I wouldn't recommend doing this for a child. But, I would recommend trying this for a significant other or a parent who really shouldn't be eating pure sugar jelly beans, sicky sweet chocolate easter bunnies and marshmallow Peeps.
As you can see, the center of attraction is this lovely and delicate Maiden Hair Fern. You can find these at better garden centers such as Russells in Wayland, MA (which is where I got this). And instead of eggs, we have a couple very generously sized and beautifully fragrant tripled milled soap from Italy. These are quite the find as instead of $12 a piece,they are about $4 at TJ Maxx. They are also featuring handsome quilted placemats right now. Two have been tucked into this basket. And voila! you have a beautiful yet healthy easter basket.
Alright, I'll add a small gold foil Lindt Easter Bunny in solid milk chocolate to this. It still is a heck of a lot healthier than the typical easter basket!
If you end up trying this, I'd love to hear about your results!
If you like the "green" aspect of this, this easter basket article from a few years ago shows a variation Another Green Easter Basket