Desserts as such are the mostly notorious, especially when it comes to children. That is why preparing a dessert not high in unwanted substances and yet tasty and appealing to your child, often proves to be a task requiring a lot of effort and imagination in particular. And if you seek to make it a healthy one on top of it all, get ready because you are in for one bumpy ride towards the completion of your goal.
Sugar – extremely important energy source
Children would not be children if they were to behave all the time and be quiet and obedient. It is in their nature to move around all the time, jump and run. But to be able to do this, they need a lot of energy, which comes primarily from sugar intake. And what is the better source for it then desserts? Despite many prejudices, as long as you stick to those simple recipes you should not fear that your child would increase its body mass or experience some other unfavorable side effects.
Unfortunately, many parents believe that these savory snacks have the potential to do their children more harm than good. This includes the present fear of sugar addiction. What such, as well as all other parents should know is that almost every type of food contains sugar to a certain extent, with one exception, meat. What's more, sugar is one of the most essential substances all children need in order to grow up properly. Also, as long as you get your children used to eating other healthy types of food, there is really no malice in allowing them to eat some dessert every once in a while.
Ideas for healthy desserts:
- Homemade muffins
- Fresh fruit
- Granola bars (also homemade)
- Dried raisins and apricots
- Almonds, walnuts and nuts.
You do not have to visit that candy store in your neighborhood to provide your child with a tasty and appealing dessert. Instead, you can rather easily make some on your own, and in the convenience of your own kitchen. When it comes to making those healthy ones, you do not need to put in plain sugar or even eggs to make them proper. This way you will decrease the risk of an allergy of some sort in your child.
Healthy homemade desserts for children
- Vanilla pudding
- Animal shaped cookies
- Oat bars
- Fruit yoghurt
- Sesame cookies
- Fruit jam.