I decided to finally compile 5 simple healthy-ish dessert ideas I found on Pinterest, tried myself, and discovered that my kids loved. After putting this post together I realized that the desserts we liked the most were the fruit ones that added chocolate. Apparently I am drawn to chocolate. Now we can replace that chocolate cake or brownies for raspberries filled with dark chocolate chips! Guilt-free! BONUS!
1. Nutella strawberries.
It really is as simple as it sounds. A little dollop of nutella on a half of a strawberry. If your kids enjoy chocolate fondue they will love this one. This is actually one of my kid’s favorite desserts. For more ideas on how to serve strawberries with nutella you can go here.
2. Sour patch grapes.
You can go to A Spotted Pony for some different jello and grape combination ideas. This is a simple 2 ingredient idea that replaces candy, and it really does taste like candy! Your kids will love this one.
3. Raspberries stuffed with dark chocolate chips.
I found this healthy-ish dessert idea at HealthiNation. They share 12 healthy dessert ideas and this was one of them that we really liked. My kids they liked it so much they asked for this dessert several days in a row after we had it so eventually I went out and bought more raspberries so we could make more.
4. Yogurt bites.
These yogurt bites from Meal Planning Mommies (but these are all over the blogosphere right now) are made with one ingredient…yogurt. Another twist on this snack that is popular to is to use blueberries as well. Click here to see more on this tasty snack/dessert.
5. Strawberry banana ice cream and DIY chocolate hard shell ice cream topping.
My friend bought a frozen treat maker at Aldi. The idea of this contraption is that you freeze fruit and push it through the shoot that mushes up the fruit to the consistency of ice cream. Wonderfully healthy, because you are just eating fruit. She also made a DIY hard shell chocolate sauce that hardens when it touches cold food, because of the coconut oil in it. For instructions on how to make this magical chocolate topping you can go to America’s Test Kitchen.