<b style="color:black">Watermelon pizza... the perfect sunny day activity </b>

Watermelon pizza... the perfect sunny day activity

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
  • Honey
  • 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!

  1. Prepare your fruit, older children can chop soft fruits with supervision, younger ones are best encouraged to help with the assembly of the pizza.
  2. 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!
  3. Spread with yogurt, we found Greek yogurt, being thicker, is more likely to stay where you put it!
  4. Tumble your chopped fruit onto the yogurt, even the youngest children can help with this.
  5. Top with a drizzle of honey and or passion fruit. Add more yogurt if you want too.
  6. For a final pop of colour sprinkle on some fresh mint.
  7. 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

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