If your child were in charge of your daily meals, all you would have are desserts like cake, ice cream and candy. But of course you won’t let that happen! Instead, opt for healthier alternatives when they’re asking for a sweet treat – they’re equally good if not better taste-wise. And the best part is, they’re good for the health so you won’t have to worry!
Serve any of these mouth-watering healthy desserts for kids and you’ll receive even sweeter kisses from your little one!
Yummy Avocado Brownies
What you need:
- 1 large avocado
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Combine the avocado, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a blender of food processor. Blend until ingredients are well-combined and mixture has no clumps. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in eggs. Add the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sea salt and stir until all ingredients are well-mixed.
Add the batter to a coconut oil-greased 8×8 inch baking dish and bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 20-25 mins. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Keep brownies in an airtight container, shelf life is 2 days in room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.
Grilled Honey and Lime Pineapple
What you need:
- 1 pineapple
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Coconut ice cream or sorbet
Slice the pineapple into 3/4 inch slabs. This makes about 8 pieces. You can choose to keep the skin on or not, depending on your preference. Combine the honey and lime juice in a bowl and brush the mixture onto the sides of each slab of pineapple. Cook pineapples on greased grill over medium heat until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and transfer to serving plates. Sprinkle pineapples with shredded coconut and top with a couple of scoops of coconut ice cream or sorbet. Serve immediately.
Make snack or dessert time even more enjoyable for the whole family by serving unique and delicious healthy desserts! Forget store-bought cakes, ice cream and other sweet treats that provide no calories to kids – serve these mouth-watering healthy desserts for kids full of nutrition and tender loving care!