It’s pretty much impossible to find a kid that doesn’t love sweets, even though they’re not exactly healthy. You’re not in control of the ingredients of store-bought sweets, but you can always try to put a healthy twist on homemade desserts, and these three tips will help you get it done every time.
Most desserts call for flour, milk, and butter, and there are healthier alternatives for each one. Processed white wheat flour can be replaced with whole wheat flour, you can switch dairy with plant-based milk, and butter can easily be ditched and replaced with coconut oil because they have a similar consistency.
If your recipe calls for white sugar, try to replace it with natural alternatives. Maple syrup and honey are two of the most popular options on the market, and they’ll make your desserts equally delicious while containing more healthy vitamins and minerals than artificial sweeteners.
We won’t sugarcoat it—milk chocolate is tastier than dark chocolate, but it contains so much sugar that it simply isn’t worth it. Your kids will learn to enjoy dark chocolate just as much after a while, so look for one with at least 70% cocoa for maximum health benefits.