Getting kids to eat fruit doesn’t have to be a battle! You can try the recipes below for some healthier treats that will sneak in some vital minerals and vitamins. These are delicious and totally kid-friendly.
Super Simple Fruit-Based Desserts
Simple Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
(Makes about 4 servings)
1/2 cup sugar
1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
In a food processor, add sugar and strawberries. Pulse until chopped coarsely. Slowly add the yogurt and lemon juice while the food processor is still running. Process until smooth and serve immediately.
1/2 lb. pineapple
Nonstick cooking spray
While preheating oven to the broil setting, coat a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Core your pineapple and cut wedges lengthwise to make 8 spears. Put pineapple spears on the broiler pan and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and tender. This is tasty served with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 large bananas
Cover your working surface with a sheet of parchment paper. Slice bananas. Heat the peanut butter and chocolate chips in microwave (about 1 minute) and stir. Dip banana pieces into the peanut butter and chocolate mixture until they are well-coated. Sprinkle coconut flakes on them and let them harden (about 1 hour). Alternatively, you could place them in the refrigerator to help them set quicker.
Of course, nothing beats fresh fruits on their own! Anything in season is bound to be a hit because of its peak ripeness and flavor.
For a special treat, drizzle your favorite fruit LIGHTLY in some melted dark chocolate. Yum!
What is your favorite fruit-based dessert?