Children love their sweets, and candies, chocolates, and cakes often top their list. However, they can’t have too much of these snacks because of sugar and carbs. 

Well, you can give a healthy twist to these occasional treats with the addition of fruits, nuts, and other natural ingredients. There is an array of the good stuff that your kids will approve and love. 

Using ideas and recipes from experts and bloggers, you can cultivate in your kids the love of eating healthy food that appeals to their senses and nourishes their young bodies. You can also variate according to taste.

Green Tea Cookies
What’s in the cookie jar? A batch of green treats that will make the kids curious about how these baked goodies will taste. They got their color and flavor from matcha powder, which is a healthy tea drink on its own and is a potent ingredient (culinary grade) for dishes such as this. 

Matcha is one of the most popular superfoods recommended for kids. It has antioxidants to keep the heart healthy and catechins to ward off flu and lower the risk of tooth decay.

You can look up ways to make green tea cookies, including Just One Cookbook’s version with white chocolate chips.

Fruits in a Chocolate-Dipped Cone
Grapes, mango, pomegranate, and berries decorate this fun and tasty snack from My Fussy Eater. When they look at this gorgeous confection, kids have no reason to resist fresh fruits served in a waffle cone dipped in chocolate and lined with sprinkles. Most fruits are low-fat and nutrient-rich products straight from nature.

The dessert is also a lovely addition to your party spread with its vibrant colors. Best served fresh and immediately.

Avocado Brownies
It’s a combination of everyone’s easy favorite and a superfood. Avocados pack vitamins and minerals, including folate, lutein, and potassium.

Use ripe avocados for this dessert. There are many options for the choice of cocoa powder, flour, and syrup, depending on how healthy you want the food to be.

Peanut Butter Fudge
What’s fudge with six ingredients, including a nutritious banana, inside? A medium-ripe banana contains potassium, sugar (naturally occurring), and zero fat, among its many properties. 

This dessert is easy to prepare because it’s no cook or no bake. You only need to use a blender and store the food in the freezer.

Apple Slices with Fun Toppings
Here’s a way to serve apple slices in a candied way for the kiddos. An apple a day is healthy for the heart and, among many others, beneficial to those with irritable bowel syndrome.

Per Super Healthy Kids, wash and dry the sliced apples, spread peanut butter or yogurt, and top them off with your choice of candies, nuts, raisins, and more.

Grilled Peaches
Make a summer treat from the featured summer fruit. Peaches have vitamin C, vitamin A, and beta-carotene, and antioxidants. They also contain low levels of calories.

The preparation entails cooking ripe peaches in a grill pan and adding softened mascarpone and hazelnuts.

A Scoop of Ice Cream 
Try your hand at creating this comfort food in classic or new flavors at home. With homemade ice cream or popsicles, you can be sure that the ingredients are fresh and healthy.

You can refer to BBC Good Food to know how to make ice cream. For examples of classic or favorite recipes, check Chocolate Covered Katie.

About Children’s Diet and Carbohydrates
Adults have been told to lie low or do away with carbohydrates and sugars in their food. But are these no-carb diets applicable to children?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says kids need carbohydrates for muscle growth and brain power. Carbohydrates are a diverse group, with milk, cereal, potatoes, fruits, and sweets as some of the members. Instead of eliminating carbs from a child’s diet, parents can reduce the levels and select food items from the group that provide minerals, vitamins, and fiber.

Added sugars, on the other hand, refer to syrups and sugars added to foods and beverages during preparation or presentation. They are different from sugars found naturally in milk and fruits, with an example noted above. As with added sugars, it’s essential to be mindful of their amount when you bake, cook, or buy sweets and drinks and of the frequency of consuming added sugars.

It’s natural to be particular with what your kids eat so that they will grow strong and healthy. That’s why you are reading this article on delicious and nutritious snacks for them. It’s also best to consult with doctors regarding your children’s dietary needs.

Lastly, encourage your kids to run, play, and engage in physical activities. They can surely help you out in the kitchen in preparing the desserts. Have fun.