occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
Watermelon Banana Split
A Healthy Twist to an Old Favorite
- 2 bananas
1 medium watermelon
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup caramel fruit dip
1/4 cup honey roasted almonds
- 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. Makes 4 servings.
This Fresh Dip with a Hint of Sweetness Makes a Treat Kids Will Love
- 8 ounces sour cream
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Watermelon stix or small wedges
- Blend together the sour cream, sugar and vanilla in a small serving bowl. Use as a dip for the watermelon.
A Fun Way to Get Kids to Eat More Fruit!
- Seedless watermelon cut into ½- to ¾-inch thick slices
Granola or similar cereal
- Using your favorite cookie cutters cut shapes out of a ½- to ¾-inch thick slices of seedless watermelon. Or, if you prefer, use classic cut watermelon wedges. Frost with vanilla or other flavor yogurt. Sprinkle with granola.
An Easy, Fast, No-Mess Meal
- 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon
Smoked turkey breast
Coffee stirrers or Beverage straws
- Cut watermelon, turkey and cheese in cubes and skewer on stirrers or straws.
Kids Watermelon Sandwich Cookies
Kids will love them!
- 12 (3-inch) blueberry pancakes, cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup white frosting
6 (2/3-inch thick and 3-inch round) seedless watermelon slices, drained to remove excess moisture
- Evenly frost the bottoms of each pancake with the white frosting. Arrange six of the pancakes, frosting side up on a serving platter. Place a slice of watermelon on each of the frosted pancakes on the platter. Top each with the remaining pancakes, frosting side down. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 6.
Kids Watermelon in a Blanket
- 12 pre-made or purchased crepes
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
12 (1-inch by 8-inch) seedless watermelon "logs," drained to remove excess moisture
Vanilla and lemon yogurt for dipping
- Sprinkle one side of the crepes with cinnamon sugar and place a watermelon log at the end of each. Roll them up and serve with the flavored yogurts for dipping. Serves 12.
Toasted Almond Stacks
- 1 tablespoon butter
1 cup slivered almonds
6 to 10 crispy chocolate chip cookies, crumbled
3 cups chopped seedless watermelon
2 cups sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
- Heat the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. When butter foams up add the almonds and stir until golden. Remove them to a heatproof plate. Arrange the cookie crumbles on 6 plates and top with the watermelon and garnish with the whipped cream. Top with the toasted almonds. Serves 6.
Kids Watermelon Pizza Supreme
- 1 (8-to-10 inch round and 1-inch thick) watermelon slice, drained to remove excess moisture
1 cup strawberry preserves
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Place the watermelon slice on a serving platter and cut into 6 wedges leaving them in the shape of a pizza. Spread the preserves over the watermelon and sprinkle the toppings over the top. Serves 6.
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