Every year, the month of December seems to turn into an endless stream of holiday parties. Many people attend multiple holiday gatherings each week and if there are kids involved, it can be hard to keep them for going a little crazy over the holiday desserts.Do everyone a favor with these #holiday desserts. #Healthier, tastier, and perfect for parties! Click To Tweet
The good news is there are some easy, healthier dessert options that you can make or serve to keep the kiddos happy! And our guess is there will be lots of adults who will enjoy them too!
Here are a few ideas:
Parfaits – Whether the base is Vanilla Greek Yogurt or chocolate chia pudding, kids love to build their own so dish up small portions, set up a table with topping choices and let them go to town! Try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding.
Cookies — For most kids, cookies are synonymous with treats. They don’t necessarily need to know they’re healthy cookies! Try these Greek Yogurt Chewy Breakfast Cookies.
Healthy Frosting – This Greek Yogurt Frosting is a healthier spin on traditional frosting. Add it to healthier cakes or bars to make the treat feel more indulgent!
Build A Better Banana Split — Just saying “Hey kids, who wants a banana split?” is sure to make your party go’ers happy. Build a healthier bowl when you use extra fresh fruit and replace the ice cream with Greek Yogurt.
These healthy treats are fun to make and eat, plus they won’t leave the kids feeling like they’re missing out on dessert!
Need a few more ideas? Try these!
Cabot Fit Blogger – Amanda Finks, RDN thewholesomedish.com
Use Greek yogurt as a creamy protein-packed base for fruit dip. Encourage kids to try a colorful array of fresh fruits as dippers. Try this Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip that’s sweetened with honey and flavored with coco powder and almond butter.
Recipe developed by Amanda Finks on behalf of the Almond Board of California.
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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.