-O into fun-shaped eggs.
They’re finished with a dollop of whipped cream and bright colored sprinkles so that they look like a sweet version of deviled eggs. This is another easy recipe that your kids can help prepare!
http://www.forkly.com/food/easter-deviled-jell-o-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Smoothies are a great way to secretly pack a ton of veggies and/or fruits without your children noticing! Take smoothies one step further and create these fun Easter eggs smoothie popsicles.
You can follow this smoothie recipe or whip up your own family favorite. Then fill a plastic egg mold with the smoothie mixture and add a lollipop stick in the bottom. Set in the freezer until frozen solid and then enjoy!
https://onmykidsplate.com/easter-egg-smoothie-popsicles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ON MY KIDS PLATE
It’s easy to grab a box of granola bars from the store, however, some varieties once again contain loads of refined sugars. For a healthier option try making these healthy granola Easter eggs.
They’re full of healthy and nutrient-dense ingredients such as hemp hearts, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and several others. Nut butter (of your choice) helps bind the ingredients together and a plastic egg mold helps to form the shape.
https://dearcrissy.com/healthy-granola-easter-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DEAR CRISSY
Nothing beats homemade versions of your store-bought favorites. You’ll get the satisfaction of knowing exactly what went in to make them. These homemade fruit leathers a great healthy alternative to the surgery store-bought versions.
This recipe only requires 2 ingredients – it’s that easy! Using real fruit will result in a nice bold color that makes them an excellent snack for Easter.
https://www.dessertfortwo.com/homemade-fruit-leathers/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DESSERT FOR TWO
A bouquet is a great way to show someone you appreciate them. This Easter, create these fun vegetable bouquets with your children and then enjoy eating them together.
All you need is skewers, flower cookie cutters, blueberries, cucumbers, and carrots. While this tutorial uses veggies, you could apply the same tactic with fruit and end up with the same wonderful result!
https://www.eatsamazing.co.uk/fun-food-for-kids/creative-food-tutorials/fun-healthy-vegetable-bouquet PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EATS AMAZING
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