Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homemade Treats: Healthier Cookies, Pudding, Muffins and More

Crepes
Your family will be tres impressed with these fancy French pancakes. And you'll say oui oui to the fact that they have more protein and less sugar than your usual flapjacks.


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Crepes
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
As far as we're concerned, there's no need to improve on a chocolate chip cookie. But a boost of antioxidants from some delicious dark chocolate might just be all the convincing we need!


Serves: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Rice Pudding with Rainbow Fruit Skewers
If your kid's a fan of pudding cups, but the closest he gets to fruit is bag of Swedish fish, we've got the dessert for you. This creamy pudding is high in calcium and low in sugar. And, let's face it, who doesn't love fruit on a stick?


Serves: 10
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Rice Pudding with Rainbow Fruit Skewers
Fiber-Rich Oatmeal Cookies Fiber-Rich Oatmeal Cookies
Fiber's not just for your Grandpa Joe and his "regularity" issues—it's important for kids' health too. These cookies use oats in place of extra flour to amp up the fiber and cut out empty carbs.


Serves: 20 cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Wedding Cookies
If it wasn't for chicken nuggets, peanut butter and yogurt in a tube, some kids would never eat an ounce of protein. These little nut-filled cookies might just help you inch up their intake.


Serves: 50 cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Wedding Cookies
Pumpkin Muffins Pumpkin Muffins
If your lil' punkin' is acting more like a big punk, distract him by making these pumpkin muffins together. You'll kill half an hour of whining now and save yourself from making breakfast tomorrow.


Serves: 12 big muffins or 36 mini muffins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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