One of Ensen and Avery's favorite after dinner desserts is fresh fruit. Nothing fancy about it, just cool, sweet and satisfying. Photo Credit: Nathan Kam
Sometimes I swear Ensen and Avery only eat dinner to get to dessert. Some nights it’s all they talk about while they eat their meals. I’m not going to lie and say I don’t enjoy ice cream or a piece of pie every now and then, but, somehow, dessert has become something that is expected every night in our household. It’s become part of our routine . . . dinner, homework, dessert, brush teeth and bed. I have a sneaking suspicion that Kelly and I have had something to do with this.
Thankfully, our children have come to accept our loose definition of dessert and, as far as they are concerned, if a treat is served after dinner, my children are happy.
With that revelation, we’ve introduced many goodies that seem to satisfy their sweet and savory teeth and our desire to ensure their good health.
Here’s a sampling of sweet treats we enjoy often:
These are just a few of the ways Kelly and I balance sweet treats and good health. I’d love to hear how your family enjoys dessert without guilt.
Excuse me while I enjoy my delicious, homemade, all-natural popsicle ;-)
Nathan Kam is a Honolulu public-relations executive, husband and a proud daddy of two incredible kids, Ensen (5) and Avery (2), who enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, blogging and golfing. You can reach him via email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or via his personal Kam Family Blog.
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