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5 Ideas for a “Healthier” Easter Basket

Easter is around the corner, and so are giant baskets filled with sugary goodies.

Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but did you know, according to, the average Easter basket can add up to an average 2,028 calories?

Now, here at Urgent Care MD in New Orleans, we are all about a little excess every now and again.

What if you want your kids to have just a few Easter treats, but still want them to have a full basket?

We’ve done a little research and found some unique gift ideas that might help you keep their basket from becoming one big pile of chocolate.

easter bunny finger puppet









1. Easter Bunny Finger Puppet

Want a fun way to keep your kids from reaching for that chocolate bunny? Keep those hungry hands occupied with this super-cute Easter bunny finger puppet from Etsy!


Easter Lego set











2. Easter Legos!

Who wants to eat jelly beans when they can play with Legos! Especially when those famous little plastic blocks come in pastel colors 🙂 Check out this cool LEGO Friends 41087 Bunny and Babies set found on Amazon.

Giant google eyes











3. Giant Googly Eyes

Well, this really has nothing to do with Easter. But after getting lost on Amazon for a few minutes, we couldn’t help but spy these Giant Googly Eyes – Set of 2 – By Allures & Illusions… yes, Giant GOOGLY EYES! Sure, your kids might scare the daylights out of you by putting you with a life-like garbage can, but it’s fun!


Bunny ears











4. Bunny Ears from Pottery Barn

We always tell kids not to give people bunny ears during photos. Now, you can encourage it with these sweet bunny ear head bands from Pottery Barn.


Wooden easter eggs











5. Wooden Easter Egg Game

This hand-crafted wooden Easter egg sorting game is not only super fun for kids, but also super unique. This high quality hand-crafted wooden game will last be around for many Easter seasons to come.


If you’d like some more great, really creative, Easter basket ideas, check out the “19 very (very) special non-candy Easter basket gifts kids will love” from Cool Moms Picks.


At the end of the day, we can’t resist a little Easter treat. So, with that, what’s your favorite Easter candy of all time? Here’s ours…










Happy Easter from your friends at Urgent Care MD New Orleans!


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