Picking dessert is comparatively easier than handling an entire meal unless you are aiming to be healthy. There is no doubt sundaes, doughnuts and a slice of cake taste heavenly delish, but are they good for you? As parents, you definitely want the best and healthy food for your kids. But you can’t say no to your kid if they desire to eat desserts especially not on Christmas Eve. Just because it’s a treat doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy.
So, we have good news for you, you no more have to make a choice between sugar and butter bombs or something as boring as veggie sticks to satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth.
Here are 5 healthy dessert ideas that are packed with essential nutrients and vitamins which without a doubt will be savoured by your kids this Christmas.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Satisfy your kid’s craving with this delicious homemade chocolate avocado mousse. It is decadent, creamy and contains good nutrients like antioxidants and heart-healthy fats, all credit goes to skin-boosting pumpkin and heart-healthy avocado. Now, to make this yummy mousse you need cocoa powder, dates, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 2 ripe avocados, pumpkin pie spice, and almond milk. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Your chocolate mousse is ready to serve. Kids will simply love this recipe and so will you because it’s a great way to sneak in nutrients like healthy fats, vitamin E and fibre in your kid’s diet.
- Fruit Kebabs Drizzled With Dark Chocolate
Kids love finger food! Fruit kebabs are easy to make and super fun to eat because when you drizzle the kebabs with the rich melted dark chocolate, it looks gorgeous. You can make these kebabs in your breakfast and enjoy a yummy and healthy sweet dessert. Choose fruits like pineapple, blackberries, and strawberries and so forth as they are easy options. Dip the fruit in the melted chocolate by using a fork and enjoy.
- Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Bananas
This sweet treat is as yummy as it sounds and requires just two ingredients: unsweetened dark chocolate and banana. Bananas are packed with potassium and are kid favourite. Microwave the dark chocolate for 40 seconds or until melted. Cut each banana in half and keep half on a skewer. Dunk the skewer into the melted chocolate and coat the top of the banana with chocolate. Then place the chocolate-dipped banana on a paper plate and freeze at least 2 hours. Your sweet and healthy treat is ready to serve.
- Peanut Butter Date Bites
Another kid-friendly recipe that requires only 2 ingredients: peanut butter and dates. Dates are packed with fibre which helps in promoting healthy digestion and it also complements the butter as it has some natural sweetness.
Now to make this recipe, combine the butter and dates in a food processor. Grind until smooth and make small balls out from the mixture. Refrigerate for at least an hour and then serve it.
- Dessert Energy Balls
Energy balls are super delicious, simple and nutritious. To make this amazing sweet treat, you need oats flour or almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate chips, peanut or almond butter, maple syrup. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a vessel. Use your hands to roll the balls. Involve your kids while making the balls as this can be a fun activity for them. These energy balls are rich in nutrients and a great dessert for kids to munch anytime.
Over to you:
All in all, the festive season should be funny as well as healthy for your little ones. Savour these 5 kid-friendly super healthy dessert ideas this Christmas and get the goodness of heart-healthy nutrients along with deliciousness.