It’s almost summer and the kids are out of school! Make sure the snacks they choose are naturally colorful, meaning that they contain more fruits and vegetables. This watermelon pizza recipe is a refreshing summer treat and a fun activity to get the kids more involved in the kitchen. Research shows that when kids help prepare the food, they are more likely to eat it.
Step 1: Cut the watermelon into circular rounds, about 1 inch thick.
Step 2: Spread a layer of low-fat plain yogurt on the top of each watermelon round, to act as the “base”.
Step 3: Top with a variety of fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and sliced strawberries. Honey Bunches of Oats made with Almonds is a nice cereal topping to sprinkle on top for an added crunch. You can also add mint leaves to provide that perfect balance to the juicy watermelon.
Step 4: After all toppings have been added, cut the watermelon rounds into pie-shaped slices that resemble a pizza and enjoy!
An added benefit is that all of these fruits are in season for the summer, meaning they are often cheaper to buy at grocery stores and often available at Farmer’s Markets. Additionally, if you receive WIC benefits, these foods can be bought with your WIC card with the exception of the mint leaves.
Written by Victoria Luera, Lone Star Circle of Care Registered Dietitian. Published by Ashley Wild