Katherine - posted on 04/03/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Actual hard-boiled eggs: You've already dyed them. Might as well slip a few in. (Does your kid only eat the whites? Mine too. Here are some ideas for those yolks.)
Fresh berries: Put a handful of blueberries or blackberries inside a few plastic eggs for a sweet treat that's all natural.
Popcorn balls: These do have a bit of sugar from the marshmallows, but otherwise these are a high-fiber, low-sugar snack. Here's Martha Stewart's recipe for popcorn balls.
Dried fruit or nuts: For something different, try dried apricots, dates, yogurt-covered raisins, toasted hazelnuts, or macadamia nuts.
Annie's Cheddar Bunnies: My son loves these. They're basically Goldfish crackers, only made with real cheese and, hello, they're BUNNIES! They also make Bunny Grahams.
Clementines: These are wee relatives of the orange with super-thin skin most kids over 3 can peel themselves. They're usually a less tart than oranges, too.
Squeezable yogurt: Most brands with cartoon characters on the package are still loaded with sugar, but they're still less sugar than candy. We like freezing ours first.
Home-baked treats: Just about any homemade cookie or muffin is still going to be less sweet than candy.
And how about a few non-edible options?
Cascarones: These are colored eggs filled with confetti -- so fun! I was thrilled when my mom sent my son some last year. Just remember to crack them outdoors unless you love vacuuming.
Polished rocks or crystals
Egg-shaped sidewalk chalk
What other non-sugary treats do you put in your kids' Easter baskets?