Healthier Easter Basket Alternatives and Printable Cards

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Easter in my family is a big deal. Everyone gets an Easter basket (even the adults!) and they are typically filled with candy and trinkets. For a child, that pretty basket filled with pastel eggs and chocolate, jelly beans and other sweets is a dream come true. For an adult who is diligently focusing on health and maintaining 4 year old New Year’s Resolutions… it can be a nightmare.

[question]Disclosure: Kroger provided me with a gift card and other incentives in exchange for creating this basket and writing this post. However, the opinions are wholly mine, and the printable cards are free to anyone![/question]

Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutions

So, when Kroger gifted me a $25 gift card to create an Easter basket, I knew right away what I WASN’T going to get. My hubby and I have been working out for months and watching our sugar and fat intakes with the intention of being healthier overall. The last thing I want to do is throw him off track with jellybeans and chocolate eggs.

Thankfully, Kroger has a great selection of healthier (if not healthfood) options that are perfect for baskets! Check out all of the items I was able to get for that one $25 gift card!

Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutions

Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutions Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutionsMy hubby LOVES yogurt covered raisins and they look just like jelly beans, so those were my first selection. Then I found the pretty pastel chocolate bar in the organic section. Dark chocolate (over 73% cacao) is a healthy selection we make often in my house. The flavor is rich and intense without a bunch of added cream and sugar. That means it satisfies a craving for chocolate without throwing away all that hard work in eating well. Plus, it is intense so we eat less of it generally.

Fruit is an easy go-to for a basket like this. Kroger often has “manager’s specials” on fruits and veggies that they have too much of, or have been hanging around a bit too long. I took advantage of that and got 5 pretty and shiny red apples for 99 cents! These add a bunch of weight and fill into the basket. They are so popular, hubby stole one from my grocery bag and ate it before I even had a chance to make the basket. =D

Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutions

One of Hubby’s goals for eating well is to get his recommended amount of protein. So I headed to the health food area and found a HUGE selection of trailmix/granola/meal bars. These cost about the same as a candy bar, but have a lot more nutritional value. I picked two that sounded delicious for the basket.

Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutionsHealthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutionsAlong the lines of sticky sugary candies like taffy, I found several varieties of fruit leathers for about 50 cents each. They had the added bonus of pastel wrapping, so I grabbed them. In the same aisle there was a Coco Cafe vanilla flavored protein/meal shake that I just know hubby will love (he is a giant fan of vanilla anything).

Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutions Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutionsFor a child’s basket, there would typically be some toys or other trinkets that will undoubtably last longer than the candy components. For this healthy basket, I chose to focus on “feel good” items for my husband. I want him to feel great about himself and the healthy choices he is making. So, for the remainder of my gift card, I bought a 99c set of combs, some deodorant and bodywash.

Healthier Easter Basket Options all for under $25 | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #DIY #Health #resolutionsIn the end, I decided that the basket did need a bunny of some kind. So I ended up with a dark chocolate Dove bunny. This isn’t as good a choice as the 72% chocolate bar, but it is festive and I thought it a worthy exemption.

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But what Easter Basket would be complete without a beautiful card!? I made this pretty and printable set just for the occassion. Making them is super easy:

  1. Print out the Template.
    5 Printable Easter cards with Envelopes | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #printable #card
  2. Cut out the cards and matching envelopes.
    5 Printable Easter cards with Envelopes | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #printable #card
  3. Fold and tape or glue envelopes.
  4. Done! Aren’t they pretty? And a perfect addition to the Healthier Easter Basket!
    5 Printable Easter cards with Envelopes | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #printable #card 5 Printable Easter cards with Envelopes | saynotsweetanne.com | #Easter #printable #card

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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

4 thoughts on “Healthier Easter Basket Alternatives and Printable Cards

  1. Fabulous ideas to create mesmerizing and healthier gift basket. It has been tremendous gift ideas and I also like Happy Easter card ideas. It’s just complete Easter Gift Basket.

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