When children get home from school or while they’re home during the summer, healthy treats are a better option for snacking than chips and cookies. There are a few recipes that are easy to make and that offer delicious flavors like children might expect from sweet treats. Frozen blueberries that have been thawed for a few minutes have a texture that is perfect for dipping into reduced-fat whipped cream or yogurt. Children will get a sweet taste from the item that the fruit is dipped in, and the fruit is easy to hold or keep in a container, making it something that they can enjoy anywhere in the home or in the car.
Watermelon wedges are a juicy treat with a hint of sweet flavor. Slice a watermelon to make cubes or wedges without the rind. Put the fruit in the freezer so that it has just the right crunch and a refreshing taste, especially on a hot day. If children want something a little sweeter, then make a few chocolate-dipped banana pops. Insert a popsicle stick into a banana before dipping half the fruit into chocolate. Place the bananas on a piece of wax paper before putting them in the freezer. You can coat the bananas in chopped nuts as well.
Another treat that you can make with frozen bananas is ice cream. It’s not the typical ice cream with eggs and other ingredients. It’s simply bananas put in a blender with a few other ingredients that you enjoy, such as chocolate chips or vanilla. A simple treat that is delicious is frozen yogurt. Freeze small containers of yogurt with fresh pieces of fruit in them, such as blueberries or strawberries.