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March 14, 2024

Celebrate Easter the Healthy Way

Easter is almost here, and it’s a time for fun with family and friends. But did you know you can also make it a healthy celebration? As a public health nonprofit working to increase health access in Texas, we’ve got some easy tips to help you have a fantastic and healthy Easter.

  1. Opt for Nutritious Easter Treats: Easter often brings to mind images of candy-filled baskets and sugary treats. While indulging in moderation is okay, it’s important to balance those sweets with nutritious options. Consider adding a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to your Easter menu. Get creative with colorful fruit platters, veggie trays, and whole grain crackers with hummus.
  2. Stay Active with Easter-themed Activities: Instead of solely focusing on food-focused activities, incorporate physical activity into your Easter celebration. Organize an Easter egg hunt in your backyard or local park, encouraging friends and family to move around and engage in some light exercise. You can also plan Easter-themed games like egg races, bunny hops, or a scavenger hunt. Physical activity not only burns calories but also boosts mood and energy levels.
  3.  Mindful Eating During Easter Meals: Practice mindful eating by paying attention to your body’s hunger cues. Fill your plate with a balance of proteins, whole grains, and plenty of vegetables. Take your time to savor each bite, enjoying the flavors and textures of your meal. Avoid going back for seconds immediately; instead, give yourself time to digest before having an additional serving.

Take Action for Your Health

Ready to take the next step in your health journey? We offer free virtual bilingual telehealth coaching services and fitness and nutrition classes in a variety of formats, including Zumba, Yoga, Mixed Fit, and more. Whether you’re looking for personalized guidance or group fitness classes, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Visit our website to learn more and sign up for our services today!

This Easter, let’s make healthy choices while still having a blast. Whether you’re hunting for eggs or enjoying a delicious meal, remember to keep your health in mind. We hope these tips help you have a wonderful and healthy Easter!

Additional resources 

Check out the Texas Department of State Health Services website for healthy recipe ideas and tips on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for tips on staying active and incorporating exercise into your daily routine.

For more information on mindful eating and portion control, consult the MyPlate guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Stay Connected

We use social media to share resources, tools, and information to help you, your family, and your friends live healthy lives. It’s also a great way to join and connect with a growing network of Texans committed to making living healthy easier in our great state!