Healthy Dessert and Snack Ideas Your Kids (and YOU!) Will Love


Quick and Healthy Dessert and Snack Ideas your kids and you will love Miami Moms Blog

As busy Moms we can always use a few simple snack ideas. Check out these quick and healthy dessert and snack ideas that your kids (and you too Mama) will love! 

1.) Date coconut balls –

Take 10 pitted dates and blend with 1 cup of coconut water and 1 handful of coconut flakes. Form into small balls and roll over shredded coconut flakes. Freeze and serve!

2.) Apples with almond butter –

Cut an apple into wedges, dip in almond butter and roll over sliced almonds. Delicious and protein-packed!

3.) Banana swirl –

This one is really simple… blend frozen bananas in a blender! That’s it! It makes the most delicious banana swirl and it’s just 1 ingredient. You can’t get easier than that! 

4.) Papaya (All dressed up!) –

 Dip papaya in regular organic cashew yogurt and top with pomegranate seeds. Yum!  

5.) Celery sticks –

Top celery sticks with almond butter and raisins. We call this “ants on a log” and the kids love it!

6.) Frozen Orange Pops –Quick and Healthy Dessert and Snack Ideas your kids and you will love Miami Moms Blog

  • 4 cups of orange juice (pulp free and not from concentrate)
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • kosher salt.  

Bring orange juice and honey to simmer in saucepan and whisk occasionally, over medium heat. Cook until reduced to 2 cups (25 minutes). Let cool completely.  Add the orange-honey mixture, yogurt, orange zest, vanilla and pinch of salt to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into the pop molds. Freeze until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.

To serve, take a pop from freezer, run it under warm water and unmold.

7.) Hummus with pita and carrots –

Cut pita chips into wedges or triangles and separate. Spread them on a baking sheet, spray them lightly with oil and sprinkle them with parmesan and dried basil. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees F, until toasty brown.  

While baking, dump the chickpeas in a medium bowl add a pinch of salt, pepper and a glug of olive oil and mash them with masher until a smooth consistency. Serve with parmesan pita chips and carrots.

8.) Healthy Popcorn –

Use fresh, natural popcorn tossed with melted butter, honey and pecans. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

9.) Goats milk yogurt with fresh blueberries or strawberries –

Buy the plain goats milk yogurt and just add your child’s favorite fresh fruit!

10.) Chocolate Banana Crepes –

  • pat of butter
  • one banana thinly sliced
  • handful of chocolate chips
  • two flour tortillas
  • powdered sugar for dusting (optional).  

Melt butter in non stick pan.  Arrange banana slices over one tortilla and mash them in very lightly with a fork. Dot with chocolate chips and place second tortilla on top. Slide into frying pan and cook for a few minutes on each side, until golden at the edges. Let cool for a little over a minute then slice into triangles and serve with dusted powdered sugar if desired.  

This is a great recipe to include your children in the process. They can peel the bananas, mash them, place on tortilla and sprinkle chocolate chips over fruit.


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Elena was born and raised in Miami. She lived in DC for a few years before returning to Miami. After graduating with a degree in Business Marketing she married her love, JC, and moved to Dubai for 10 years. They moved back to Miami four years ago and have twin 5 year old boys. She dedicates her time to raising her boys, volunteering in their school and fundraising for different charities in her community. She is currently on the Nutcracker Committee. She enjoys researching and reading books on conscious parenting and connectivity. Her passion is MUSIC, traveling, fashion, healthy eating, meditating, exercise, yoga and horseback riding. She is grateful for the healthy, natural lifestyle she lives today.