Wellness for the Family: Healthy Easter Baskets & Snacks
Jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and Peeps.
Easter can be a sugary frenzy.
The National Retail Federation discovered sugar-loving Americans spent $300 million more on Easter candy than Halloween.
This week in Wellness for the Family, Michelle Dunaway and Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, have some treats you may not have considered before.
Peanut Butter Nutella Bunny Poop
• 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
• 1/3 cup Nutella
• 1/3 cup of peanut butter
• 1/2 cup shredded coconut
• 10 dates, pitted
• 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
• 2 tsp. vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp. salt
1. Combine all ingredients together in a food processor and pulse until combined.
2. Cover mixture and transfer to the refrigerator for about 30-60 minutes. (This will slightly harden the mixture and make it easier to form into balls.)
3. When mixture is cool, remove and roll into ½ inch-sized balls. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate in a covered container.
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