If your house is anything like mine, then come after school time you’ve got super hungry kiddos. It doesn’t matter how much lunch I pack, all of the running around and brain stimulation always leads to ravenous kiddos at 3 pm. Over time, I’ve learned that when I’m not prepared with a healthy snack like Watermelon Pizza they end up grabbing for the chips/pretzels/granola bars, which doesn’t fill them up for long.
Like many of you, I don’t have time to prepare snacks in my kitchen every afternoon before the kids come home. Instead, I like to choose simple foods that I can make ahead of time, or better yet that the kids can actually make themselves. Some examples are Banana Almond Butter Granola Bites and Avocado Bruschetta.
Currently, my kids are over the moon about Watermelon Pizza and they get so excited every time we make it. I made it myself the first time, but they wanted to get in on the fun so now I do the watermelon slicing and they “decorate” the rest with their favorite fruits. We’ve been using perfectlyfree® Fruit Bites to decorate some of the wedges because my kids like them so much!
This is a snack I call a win win because my kids love to make and eat Watermelon Pizza and I like that it’s rehydrating with water-rich fruit and full of good nutrients!
Does it Work in a Lunch Box?
Yes it does! I like to mix it up on Pizza Friday’s and sometimes send a slice of Watermelon Pizza as a fun twist. I recommend either putting the toppings in a separate lunchbox section so that they can add the toppings themselves, or adding yogurt or cream cheese will help the fruit stay in place pre-assembled.
This recipe is naturally gluten free and free from the 8 most common allergens. The servings will depend on the size of your watermelon, but we use small watermelons which makes 6 servings. If you use a large watermelon, you’ll want to cut it into eight slices and you might need some additional fruit for toppings.
If you love watermelon like we do, check out these delicious Watermelon Steaks recipe over at Insanely Easy Recipes.
- 1 round slice of watermelon 1 inch thick
- 1 kiwi
- 1/3 cup blackberries
- 1/3 cup raspberries
- 1 pouch Strawberry Banana perfectlyfree Fruit Bites
- 1 pouch Mixed Berry perfectlyfree Fruit Bites
- 1 pouch Pineapple Mango perfectlyfree Fruit Bites
Cut your round watermelon slice into six even sections.
Chop your kiwi and slice your perfectlyfree fruit bites in half and set aside.
Wash and dry your blackberries and raspberries.
Add your chopped kiwi to one of the six watermelon sections. Arrange it so that it takes up the whole piece.
Arrange your blackberries on the next piece of watermelon.
Repeat the above step with your raspberries.
Arrange your strawberry banana fruit bites evenly on one piece of watermelon.
Repeat the above step with your pineapple mango and then with your mixed berry perfectlyfree fruit bites.
If sending a slice in a lunch box, you can add some yogurt or cream cheese to keep it together or keep the fruit separate so that it can be assembled at lunch time.
This is such a fun way for kids to get in some fruit! I bet it doesn’t feel like a healthy snack for them too!
aw, what a SUPER FUN way to use these fruit bites! (my pizza would be COVERED with the Pineapple Mango flavor…) 🙂 🙂