For many, the Spring holiday can be a bit of a minefield. There is chocolate everywhere in addition to other cakes, sweets and confectionary. If you are trying to eat healthily, it can be difficult to avoid temptation and make the right choices.
Then there is the dreaded ‘Bank Holiday washout’ threat. With the possibility that the long weekend will be spent indoors with bored children, which could lead to boredom eating.
The long weekend is a great excuse to relax and unwind with friends and family, a time to get together, have some fun and celebrate the change in season. So we have put on our thinking caps and come up with some ideas to keep everyone entertained.
Instead of using chocolate eggs on your egg hunt, why not boil some eggs and get your children to paint/decorate them? It is both a fun, and inexpensive, way to show children how to cook a healthy snack. A single treat could be given as a prize for a range of categories; i.e. brightest, best design etc.
How about making the more traditional event of an egg hunt a social one. Invite neighbours and friends to go to your local park or playground to find the hidden ‘treasure’. A prize could be awarded for the person who finds the most. If the weather is not good, children rarely mind if a prize is available.
After your hunt, use the boiled eggs to make a nice salad for all who participated. Using ‘real’ eggs will remove temptation and minimize the chances overeating sweet, sugar laden chocolate ones.
How about getting out to ‘stretch your legs’? If the weather holds out you could visit somewhere new or go to an old favourite. There are so many beautiful flowers blossoming at this time of year that they could add colour to the greyest of days.
Talking of flowers, the weekend could offer a great opportunity to do a spot of gardening. You could get the whole family involved and plant some vegetables, an ideal way to encourage healthier eating for the whole family.
Why not use the extra days to do something you couldn’t have done before your weight loss surgery? The UK has some wonderful activity based places to suit all.
Whether you are a thrill seeker going to a theme park or simply enjoying a walk around a farm to see the newborn animals, we hope you have a lovely time. Don’t forget to share your spring break photos with us.