Friday, June 29, 2007

Watermelon Treats

My toddler is obsessed with watermelon and asks for it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So I love these fun and healthy treats found on A Readable Feast. The recipes are simple enough for a toddler, but I could also make them during nap time and blow Sabrina and her playdate (not to mention the playdate's mom!) away.

Watermelon Banana Split
A healthy twist to an old favorite - serves four

Watermelon_banana_split_2Ingredients:

  1. 2 bananas
  2. 1 medium watermelon
  3. 1 cup fresh blueberries
  4. 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  5. 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  6. 1/4 cup caramel fruit dip
  7. 1/4 cup honey roasted almonds

Instructions:

Peel bananas and cut in half lengthwise then cut each piece in half. For each serving, lay 2 banana pieces against sides of shallow dish. Using an ice cream scooper, place three watermelon "scoops" in between each banana in each dish. Remove seeds if necessary. Top each watermelon "scoop" with a different fruit topping. Drizzle caramel fruit dip over all. Sprinkle with almonds.

Watermelon_kebabsWatermelon Kebabs
Easy, fast, and healthy, too!

Ingredients:

  1. 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon
  2. Smoked turkey breast
  3. Cheddar cheese
  4. Skewers, coffee stirrers or beverage straws

Instructions:

Cut watermelon, turkey and cheese in cubes and string on skewers, stirrers or straws. Enjoy!

Watermelon_dippersWatermelon Dippers
Kids love to dip! (The original recipe's dip was made out of sour cream, vanilla extract and sugar. But flavored yogurt sounds so much easier, don't you think?)

Ingredients:

  1. 8 ounces vanilla, fruit or berry flavored yogurt
  2. Watermelon

Instructions:

Slice watermelon into sticks or small wedges. Place yogurt in a bowl as a dip for the watermelon. Dip away!

(All watermelon pictures from National Watermelon Promotion Board website.)

2 comments:

Veronique said...

I'm definitely copying this set of snacks :-)
PS: please let me comment with something other than my google/blogger account. Please?
PPS: Love your blog!

Good + Happy Day said...

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