Easter is a fantastic holiday break where millions of children and families spend their weekend partaking in Easter egg hunts, dying hard boiled eggs, and indulging in those sugary goodies left by the one and only, Easter Bunny!
We want to share a few great Easter basket ideas for kids who have braces and have to avoid those sugared candies, but can still feel included in all of the Easter holiday treats!
Chocolate is a great choice for children with braces because it is soft. Great choices for Easter would include the traditional chocolate bunnies, regular M&M’s and chocolate eggs. It is important to avoid chocolate containing caramel, nuts, raisins, or any other sticky ingredients because it can damage brackets and wires.
Baked goods are a great option as decorated cupcakes and brownies are safe for braces. Look for recipes with reduced-sugar or sugar substitutes to help maintain the taste and texture of regular baked foods. As with chocolate, these goods are safe choices if nut free. You can incorporate fun Easter designs with reduced sugar icing or edible toppings too.
Non-Edible Easter Treats
Who says Easter treats all have to be edible? Why not go for other basket-fillers such as gifts cards, pastel nail polishes, CDs, or magazines. These are all great options for kids with braces who can be rewarded with Easter goodies other than sweets.
Be sure to remember to brush after eating your favourite chocolate or sweet to keep your smile beautiful and healthy!
We hope you all enjoy your holiday plans and have a safe and hoppy Easter!