Supermarket displays of pastel coloured lollies and chocolate bunnies have been up for months, but Easter is now only weeks away.
Here are some tips to help you avoid the confectionery crazed holiday.
• Allow for one or two Easter treats in your child’s basket or egg hunt – after all it is a special occasion
• Be aware of the location of Easter candy displays at your local grocery store and try to avoid them when shopping with your kids
• Try some of these alternative Easter basket goodies:
o Easter eggs (the ones made by chickens – not Cadbury)
o Colourful, fresh fruits like oranges, apples and pears
o Small packs of nuts or raisins
o Cheese-and-cracker packs
• Like many other holidays, don’t let food become the main event. Instead, focus on games and activities to do with your kids like dying eggs, crafts or artwork or come up with some competitive games to play