Summer is coming, yes it really is, so make the most of it with this tasty WELL-BEING activity and enjoy a delicious ‘pizza’ that you can eat with enthusiasm and without regret!
Help your little one learn about healthy eating in a tasty, fun and meaningful manner and if you’re not too risk averse, add in some chopping practice too.
You will need:
- Watermelon slice about 2.5cm thick
- Fruit of your choice, we used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, and passion fruit.
- Yogurt, we used Greek but it’s your choice
- Fresh mint leaves
- Sharp knife, spoons, spatula
Before you begin: SAFETY FIRST - you know your child and their capabilities but never leave a young child unattended when knives are part of an activity.
Make sure hands and fruit are washed before you start!
- Prepare your fruit, older children can chop soft fruits with supervision, younger ones are best encouraged to help with the assembly of the pizza.
- Place the slice of watermelon on your chosen plate. You can get virtually seedless watermelon but if there are a few seeds then it’s worth taking a few minutes to remove them!
- Spread with yogurt, we found Greek yogurt, being thicker, is more likely to stay where you put it!
- Tumble your chopped fruit onto the yogurt, even the youngest children can help with this.
- Top with a drizzle of honey and or passion fruit. Add more yogurt if you want too.
- For a final pop of colour sprinkle on some fresh mint.
- Slice into 6 or 8 slices and enjoy!
This works best when all the ingredients are well chilled. Eat it straight away too, it’s so yummy that won’t be a problem!
You can easily change this to suit your preferences or to just ring the changes:
- Add a little vanilla to your yogurt.
- Use dairy free yogurt if you have allergies or intolerances.
- Omit the yogurt and use a fruit compote instead.
- Use ricotta mixed with a little honey instead of yogurt
- Toasted coconut makes a delicious topping too