Friday, May 9, 2014

4 Healthy Desserts Kids Will Love

                                             woman looking happy

These 4 healthy recipes for Fudgy Brownies, chocolate pudding, pumpkin cupcakes, and frozen yogurt bites are desserts that are made with wholesome ingredients that not only taste good, but are nourishing.

Why serve your kids desserts that are high in concentrated sugars, chemicals, and poor quality fats, when it's easy to prepare delicious healthy desserts using real food. Children's little bodies and nervous systems depend on nutrients, not sugar and chemicals to thrive.

These health giving desserts are made from ingredients like black beans, avocado, and yogurt. All foods that are high in nutritive value that will nourish growing bodies.

In most recipes, it's important to understand that you can substitute avocado for other kinds of fat and it adds creaminess, making it perfect for chocolate pudding. ( you can't taste it) .

Black beans add texture and moistness to grain free baking ( can't taste them either) and yogurt is perfect for making ice cream-like snacks.

Peanut butter or almond butter are the main ingredient in these flourless mini pumpkin cupcakes.

I've rounded up these four fabulous desserts that meet gluten free and vegetarian/ vegan standards that are sure to knock your socks off!

                                            girl eating dessert on cruise

Ok, I will admit that some of the very normal ingredients area little unusual in a dessert; however,  I promise you these will be some of the best and easiest desserts you will ever made.

    black bean brownies in a casserole dish
  1. Fudgy Brownies   - These are my absolute favorites and my son's favorite. There is a secret ingredient in these brownies that make them highly unusual; however, the secret ingredient also makes them moist and delicious. If you don't tell anyone, either will I. 


Avocado chocolate Pudding in a ramekin2.  Chocolate Pudding  - This one can be made in just five minutes. The pudding is rich in chocolate, creamy and very nutritious. Again, there is another secret healthy ingredient in it that is just between you and me.


Pumpkin cupcakes on a plate3. Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes -These are probably one of the best you will ever make! I made them originally for Halloween and my grand kids ages 2 and 5 at that time loved them. You can make them anytime of the year. In addition, you can substitute if you are not a pumpkin fan - banana? cooked carrots? Don't forget to add the chocolate chips! ( the pumpkin is delicious)

frozen yogurt bites in a bowl
4. Frozen Yogurt Bites - kids of any age will love these, especially on a hot day! You pick the flavor yogurt add the fruit you want to add. Rasberry? Peach? Blueberry?  Prep: 5 minutes   Freeze : 1/2 hour and enjoy !! The frozen morsels melt in your mouth. Made from real food, so you can feel good when your kids eat them.

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Chocolate Ganache Frosting For The Brownies 

  • 1/2 c raw honey
  • 1/2 c coconut oil, liquid state
  • 1/2 c raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
Mix and spread on the brownies before baking


  1. Love these ideas. I'm all about sneaking healthy foods into our kids diets. I love the expressions I get when they find out what they just ate! Thanks for linking up with Let's Get Real Blog Hop!

    1. Good for you! I never told my kids and when they found out they were not happy ! I was known as the weird mom..

  2. Replies
    1. Hi Lindsay,
      I think you will really like them. And like all of my baked goods , they are easy!

  3. I've always wanted to make yogurt bites...jumping all over that. Thanks, Judee!

  4. I am a huge pumpkin fan - cant wait to try those!! thanks so much for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

    1. Danielle,
      These pumpkin muffins are over the edge. We really like them with the chocolate chips. Let me know if you make them

  5. I also make pumpkin things year round. When I was little my mom asked me what kind of cake or dessert I wanted for my July birthday. I said pumpkin pie. And now pumpkin pie is a yearly tradition.
    I am pinning this for the pudding and pumpkin recipes which look especially good.

  6. Julie,
    It is funny . Why do we restrict pumpkin only to the fall. We eat everything else all year long regardless of the season. Hope you enjoy this recipe. It is really outstanding

  7. These are really interesting. I love the avocado chocolate pudding. Thanks for bringing this to foodie friday.

  8. I just recently had my first taste of a black bean brownie and it was fantastic! I love these recipes you whipped together and plan on passing them on to my daughter too. Thanks for sharing on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday.

  9. What a great collection, Judee! It's amazing how healthy ingredients like beans, avocado etc can 'hide' in treats :-) Pinned to my desserts board!

  10. Those brownies look amazing- I'd love to try them!! Yet ANOTHER awesome share with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! Thank you!! :)

  11. Great collection for the little kids and the big kids, looks really good to me! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. What a great little list! My husband is always suspicious of the food I make, because I'm hiding veggies in everything! LOL! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday Linky! Julia

  13. This sounds wonderful, I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  14. Would you believe that these health giving snacks are made from ingredients like black beans, avocado, and yogurt? All foods that are high in nutritive value.healthy desserts


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