Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

Healthy Easter baskets? It sounds like an oxymoron. The Easter bunny has long been the bearer of all things sweet and delicious, like chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and jelly beans. But this Holiday doesn’t have to induce the same sugar high and hyperactivity as Halloween. 

Instead, fill those Easter baskets with some healthy alternatives. Yet, you don’t want to be the neighbor who hands out plain apples at Halloween or plain eggs at Easter – you still want to make it fun and exciting. Here are some healthy Easter basket ideas for kids and adults alike. 

Edible Options

Instead of the usual sweet treats people give during Easter, opt for these healthier versions:

Where to Buy
Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut & Almond Butter Squeeze Pack, Organic Cocoa, Gluten-free, Responsibly Sourced, Packaging May Vary, (1.15oz each) (Pack of 10)
Baker's Dipping Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, 7-Ounce Microwavable Tubs (Pack of 8)
Dolci Frutta Rich & Creamy White Chocolate Shell, Simply Microwave, Dip, and Done, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, 8oz, Pack of 2
Wilton 300 Count Polka Dots Standard Baking Cups
Chefmaster - Natural Liqua-Gel Food Coloring Kit - Natural Gel Food Coloring - 4 Count Pack - Plant-Based Ingredients, Naturally Vibrant Colors, Blends Easily
Phillippine Brand Naturally Delicious Dried Mangoes Tree Ripened Value Bag 30 Ounces Pack of 4
NATIERRA Nature's All Foods Organic Freeze-Dried Pineapples | Non-GMO & Vegan | 1.5 Ounce
St Mary's Banana Chips 1.06 Ounce (Pack of 24)
YumEarth Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks, 5 Snack Packs per bag (Pack of 1) - Allergy Friendly, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan (Packaging May Vary)
Trader Joe's Organic Pops Lollipops 5.6 Oz
Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears - Case of 12 - 2.75 oz.
Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears Candy, 8 Ounce, Pack of 6

Chocolate nut butter and fruit

To keep the carrots company, add a few bananas and apples in that Easter basket. Pair them with a couple of Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut & Almond Butter packets for a healthy and yummy protein-filled and fiber-filled snack.

Chocolate-covered fruit 

Strawberries covered in dipping chocolate are not just for lovers on Valentine’s Day. It’s a great way to entice children to eat their fruit. Try decorating chocolate-dipped strawberries with strategically-placed sprinkles, or switch it up with white chocolate and decorate. Besides strawberries, you can also dip cherries, grapes, and bananas. Place it in cupcake liners so the chocolate won’t smear all over the rest of the baskets’ contents

Hard boiled eggs

While chocolate eggs and crème eggs take center stage at Easter, why not give real eggs? This cheap superfood-in-a-shell offers about 6 grams of protein and 70 calories per piece. Plus, they are full of omega-3 fatty acids which is vital for heart health. Boil your eggs and dye them to make them pretty and enticing. Use Chefmaster food color as it is made from plant-based ingredients. 

Dried fruit

Dried fruit are like candies – only better. Dried mangoes and dried pineapples are yummy and nice to gobble up. Banana chips are a sweet and crunchy alternative to junk food. 

Lollipops and gummies

Holidays are fun because it’s a time to occasionally splurge on goodies, and you don’t have to skip on lollipops and gummies in order to be healthier. Simply choose sweets that use natural juices for flavor and color, like YumEarth Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks,  Trader Joe’s Organic Pops LollipopsSurf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears, and Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears Candy

Where to Buy
Annie's Organic, Snack Variety Pack, Cheddar Bunnies and Bunny Grahams, 1 oz, 36 ct
Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, Variety Pack, Gluten Free, Vegan, 24 ct
Plastic Easter Eggs (50 per order), Assorted Colors
Nut Harvest Nut & Chocolate Mix, 39 Ounce Jar
200 Treat Bags 3x4 with 200 Twist Ties 4" 6 Mix Colors - 1.4 mils Thickness OPP Plastic Bags for Lollipop Candy Cake Pop Chocolate Cookie Wrapping Buffet
KIND Kids Granola Chewy Bar, Chocolate Chip, 6 Count (Pack of 8)
KIND Kids Granola Chewy Bar, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, 6 Count (Pack of 8)
Bare Baked Crunchy Organic Apple Chips, Fuji & Reds, Gluten Free, 3 Ounce Bag, 6 Count
Plum Organics Mighty Snack Bars for Toddlers, Strawberry Fruit Snack Bar, 4 Ounce Box, 6 Count (Pack of 8)
Plum Organics Mighty Nut Butter Bar, Toddler Snack Bar, Almond Butter, 3 Ounce Box, 5 Count (Pack of 8)
Annie's Hidden Veggie Cheddar Crackers, 7.5 oz
Simply Brand Organic Doritos Tortilla Chips, Cheetos Puffs, 36 Count

Annie’s Organic bunnies

You won’t take the fun out of the Easter basket by offering treats from Annie’s Homegrown store. Snacks make an Easter-appropriate basket filler when they’re shaped like bunnies! It’s a better alternative, since it’s made of organic ingredients. Fill your Easter baskets with bunny grahams and cheddar bunnies and bunny fruit snacks for the kids to enjoy. 

Healthy treat-filled plastic eggs

On Easter, colorful plastic Easter eggs are normally filled with Hershey’s Kisses and other small treats. You can also fill them with other things better for kids but are still appealing like this trail mix  that contains peanuts, raisins, chocolates, almonds, and cashews. Place them in small treat bags to keep them safe for eating. 

Healthy sweet treats

Let the children satisfy their sweet tooth with Kind Kids Granola Bar in chocolate chip and peanut butter chocolate chip flavors, which boast healthy ingredients like whole grain oats. Bare Baked Fuji and Red Apple Chips makes for a naturally sweet snack that kids will love. Also try  Plum Organics Strawberry Snack bars and Plum Organics Mighty Nut Butter Bar – they have cleaner ingredients than most snack bars.

Healthy crackers and chips 

Annie’s Hidden Veggie Cheesy Cheddar crackers is a clever treat to give for Easter. Simply Brand Organic Chips offer a cleaner and healthier alternative to Cheetos, Lays and Doritos

Non-Edible Options

Not all Easter basket fillings must be edible. Sometimes, it’s better to give something that will last beyond Easter season. Here are some non-edible options for Easter baskets that would encourage a healthier lifestyle:

Where to Buy
Bunny Insulated rabbit Lunch Box Blue Lunch Bag Portable Tote Bag Cooler Bag for Outdoor Travel Picnic School Office
The Big Easy Easter Egg Coloring Book For Ages 1-4: Fun To Color And Cut Out! A Great Toddler and Preschool Scissor Skills Building Easter Basket ... (My 1st Easter Coloring (Colouring) Book)
Zonon 18 Pieces Easter Coloring Books for Kids Happy Easter Coloring Books Rabbit Egg Coloring Book Easter Day Goodie Bag Stuffer Filler Present
Squishy Egg Painting Kit - Arts and Crafts for Girls and Boys - Kids Art Activities - Easter Craft Gift for Kids Ages 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Girls
Creativity for Kids Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit - Arts & Crafts For Kids - Includes Rocks & Waterproof Paint
Kid Made Modern Kids Arts and Crafts Easter Craft Kit - Kids Art Project, Ages 6 and Up
Peaceable Kingdom Count Your Chickens Award Winning Cooperative Counting Game for Kids
Hasbro Speak Out Kids Vs Parents Game
Blank Slate - The Game Where Great Minds Think Alike | Fun Family Friendly Word Association Party Game
Baby GUND My First Easter Basket Playset Stuffed Plush, 5 pieces
WEWILL 12PCS Wind Up Bunny Easter Toy Animal Kit Hop Chick Jumping Plush Assorted Fuzzy Flipping Bounce Kids Stuffed Gift Set Egg Hunt Clockwork Prop Dancing Sheep Party Favor, 3.5''

Lunch tote bag 

Instead of giving out one-time use basket, let the Easter bunny deliver the goodies in a bag that can be reused again and again. Place your goodies in an cute bunny lunch bag. This way, anyone who will receive it will be motivated to pack their lunch and eat healthier. 

Creative kits

Painting, coloring, and designing are a great way to encourage children’s creativity. Give toddlers an easy Easter egg coloring book or buy an 18-pack Easter coloring books to give away with a goodie bag. For kids ages six and above, they will delight in painting kits like this Squishy Egg Painting Kit or a Rock Painting Kit . As a fun Easter activity for a party, you can provide this Easter Craft Kit for children to enjoy. 

Board games

Instead of devouring lots and lots of candy, why not play a board game with your family to enhance the mind? At Easter, give your little kids the Count Your Chickens Board Game, which is an adorable counting game perfectly themed for the day. If your kids are older, play Hasbro’s Speak Out Game with them and buckle up for a day filled with lots of laughter. You may also want to try a Blank Slate game for a whole new way to have word fun for the whole family! 

Bunnies and chicks

No Easter basket for kids is complete without a cute stuffed animal or two. For babies and toddlers, this squishy Easter basket filled with plushies are a great gift to welcome them to the Easter tradition! This wind-up chicks and bunnies are also great for kids to play with. 

Where to Buy
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters Bunny Face Cookie Cutter by Flour Box Bakery, 4.25"
Ritz Buns & Roses Bunny Rabbit Kitchen Dish Towel 2 Pk. Set
Easter Silicone Spatula Set with Colorful Ribbon Bows Happy Easter Gift Card for Spring Holiday Bunny Peeps Baking Gifts Easter Eggs Kitchen Cooking Supplies (Set of 3)
LIVACASA Drawstring Backpack Bag for Men Women Gym Drawstring Bag Pink
Yogiii Yoga Mat Bag | The Original YogiiiTote | Yoga Mat Tote Sling Carrier with Large Side Pocket & Zipper Pocket | Fits Most Size Mats
DASUTA Set of 10 Women's Yoga Sport Athletic Headband for Running Sports Travel Fitness Elastic Wicking Workout Non Slip Multi Headbands Headscarf fits All Men and Women (Style 1 - Multicolor)
smållo | Water Bottle with Cute Bunny Design | Stainless Steel | Double Wall Insulated | Pink | 17oz
Girls Travel Mug,Cute Bunny Tumbler Insulation Bottle,Leak-proof Vacuum Flask For Baby Hot Water 12 Ounce (Cyan)
17 oz. Insulated Stainless-Steel Tumbler by Studio Oh! - Eli Halpin Bunny Friends - 7” Tall - BPA-Free - Double-Walled with Special Vacuum Seal Keeps Liquids Cold up to 24 Hours
CASODA Girls Bathrobe Womens Robe Adult Hooded Plush Sherpa Bunny Animal Homewear Sleepwear - Valentine Gifts for Girls Women
Hedaya Home Cute Bunny Plush Floral Throw Blanket: Cozy Blanket for Couch Gift Bedding Soft and Cozy Velvet Fleece, LT Green Cute Rabbit Flowers 50" x 70" Inch, X-Large
Womens Soft Cute Funny Animal Designe Microfiber Slipper Socks Cozy Fuzzy Winter Warm Socks

Kitchen tools

Older kids may not be excited about a squishy bunny. If they are busy at the kitchen, a bunny cookie cutter , a pair of cute bunny kitchen towels or an Easter bunny spatula can excite them when they see it in the basket. 

Workout accessories

Instead of a basket, pack the Bunny’s offerings in a drawstring gym bag  or yoga bag. Give your girls a headscarf or resistance bands along with sweets. 

Drink bottles

Remind the kids to keep hydrated and drink water after eating their Easter treats! Give them a double-wall insulated bunny bottle or this cute travel mug. This stylish bunny tumbler is also a great give away for this season. Better yet, put your small candies and trail mix inside these bottles to make a double-purpose Easter basket! 

Comfy things

Don’t forget to give the Easter hostess or the mothers of your kids’ friends a basket as well. Wrap up this plush, hooded bunny bathrobe for their bath for the night, and let them snuggle up to a movie with this Easter-themed plush blanket. These fuzzy bunny socks are also great to keep their feet nice and warm when it’s chilly outside.