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Ask your typical kid about Easter and probably the last thing you'll hear is a wish for more vegetables. But hey, isn't there something weird about a bunny—the ultimate healthy salad eater—only delivering jelly beans?
Now, to be sure, if you're thinking of having your Easter bunny show up with a basket of lettuce and cucumbers, chances are you’re going to catch some serious moans from your child. But that doesn't mean you can't lay out an Easter brunch with some seasonal vegetables, such as carrots, that both your child and any visiting bunnies would love.
So, with a salute to health and a hop to the store, farmers market, or perhaps even your backyard garden for ingredients, here's a classic carrot salad served in a “basket” made from fresh, seasonal asparagus. Invite your child to help you measure, chop, and mix, and you've even got a way to sneak in some valuable hands-on math and science learning while you're at it.