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Fun treat for your tots this summer

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence/Staff Reporter
Melon pizza
Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwhich.
Fruit popsicle
Fruit kababs
Summer Treats everything
Coconut and blueberry yogurt popsicles.
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Summer is approaching, and while children are enjoying the break, you would like to give them treats that they will love and enjoy with a healthy factor.

Chef Noel Cunningham noted that "When thinking about food for children during the summer, it is best to keep in mind something quick, colourful, and fun that makes them want to try it. But most of all, keep in mind nutrition and get them involved."

Here are a few of his sweet treats:

 

Blueberry-coconut yogurt popsicle

 

This popsicle is perfect for the kids instead of ice cream on a hot summer day. I'm sure they won't even realise it's not ice cream.

 

Ingredients

 

- 1 cup coconut Greek yoghurt

- 1 cup blueberry yoghurt

- honey (optional)

 

Directions

 

Fill each popsicle mould or cup with blended yoghurt alternatively, close lid if and insert popsicle sticks using a mould. If using a cup after you add all the yoghurt, insert stick and place carefully in the freezer overnight.

 

Orange juice popsicle

 

The easy way to add vitamin C to children's diet during the summer while they are active

 

Ingredients

 

- Orange juice

- Sliced strawberry

- Blueberry

- Blackberry

- Sliced Kiwi

 

Direction

 

Fill each popsicle mould or plastic cup with prepared fruits and add orange juice. Insert stick and place carefully in the freezer overnight.

Note: You can use just about any juice that you love in this recipe.

 

Melon Pizza

 

Perfect for a hot day outside. The kids will surely think its pizza.

 

Ingredients

 

- 1 watermelon (round cut or wedges)

- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt (for spread)

- 4 strawberries, sliced in quarter

- 4 raspberries cut in half

- 8 blueberries

- Diced pineapples

 

Directions

 

1. Cut watermelon round in half then cut off a slice of watermelon right down the middle, about two to three inches thick.

2. Spread yogurt over the watermelon then add your fruits on top as you desire.

3. Cut melon in 8 pieces and enjoy

 

Grilled peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich

 

Quick and easy sandwich the kids can enjoy. Crispy outside and filled with gooey goodness.

 

Ingredients

 

- Bread slices

- Peanut butter

- Strawberry jam

 

Direction

 

Apply peanut butter and strawberry jam to toasted bread and cut in the desired shape.

 

Blueberry and orange juice slushy

 

 

Ingredients

 

- 1 cup frozen blueberries

- orange juice

 

Directions

 

1. Blend the blueberries with the orange juice, scraping downs sides as necessary. Be careful not to add too much liquid, you want to keep this thick and icy.

2. Pour into cups and enjoy.

 

Fruit kabobs

 

These fruits kabobs are fun to make and can always be made ahead of time for a family day out.

 

Ingredients

 

- 12 red Seedless grapes

- 1/2 pineapple diced

- 12 green seedless grapes

- 12 blackberries

- 6 strawberries (hulled and cut into halves)

Sauce

- 1 cup yoghurt

- 2 tsp honey

- milk

 

Directions

 

Take 12 wooden skewers and thread the fruits in order and serve with yoghurt dipping sauce.

For the sauce combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.