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Healthy sweet snacks/deserts/puddings for kids

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persianpeach Sun 16-Jul-17 19:45:55

I'm actively working on making our family's meals a whole lot healthier and in doing this I need some ideas for healthy sweet snacks, deserts and puddings as the kids always request one and it may be a step too far to do away with them totally!
Fresh fruit and yogurts are fine for some days but I'd like to find some other alternatives to all the sugary rubbish they would happily consume by the bucket full!!
Any ideas?

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CaptainWarbeck Mon 17-Jul-17 05:40:14

Flapjacks? Stuff full of oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit.

Chia pudding is healthy and tasty too if you use maple syrup, cocoa and milk.

PutThatPomBearBack Mon 17-Jul-17 15:52:59

Banana and pat cookies or pancakes

Granola and yoghurt

Yoghurt Strawberries and honey

PumpkinSpiceEverything Mon 17-Jul-17 16:29:49

Chia mousse! So simple, made with yogurt (I use coconut yogurt), can add fruit or honey/maple syrup, cacao or chocolate chips, and chia seeds. Just mix together & chill and it sets up in less than an hour. Scrummy!

margaritasbythesea Mon 17-Jul-17 16:33:57

I want to know this too.

mumonashoestring Mon 17-Jul-17 16:38:43

Homemade jelly with fruit/berries set into it - fruit juice and gelatin, you can even make your own juices if you prefer to (just don't put kiwi fruit in, it won't set!).

Apple pancakes - American-style pancake/drop scone batter, no sugar added, with grated apple mixed into it, serve with homemade applesauce

LorLorr2 Mon 17-Jul-17 16:46:45

Homemade ice lollies made from smoothies
Banana bread
Dried fruit like dates, prunes
Chocolate covered raisins
Peanut butter on apples or toast
Oatcakes - sounds savoury but some of the plain ones taste like digestive biscuits!
'Overnight oats' (lots of ideas for those online)
Frozen berries either blended up or just nibbled as they are

LorLorr2 Mon 17-Jul-17 16:47:33

Also you could try a low sugar crumble recipe with seeds in the topping.

AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 17-Jul-17 16:59:43

Frozen yoghurt ice lollies, I use Greek and add whatever fruit (usually berries, frozen are fine).
Homemade rice pudding, sweeten with honey.

demirose87 Mon 17-Jul-17 17:47:10

rice pudding. It has sugar but also has calcium from the milk and is a good meal replacement when kids are being fussy/ not well as it's filling

Wheresthattomoibabber Mon 17-Jul-17 18:52:55

Cheese and biscuits. Plate of nuts, seeds and dried fruit.

Wheresthattomoibabber Mon 17-Jul-17 18:53:25

Crumble always goes down well here.

Turbinaria Mon 17-Jul-17 19:01:05

Sliced Bananas and warm custard
Tinned fruit with evaporated milk
Mini Meringue nests filled with thick Greek yogurt and berries
Digestive biscuit topped with cream cheese and bought fruit compote
Cream cracker topped with cream cheese and a pineapple ring
Rice pudding with fruit compote or made chocolatey with cocoa powder
Milk jellies made with no added sugar jelly crystals and evaporated milk

LakeFlyPie Sat 22-Jul-17 20:06:51

Frozen bananas blitzed in food processor makes amazing ice cream or whizzed with milk to make a smoothie (doesn't taste too banana-ey and can be embellished with vanilla extract or other fruit / berries)

MissEliza Sat 22-Jul-17 22:23:35

One of my favourite food memories from childhood is tinned fruit salad and evaporated milk! That's got to be a reasonably healthy dessert. I really want some now!

potatoscowls Sat 22-Jul-17 22:25:23

Nowt wrong with cake and custard

Mum2jenny Sat 22-Jul-17 22:27:01

Never really been bothered by puddings so I offer fresh fruit, yoghurts, good ice cream (occasionally), cheese and biscuits

FreeButtonBee Sat 22-Jul-17 22:39:57

I make a lot of simple cakes with added fruit. Youghurt cakes are good; also ones with ground almonds.

Simple crumble and custard

Banana ice cream. I also freeze odds and sods of fruit and add as well. Big dollop of yoghurt helps to soften it down

Homemade jelly is soooo easy. Apple juice jelly is very easy and looks good with berries in it

Greek yoghurt with honey and fruit

Oat and raisin cookies (special treat that one)

Rachel's rice pudding is the less artificial one around.

Eve's pudding/apple sponge

Crepes with lemon juice and sugar (again, special treat) or American style pancakes with maple syrup and stewed fruit. We often have this for brunch - it's a big hit although you need small ramekins for the syrup otherwise the kids will have a lake of it!

Fairy cakes with lurid shop bought child applied icing. Ditto shoetbread biscuits

FreeButtonBee Sat 22-Jul-17 22:41:39

I would say that 80% of the time pudding is fruit in my house but I have one very slight child and in the depths of January he needs feeding up otherwise he looks skeletal.

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