We try to eat healthy, and during Easter it’s hard with all the candy everywhere! I adore candy and my pregnant will power is um… not really strong. So when I decided to make some fun treats I wanted at least one of them to be truly healthy! The other could be if I had made it from scratch but I didn’t- but you can ! Either way they are both super simple and very very tasty!
- Gather your materials. Grab your favorite carrot cake and cream cheese icing recipes or boxed mix and a tub of icing, orange and green jelly bellys . I should note that although I did use a mix I also mixed in 1/4 cup of crushed pineapple and it was very very yummy.
- Bake and cool your cupcakes.
- Ice them and add your jelly beans in the shape of a carrot!
- Eat more than you care to admit and send the rest to your husband’s office.
Frozen Yogurt Eggs
- Gather your materials. You will need a silicone mini cake pan ( they still have Easter themed ones at both Target and Walmart in my area), a blender, low fat vanilla yogurt, and frozen or fresh fruit of your choice.
- Pop 2 scoops of the yogurt in ( about 3/4 cup) and 1/2 – 3/4 cups of the fruit.
- Freeze ( we froze ours for 2 hours and they were perfect- formed but not rock hard.) If you freeze them longer just let them thaw for 30 minutes in your fridge before serving them so they are soft enough to eat with a spoon.
- Pop out of the mold and enjoy ! These were a huge hit with my son.
- Gather your materials. You will need some paint, white felt, glue , a cleaned out single serving container and scissors.
- Start by squirting some paint in the container, we used red and yellow to make orange. For a fast craft like this I try to add in a color mixing lesson . My son has always loved this, if your child isn’t into it don’t push.
- Put the container aside to dry. Make sure it’s not too full with paint. I had to scoop some out and we did some finger painting after with it.
- While that is drying – draw an outline ( although if you are good with scissors just wing it) of a fried egg.
- Cut out.
- When the painted cup is dry, add glue around the edges
- Press down on the felt, let dry.
- Get cookin’
This song was a favorite of mine in Brownies, don’t know why but kids love it!
Cheese and Bologna
And after the macaroni
We’ll have fun with,
Pickles and pretzels,
and then we’ll have some more fried ham,
Fried ham , fried ham , fried ham!
- Gather your materials. You will need glue, yarn , a balloon and some ribbon.
- Blow up your balloon a little ways and tie it.
- Cut some yarn in about 12 inch pieces. For this craft I used about 20 , 12″ pieces total.
- Mix your glue with a tiny bit of water if you want, this made it easier to soak the yarn but it took longer to dry. Either way works- just don’t dilute it too much.
- Start drenching the yarn in the glue
- Laying it on the balloon. Criss cross it over the whole thing.
- Keep going…and going.
- When you feel it’s done let it dry , I prefer to let it dry by hanging it from a rack with a clothes pin. That way it’s not touching anything and won’t get stuck.
- When it’s dry carefully pop the balloon, and fish it out of the egg.
- Add your ribbon!