Healthy Desserts: How to Treat Your Kids without Spiking their Sugar



Grilled Apples: 

Ingredients:     

Apples

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Dash of lemon juice

Directions:

Core and slice your apples so they are still chunky enough not to slip through the grill slats. Putting them into a mixing bowl, add a dash of lemon juice and toss until coated. Then add cinnamon and nutmeg (to taste) and toss until coated. Dump onto a medium heated grill and cook, turning periodically until slightly soft and charred. Serve warm, either stand-alone or with a small amount of vanilla ice cream.

Pro tip: If you grill enough apples to have leftovers, these are a great addition to an oatmeal breakfast.

“Warm Ice Cream”:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbs. peanut butter
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Thoroughly combine the Greek yogurt and peanut butter until the mixture is completely smooth. Add in your chocolate chips and mix thoroughly. Here you have to make a choice on how similar to ice cream you want it to be. If you’re happy with the temperature of normal yogurt, just eat it right away and enjoy. If you like it a little colder, throw it into the fridge to taste.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites                                                       

Ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Baking chocolate—preferably dark chocolate

Directions:

Start by slicing ¼” pieces of banana, and then place them onto a tray covered in wax paper. Place these in the freezer for about 5 minutes to chill. Then make little sandwiches out of the slices by spreading peanut butter onto one and then placing another on top of it. When these are all complete, melt your chocolate. This can be done with a double boiler (which is the preferred method) or very carefully in the microwave in 15-minute increments. Using a fork to help stabilize, dip all of your peanut butter banana sandwiches into your chocolate and place back onto the wax paper. Place into the fridge or freezer until the chocolate has set back into a hard state. These can be eaten either refrigerated or frozen—the choice is entirely up to you!

Fruit and Chocolate Hummus

Ingredients:

  • Fruit or pretzels of your choice for dipping
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • One-eighth cup honey or agave
  • One-eighth cup milk of your choice
  • 3 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

In a blender, add all of the ingredients listed, and blend on high until a hummus consistency has been achieved. You may need to stop a few times to scrape the sides of the blender down, and add extra milk if necessary, to give the right consistency. Scoop into a bowl and then use as a dip for your favorite fruits or pretzels.


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