Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Easter Bunny is hopping into back yards everywhere, in just 2 weeks! I don't know about you, but with Christmas and Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day, my kids are all candied out. Let me rephrase that: I'M all candied out. My kids will eat sweet treats any time, but for the sake of their teeth and their bodies, I'm hoping the Easter Bunny keeps all the candy hidden and gives my kids a healthier Easter Basket!
Fortunately, it's not that difficult to make up an Easter Basket filled with healthier or non-food treats. Here are some suggestions for Easter Basket fillers:
* Many popular toy brands sell Easter-themed toys inside plastic eggs, such as Playmobil, Play-Doh, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more. These are a bit more expensive than the usual plastic toy fillers, but they don't get thrown away!
* Hide erasers or quarters or dollar coins or stickers inside Easter Eggs
* Hide Goldfish crackers inside plastic Easter Eggs
* Add a plush bunny or chick
* Add CLIF Kid Zfruit twists instead of jelly beans
* Add chocolate CLIF Kid Zbars instead of chocolate eggs
CLIF Kid snacks make a great healthy alternative to jelly beans, chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies because they're sweet treats made with good-for-you ingredients like whole grains and real fruit. My kids are just as happy with a CLIF Kid Chocolate Brownie Zbar or a CLIF Kid Crispy Chocolate Zbar as they are with chocolate candy bars! They love the sweet, chocolatey taste, and I love the sustained energy the bars give, versus the sugar highs and lows you get from candy. The same thing goes for CLIF Kid Zfruit -- they are just as sweet and chewy as gummy fruit snacks or fruit roll ups, but they're made from 100% real fruit.
Here's more information about CLIF Kid snacks that the Easter Bunny doesn't need to hide. Happy Easter!
CLIF Kid Zbar Chocolate Brownie
Zbars are wholegrain snacks bars with the optimal balance of carbohydrates, protein, good fat and fiber to keep kids nourished and stabilize their energy level throughout the day. Zbars also have 12 essential vitamins and minerals for kids’ growing bodies. Flavors include: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Brownie, S’mores, Peanut Butter, Honey Graham and Iced Oatmeal cookie.
CLIF Kid Zbar Crispy Chocolate
Zbar Crispy is the first rice crispy snack bar with whole grain toasted oats mixed into the recipe. Zbar Crispy was inspired by all the things kids love about the original Zbar but in a new crispy texture to offer them even more variety. And Zbar Crispy offers more of four essential nutrients – Calcium, Iron, Zinc and Vitamin D – for kids’ growing bodies than other snack bars. Flavors include: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Cookies ‘n Cream.
CLIF Kid Zfruit
Zfruit is a tangy, chewy organic fruit snack that offers a serving of organic fruit and is a great source of vitamin C. Zfruit offers a great-tasting fruit snack that doesn’t need to be washed, peeled, cored, seeded, cut or refrigerated before eating, making it easy for kids to eat organic fruit anytime, anywhere.
Disclosure: I received a sample pack of assorted CLIF Kid snacks to review. Product information (in italics) is provided by CLIF Kid. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.