Diabetes Friendly Easter Baskets

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aster is right around the corner, which means pastel-colored candy is lining the isles of our neighborhood supermarkets. Just about all of the most popular chocolates can be found in the shapes of bunnies or eggs. Parents are likely filling little plastic eggs with jelly beans for their kiddos’ annual easter egg hunt.

What do all of those things have in common? Sugar. Lots and lots of sugar.

So often we rely upon filling our celebrations, and our gift baskets, with not-so-healthy, and sometimes not-so-yummy, candy (I’m looking at you, Peeps). And while the thought is still nice, they frequently end up being sort of generic gifts that can be given to just about anyone. But what if that didn’t have to be the case? What if there was a way to avoid filling your Easter basket with sweet goodies that are going to send your diabetic loved one’s numbers through the roof?

Well, there is! And it doesn’t have to be boring or stray too far from tradition! We believe there’s a way to give the diabetic in your life a thoughtfully curated Easter basket they’re sure to love without relying solely on Cadbury Eggs.

Take a look at the video below for some awesome tips!

Enjoy, and as always, let us know what you think in the comments!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.