5 Healthy Desserts for School Lunches

We all need a sweet treat now and then. Mine is always chocolate–I can’t get enough! I know my kids like to have a little dessert in their school lunches, and I like to know what I’m giving them.

Have you looked at the ingredients in some of the packaged desserts? I prefer to give my kids healthier treats most of the time, saving store-bought desserts for special times. Plus, some of us have to watch out for certain ingredients because of our children’s allergies.

That’s why we do what we do here at MOMables! We want to give you easy, nutritious meals suited for the whole family. Get a free week of lunch and dinner recipes here

Even we love dessert, too! Here’s 5 healthy desserts for your kids’ school lunches that you’ll feel good about packing!

These 5 healthy desserts are easy and more nutritious than store-bought treats! Your kids will love the sweet treat and you'll love the secret nutrition.

1. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

These 5 healthy desserts are easy and more nutritious than store-bought treats! Your kids will love the sweet treat and you'll love the secret nutrition.

This should really be called superfood pudding! Avocados add tons of nutrition, and cocoa powder is full of good-for-you antioxidants. This only requires a blender and 4 ingredients. Simply pack it in individual containers, and your kids won’t even guess how healthy this chocolate pudding is! This dessert is perfect for any child with food allergies, too.

2. Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

These 5 healthy desserts are easy and more nutritious than store-bought treats! Your kids will love the sweet treat and you'll love the secret nutrition.

Cheesecake is always a favorite dessert, and this treat has all the delicious cheesecake flavors in a convenient yogurt parfait! This is even better than store-bought fruit yogurt, since those can usually pack way more sugar than you think. Buying plain vanilla Greek yogurt allows you control of exactly what you put into it, making it the perfect base for all the delicious cheesecake flavors!

3. Apple Pie Cookies

These 5 healthy desserts are easy and more nutritious than store-bought treats! Your kids will love the sweet treat and you'll love the secret nutrition.

These delightfully sweet treats are like a classic apple pie in cookie form! These also have a gluten-free option if you’re packing for a child with an allergy. These are so good that you’ll even pack one or two for your own lunch, too!

4. Chocolate Dipped Oranges

These 5 healthy desserts are easy and more nutritious than store-bought treats! Your kids will love the sweet treat and you'll love the secret nutrition.

Put a fun twist on fruit by dipping them in a little chocolate (since that makes everything better, right?). You’ll feel good knowing your kid is getting in a serving of fruit. These simple dipped oranges slices can be made ahead of time for an easy dessert that’s ready to go in the morning!

5. Cookie Dough Yogurt Parfait

These 5 healthy desserts are easy and more nutritious than store-bought treats! Your kids will love the sweet treat and you'll love the secret nutrition.

Enjoy all the delicious flavors of cookie dough without worrying about the raw egg! This version is full of protein, too, from the yogurt, so it makes this a healthier way to enjoy a favorite treat. Minimal ingredients and prep time will have you coming back to this dessert recipe for all your kids’ school lunches.

Pack these easy, delicious, healthy desserts in your kids’ lunches and they won’t even know they’re nutritious!

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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.