Easter Basket Makeover

Food, Health, Home & Family, Kids
on April 16, 2011

Dietitian Neva Cochran’s healthier Easter basket contains 68 percent fewer calories and 71 percent less fat than the typical Easter basket. Here’s her basket makeover:
 
 Before

  •   3 (1.2 oz. each) chocolate creme eggs: 450 calories and 15 grams fat
  •   1 (2.8 oz.) dark chocolate Easter bunny: 190 calories and 13 grams fat
  •   2 (1 oz. each) milk chocolate bunnies: 300 calories and 16 grams of fat
  •   3 (1.2 oz. each) peanut butter-filled chocolate eggs: 540 calories and 33 grams fat
  •   10 mini chocolate eggs: 160 calories and 7 grams fat
  •   5 marshmallow chicks: 160 calories and 0 grams fat

  Total: 1,800 calories and 84 grams fat

 
 After

  •   2 marshmallow chicks: 65 calories and 0 grams fat
  •   5 mini chocolate eggs: 80 calories and 3 grams fat
  •   1 small plastic egg filled with 3 tablespoons of raisins: 85 calories and 0 grams fat
  •   1 small plastic egg filled with 2 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts: 105 calories and 10 grams fat
  •   1 small plastic egg filled with 8 animal crackers: 60 calories and 1 gram fat
  •   10 jelly beans: 40 calories and 0 grams fat
  •   2 decorated hard-boiled eggs: 140 calories and 10 grams fat
  •   Additional plastic eggs filled with stickers and small toys

  Total: 575 calories and 24 grams fat