Friday, March 9, 2012

GOING HEALTHY ON EASTER BASKETS

This is a hard post for me because I am having to find balance between my contempt for the money wasted on Easter when there are so many children in need, and the reality parents are going to do it anyway.  If parents are going to do it anyway, why not do it at least in a semi-healthy way.

Isabella will be 2 1/2 come Easter.  Everything I buy her must be educational or developmental.  Even the snacks must be at least semi-healthy.  Her basket will have an Olivia the Pig doll and book. I never use candy

Gerber Graduates Grabbers - Apple/Pear/Peach - Gerber Foods  - Babies"R"Us

I really like the Graduate products.  The fruit grabbers can be a fun way to eat fruit.  You can put one or two of these in the basket.  Instead of putting things in a plastic egg, I found these plastic containers of Sponge Bob and Dora.  Isabella really likes Sponge Bob and Dora. 

I bought two bags of the Yogurt melts.  I will fill the Sponge Bob and Dora containers with these.  Isabella really likes these and they are so much better than jelly beans.
GRADUATES® YOGURT MELTS® – Strawberry
I am also including the Graduate fruit roll ups, the strawberry puffs, and several small boxes of raisins. 

If you must do an Easter basket - try doing Graduates, instead of candy and junk.

GRADUATES® Snacks - GRADUATES® snacks provide a range of products that are appropriate for the Crawler, Toddler and Preschooler stage of your baby's development. Read the package for the developmental cues that indicate your child is ready for each product.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

h e b has a great section of energy bars for kids!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobby, I tried those Graduate Grabbers, the are excellent even for a quick snack for adults. Great Idea Bobby!