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.
Recreating family favorites into healthier alternatives is an easy way to enjoy fresh eating without feeling like you are missing out.
Instead of starting from scratch, why not take your families most enjoyed dishes and make them fresher, and fast to make? You can see how we do this week to week in our family meal plans, with a free week of dinners and lunches.
And if you’re looking for something sweet but smart to include in lunch, we’ve got you covered there too! Here are 5 healthy desserts for your kids’ school lunches that you’ll feel good about packing.
Whether your kids love chocolate, parfaits, or baked treats, there’s something for everyone and each of these desserts are easy to pack into the lunch bag.
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.
Parfaits are always a favorite dessert and this recipe is tastes better than any premade version from the grocery store! Pack it in a chilled thermos container and it will stay perfectly cold for lunch!
This easy and delicious treat is made with fresh strawberries and baked on low until perfectly chewy and sweet! It’s a great idea for the abundance of fresh summer berries.
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!
Warm and delicious muffins with a cinnamon crumble topping. These make a great breakfast or afternoon treat for kids.
I share more healthy and sweet ideas in the video below and in the 35 healthy treats post that the entire family will enjoy.
You’ll find things recipes for no-bake treats, ice cream, and chocolate cake! All made with clean and simple ingredients.
Pack these easy, delicious, healthy desserts in your kids’ lunches and they won’t even know they’re nutritious!
Keep checking back here at MOMables to make mealtime a little easier.
5 Healthy Lunch Desserts for School | Chocolate Avocado Pudding
A delicious chocolate pudding made with avocado, banana, honey, and cocoa powder. it’s rich, decadent, and good for you!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Blender
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 3 bananas
- 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Calories: 245
- Sugar: 19.9g
- Sodium: 8.4mg
- Fat: 11.8g
- Saturated Fat: 2.2g
- Carbohydrates: 39.6g
- Fiber: 9.4g
- Protein: 3.8g
- Cholesterol: 0mg