Choosing a treat from the ice cream truck may be a favorite summer pastime, but all those popsicles and ice cream bars aren't exactly healthy for kids. Tempt their sweet tooth this summer with one of these not-so-sweet — but still refreshing and delicious — summer treats.

1. Watermelon Cupcakes

Not all cupcakes are loaded with sugar. The natural sweetness of juicy watermelon is all you need to make this creative treat a summertime smash with kids of all ages. Top the cupcakes with unsweetened whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles to really seal the deal.

2. A Whole Fruit Smoothie

Skip the powders and mixes and instead combine summer's freshest fruits to create a refreshing — and healthy — warm weather treat. Toss favorite fruits like grapes, bananas, mangoes, and blueberries into a blender or NutriBullet (yes, you want one of these) to add a touch of natural sweetness to a hot summer day.

3. Frozen Banana Pops

Slice bananas in half, and skewer each piece on a popsicle or long pretzel stick. Dip these into melted dark chocolate (which has less sugar and more health benefits than milk chocolate) and freeze on wax paper until firm. Roll in chopped nuts or sprinkles if desired.

4. Apple "Dessert" Nachos

Slice apples into thin slices or rings, then drizzle with thinned almond or nut butter, and top with a few chocolate chips and some chopped nuts or shredded coconut. You can also drizzle chocolate syrup or caramel sauce across the top, but be aware that those options add a lot more sugar.

5. No-Bake Energy Bites

A no-bake meal or snack means no turning on the oven, which is a huge bonus when it's too hot outside to cook. Plus, kids will think these No-Bake Energy Bites taste like cookies, even thought they're sweetened with only honey or maple syrup. Keep these chilled in your fridge this summer and you'll always have a nutitious, energy-boosting snack on hand.

What type of snacks do your kids eat over summer vacation? Do you let them indulge in ice cream, or do you try to offer healthier treats instead?