Don’t sabotage Easter
Focus this Easter weekend on a new, healthier holiday tradition of lighter food and healthier activities.
Instead of the usual baked ham or lamb, how about serving a grilled fish like salmon, snapper, or halibut? Serve it with a whole grain pilaf, some grilled asparagus, and a huge salad of spring’s freshest veggies.
And make this holiday less about the food and more about fun, with traditional activities like coloring eggs, having an Easter egg hunt, or walking in the parade. Try something new – draw chalk pictures on the sidewalk or driveway or plant flowers or herbs in pots or in the yard.
Stay away from the candy – especially the yellow marshmallow chicks and family-sized milk chocolate rabbits. (You know, the ones with the teeth marks in them.)
If you’re filling Easter baskets, choose some non-candy items, like colorful t-shirts or tank tops, socks, a CD, lip balm or lip gloss, jump rope, yo-yo, harmonica or recorder, toy cars, small dolls, a stuffed animal, books, jewelry, new toothbrush, seed packets, etc. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you can find things for all ages.
Image by Billy Alexander