We are just a couple of weeks away from Easter and that means –get togethers with friends or family and Easter baskets with goodies! So how do you keep up your motivation to eat healthy and exercise around a holiday? Here are a few Easter tips from our Dietitians:
Bring a healthy dish to share. This will allow you to ensure that you at least have one good option when it comes to sitting down for a meal. We often suggest that you cover half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables. Try making those yummy vegetables interesting for all ages by displaying them in a creative way!
Attempt to avoid buying SO much candy for the kids this year. This year fill their baskets with some non-edible goodies and send them on an egg-cellent scavenger hunt to make finding their Easter basket fun this year.
- Every child will get their own colored eggs.
- Each egg will have a clue and a couple pieces of candy, leading them closer to THE basket.
- Fill their baskets with necessities or learning opportunities. Here are some of our ideas: sunglasses for summer, flip flops to wear by the pool, puzzles to put together, books to read, coupon for a Daddy and Me date, or bubbles to chase.
Don’t miss your workout because it’s a holiday. Try to get up early and enjoy the sunrise with an early morning walk or jog. Not a morning person? Grab the whole family for a game of tag at the local park after lunch.
We hope you have a Healthy and Hoppy Easter!