Healthy Dessert Recipes Kids Will Love
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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