As parents, it is hard to find healthy recipes that suffice children’s cravings for sweets. It is completely normal to worry about how much sugar they consume and whether a dessert will benefit their diet. Erika Schlick, the blogger behind The Trail to Health, is a Health Coach who has used her knowledge to create recipes that are good for your body. Among those, parents can find healthy dessert recipes for children.
Pumpkin Spice Paleo Donuts
During the Fall season, pumpkin-themed desserts are everywhere. This is usually the healthiest option for something sweet, but getting children to eat may take a lot of work. That is why Schlick offers a pumpkin spice paleo donut recipe that will be healthy and delicious. All you need is almond and tapioca flour, chai collagen powder, baking powder, salt, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut butter, and non-dairy milk.
“This delicious recipe will get your taste buds ready for fall. The best part is that these donuts are completely paleo since they use almond and cassava flour.”
Grain-Free Banana Fritters
Most parents will say getting their children to eat fruits and vegetables is a challenging task. The best way to do it is by disguising the fruit and transforming it into a delicious dessert. However, some may hesitate, worrying it might be too much sugar. But that is why Schlick brings a healthy grain-free banana fritters recipe to the table. “These fluffy treats have the robust taste of banana and crispy, golden edges. While you can enjoy these any day of the week, they would be particularly good at the end of a Thai-inspired meal with coconut ice cream.”
What ingredients will you need? Cassava flour, bananas, nut milk, baking powder, salt, eggs, coconut oil, butter, and confectioners sugar. Five easy steps will give you the perfect dessert to introduce fruit into your children’s diet.
Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies
Most children love chocolate chip cookies, but parents worry about how many their kids should consume in one sitting. As a Health Coach, Erika Schlick knows this and offers an alternative, “These delicious nut butter cookies are flourless and gluten-free! Naturally sweet, these cookies will satisfy your sugar craving.”
Her recipe takes 22 minutes to be ready to serve, with only six steps to follow. In order to make them, you will need nut butter, maple sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.
Orange Creamsicle Gummies
Children love gummies, which can be an easy snack to satisfy a craving. Schlick combines this with the perfect creamsicle to create a healthy recipe to remind children of the perfect Summer evening. “The natural sweetness of coconut milk imparts a creamy taste to these sweet treats mimicking the usual ice cream of a creamsicle. Use fresh citrus for the best orange flavor.”
The most challenging step to follow is the chilling time, two to three hours, before digging into these creamsicle gummies. But the combination of orange juice, coconut milk, gelatin powder, and honey will be worth the wait.
To add more of Erika Schlick’s recipes to your children’s diet, take a look at her book.