apple enchilada
Apple Enchilada

By Marilyn Monen

Desserts have always been part of our meal, our meal may not be considered complete without them, and of course, kids always love desserts.

But the only problem with desserts, sometimes, is that they tend to be unhealthy,too much sugar, too much carbohydrates, too much fat. So here are some of healthy dessert recipes that kids will surely love.

 

vegan sweet potato cookie
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Vegan Sweet Potato Cookies

These cookies are made from naturally sweet ingredients; thus, you do not need to add any artificially processed sugar, such as confectioner’s sugar. They are tender but crispy and moist. Kids will surely enjoy the peculiar texture and the amazing flavor these cookies will give them.

Recipe 

 

yogurt pops

Frozen Yogurt Pops

These yogurt pops are perfect for the coming summer. Kids will love the refreshing coolness it gives and the fresh flavor of fruits that you can personally choose to add. Kids will love it even more if you let them choose the flavor of fruit they want to have for this dessert and invite them make their own frozen yogurt pops.

Recipe

oatmeal cookie
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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Aside from being healthy, this recipe is very easy. All you need are old-fashioned oats, raisins, brown sugar, and molasses and other basic ingredients for cookie making. Kids will love the flavor and texture of raisins in oatmeal combined with molasses. These cookies can also be served for snacks, and either dessert or snacks, kids will surely love them.

Recipe

 

fruit and jello mold

Tutti-Frutti Gelatin Mold

Kids always love how colorful and sweet smelling food can be. Well, this tutti-frutti gelatine mold meets both criteria. Not only that it is appealing to the kids’ eyes and nose, it will also give their appetite the satisfaction it needs after a good meal.

Recipe

 

cherry cheesecake tart
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No-Bake Mini Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

Kids love cakes above all other desserts. These mini cherry cheesecake tarts will ignite their curiosity and interest on how a small sweet treat can be as delicious as the big one. Best of all, this recipe needs no baking so you can whip it up any time and serve them. Another great thing about this is you can always substitute the cherry with whatever fruit topping your kids prefer,be it blueberry.

Recipe

 

eggnog pudding
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Eggnog Pudding

Eggnog is best known as a holiday drink, but making a pudding out of it will surely excite your kids. Kids love to try something new at any time; this will give them the opportunity to try a Christmas treat in a different way at a different time of the year.

Recipe

 

 

pumpkin bars
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Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars

Kids, most of the time, do not like eating vegetables and/or fruits no matter how much you tell that these are good for their health. But if you give vegetables a new twist, you can make kids eat them. This recipe will make your kids eat pumpkin and even make them love it.

Recipe

 

Apple Pie Enchilada Recipe

As always, giving kids something new to their eyes and taste piques their interest. This recipe will make kids love apples even more.

Recipe:

Prepare Apples:

Slice apples

Combine for each apple a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves

Add a couple tablespoons of water for each apple

Drizzle of honey for each apple

Stew the apples on the stove until almost completely tender.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spoon fruit evenly onto all tortillas, sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down on lightly greased 8×8 baking pan.

Pour sauce evenly over tortillas; sprinkle with extra cinnamon on top if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes

Try out these healthy dessert recipes and you’ll definitely give them a festive, sweet, and yummy delight. Surely, your meals will be complete when one or all of these sweets are served on the table.

 

Geraldine Jensen

Publisher and Editor of Families Online Magazine. Our experts provide warm, loving, and generous advice for you, your family and children, no matter their age -- infants, school age, 'tweens, and teenagers. Features include:Parenting, Ages and Stages of Child Development, Child Support, Cooking, Health, Children's Books, Nutrition, Christian Parenting, Relationships, Green-living, Education and School

Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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