When Your Kid Wants Cookies for Lunch

When Your Kid Wants Cookies for Lunch

Unhealthy, artificial ingredient-laden treats are seemingly everywhere you turn in the summer. But while the occasional treat is great, there are options out there that will satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth while still making sure he gets the fruits and veggies you want him to have. Here are a few ideas, whether you’re out and about or hanging at home.

Make ‘Em: Create fresh, fruit-filled ice cream at home with the help of Yonanas. With this simple soft serve maker, you can churn out a creamy treat using only bananas, strawberries, and any variety of frozen fruits your child loves—with no added sugar or other ingredients. You can even top off the yummy ice cream with Yonanas Frinkles—an all natural, all fruit form of sprinkles.

On-the-Go: Got a packed day ahead of you? If your running around town this summer, stop by your local Jamba Juice. The smoothie haven just introduced their newest veggie/fruit flavor: Tropical Harvest. Kids will love the sweet taste of peaches and mangos, and you’ll love the nutritious benefits from butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

In Store: Want a no-hassle treat for the afternoons? Try the frozen Greek yogurt bars from Yasso. Available in several fruity (and delicious!) flavors, this snack is super satisfying. Our editors are loving the strawberry and mango pops!

What’s your go-to (healthy) treat for picky eaters? Sound off in the comments section below, or tweet us at @KiwiMagazine.