I know there’s a lot of things online and in stores telling you how to ‘trick’ your child into eating healthy. Honestly though, if it tastes good, I don’t think much ‘tricking’ is required. How can you get your little one (for that matter, not so little ones) to eat healthier while still being satisfying to both the body and any sweet tooth?
I present:(Mostly) Healthy and Sweet Snacks!
I love these gummy candies so, so much. I made them yesterday (you can see more images and the basic rundown over at Not Quite Cookie Cutter. The ones pictured are the actual ones I made.) They use Jello, fruit juice, flavored seltzer water, and yogurt for flavorings. All of which can be changed to suit personal tastes.
They are made with gelatin, but you can also make these in a Vegan way using pectin (although, I’ve never tried using pectin).
Cherry Dark Chocolate Cookies
Another major flaw in the ‘healthy recipe’ things is a big one- a severe lack of anything chocolate. These cookies may sound seriously not healthy, but they carry the one two punch of cherries and dark chocolate, which are both packed with anti-oxidants (and a few other great for you things. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t mean you can eat them all by yourself, but hey- it’s an improvement).
A recipe can be found from this post from Pinch My Salt.
One huge issue I have with the store bought stuff is not knowing what the heck is actually in it. When I have the inevitable craving for something sweet, I tend to make it myself. As a bonus, the things above can have things interchanged depending on what you feel like.
You can easily also make your own trail mixes and chocolate bars at home easily. Just put some chocolate morsels into the microwave (in a plastic baggie, or anything microwave safe) for a bit for 10-15 seconds at a time. Keep checking it, when it’s melted add in whatever you feel like.
Do you have a favorite (mostly) healthy snack? Post it up in the comments!