As a parent, you want the very best for your kids, and that includes the very best foods. We all know that kids love sweets, but the good news is that there are healthy ways to satisfy that craving. Specifically, there are plenty of vegan cookies out there that use healthier ingredients and sweeteners.
In this post, we’ll explore some of the problems with the traditional refined sugar found in regular cookies, and look at healthier alternative options. We’ll wrap up with our 3 favorite vegan cookies for kids.
The Problem with Refined Sugar in Cookies
The majority of cookies out there (vegan cookies included) are made using traditional refined sugar. This is problematic, as refined sugar has been linked with health and learning problems in children. Eating lots of added sugar early in life is also linked to obesity, high blood pressure, and other problems.
Even worse, studies have found that kids are more attracted to sugar than adults, as they have a stronger built-in preference for sweet flavors. You can learn more about refined sugars and sweeteners in our free ebook.
The Solution: Vegan Cookies With Coconut Sugar
It can be difficult to find healthy vegan cookies for kids, but it’s even more difficult to find ones that don’t use refined sugar. That’s one reason we set out to create cookies sweetened by nature.
We sweeten our vegan cookies using coconut sugar and dates. All of our cookies are non-GMO, kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and preservative-free, yet they still have the super soft and homemade texture that kids love.
The following are some of our best-selling flavors for kids:
1. Chocolate Chocolate Chunk
Because all kids are chocolate lovers! Each super-soft, fudgy cookie is packed with cocoa, chocolate extract, and huge chocolate chunks to deliver peak enjoyment. But they also are made with healthy, filling ingredients like whole grain oats.
2.Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk
Perfect for the kid who loves peanut butter! Our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk includes peanut butter, peanut flour, and whole peanuts for a super peanut buttery taste experience. And, as with all our super soft cookies, the first ingredient is whole grain oats.
3. Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin
Featuring lots of cinnamon and big, juicy raisins, Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin is a fan favorite. These vegan cookies are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and dates, packed with oats, and taste like you made them yourself (without all the hassle of having to actually bake fresh cookies).
BONUS: Variety Pack
In the Variety Pack, you get a sampling of all the flavors above, plus Almond Chocolate Chunk, which has big almond pieces and an amaretto flavor. This is the perfect introduction to the variety of amazing tastes that are possible with natural ingredients.
A Natural Benefit: No More Crashes
There’s one last benefit of our vegan cookies that you and your kids will love: no more energy crashes. Traditional refined sugar spikes your blood sugar rapidly, which can result in the all-too-familiar sugar rush and then crash.
All of our cookies are made from a base of oats, which digest slower for a stabler boost of energy and blood sugar. Our other ingredients, like coconut sugar and dates, are similarly low glycemic, meaning they won’t cause a sugar rush. Learn more about our wholesome ingredients.
Need More Healthy Snacks for Kids?
Now that you’ve found healthy vegan cookies for your kids, you may be looking for some other healthy snack options. Here’s a guide to healthy snacks and tips for health-conscious snacking. You’ll also find plenty of snacking tips for adults in there too, and learn why snacking (when done right) can actually benefit your health.