Healthy Easter Snacks & Activities for Kids
Easter is approaching and it’s the perfect time to enjoy tasty healthy Easter snacks and celebrate with family and kids. Spring snacks are easy to prepare and refreshing to munch on in the warming sun or on one of the Pacific Northwests’ many cloudy spring afternoons. If you’re planning on celebrating the holiday this month, prepare ahead of time with different Easter snacks and spring activities!
Healthy Easter Snacks
As Easter approaches on Sunday, April 17, many people are getting ready with healthy Easter snacks for kids and families. While traditional Easter baskets with candy are common, there are plenty of healthy alternatives as well. Those processed packaged candies and snacks are fun and traditional (everyone loves a big ol’ chocolate bunny!), but it’s easy to make your own treats, too. Healthy Easter snacks made your way means you know all of the ingredients going into the food your family eats. Plus, you can customize it to your preference.
One example of a healthy Easter snack is homemade granola in a fruit parfait with yogurt. For a guide on homemade granola made with your preferred amount of sweetness, check out this recipe by Inspired Taste. Add more or less honey as desired and enjoy with Grace Harbor Farms Natural Plain Yogurt or So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt. Layer this with seasonal fruit like the last of the seasons’ Cara Cara oranges or summer’s incoming blueberries and dive in.
For more ideas for snacks for active kids in the spring, take a peek at Tacoma Boys guide for spring snacks, too!
Spring Activities for the Family
It’s just about that time of year to unwind with the family and spring activities. Soon, the warm weather brings with it even more opportunity to have fun with friends and family. That includes appreciating the outdoors, like blooming spring flowers and shining sun. Try these activities with kids, friends, or even solo:
- Weekly walks: A regular walk in the same area, like around a residential block or through a colorful park, is a prime way to enjoy spring. As spring progresses into summer, take note as the flowers bloom and the colors change.
- Spring gardening: Get ready for a season of spring gardening to add beauty to your yard or indoor plant garden.
- Sweet baking: Bake tasty treats with seasonal flavors like lavender, mint, grapefruit, and berries.
- Outdoor hobbies: Take the color books and acrylic paints outside! Why not enjoy some of the same indoor hobbies, outside, and bask in the sun and the colors of the season?
If you’re looking to try some other traditional spring activities, get adventurous with decorating easter eggs! Everyone loves decorating easter eggs and you can make them your own with a hunt to follow. To avoid the store bought easter egg dyes, try your own DIY egg dye with colorful ingredients like beets, cabbage, turmeric, and paprika! These ingredients and Smith Brothers Farms Extra Large Eggs are conveniently available at Tacoma Boys.
For a guide on how to make your own colored easter eggs, check out the posts here or here. This year, why not have fun with something new? Hide the naturally dyed eggs around your backyard or neighborhood and send the kids off for a hunt. And, once they’re quickly recovered, you can still whip up a batch of various deviled eggs for a tasty spring snack. You can also use the still-good eggs in potato salad (try it with pesto instead of mustard for a different flavor profile!) or breakfast sandwiches, for example.
Shop for Easter Recipes at Tacoma Boys
Cooking Easter recipes and tasty treats is an important part of the celebration for many families. Tacoma Boys always encourages appreciating time with others around a tasty family dinner. Cooking and eating with others is one great spring and Easter activity that brings you closer together! It’s a great time to bond over trying new foods or cooking classics with seasonal ingredients like seasonal produce. If you have traditional dishes to make, stop by Tacoma Boys for fresh foods to craft your recipe. Or, try different Easter recipes like some of these:
- Prime Rib Roast with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Twice Baked Potatoes
- One Pot Caprese Pasta
- Tacoma Boys’ Stuffed Chicken Breast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Herb Crusted Salmon with Lemon Butter Pasta
- Scalloped Potatoes with Ham with Tacoma Boys Go-To Side Salad
Tacoma Boys has all the staples like meat, seafood, vegetables, pasta, seasonings, and more to make your delicious Easter dinner! Swing by to get inspired and grab everything you need for the evening. And to stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!