My kids LOVE watermelon — who am I kidding, so do I. My boys prefer to cut it down the center, each taking half, and using a spoon to eat it right out of the rind. We are always looking for new ways to enjoy this summertime fruit, and this Watermelon Pizza recipe is one of our favorite healthy desserts for kids.
As a nutritionist, I encourage pairing fruit with a source of protein and/or fat for controlled blood sugar and more sustained energy. That’s what I love about this Watermelon Pizza recipe — it satisfies this request and is a well-rounded nutrient-dense healthy treat for kids.
Our family opts for a full-fat, unsweetened, probiotic-rich yogurt. But, you could also choose a non-dairy yogurt if preferred. Between the watermelon and additional fruits, I never find it necessary to sweeten the yogurt. When you use a plain variety, you are in control of what and how much sweetener you want to use if you choose.
Yogurt adds a dose of protein and fat, as will any nuts and seeds you choose to add — making it a great after school snack.
Watermelon Pizza is also a work of art, allowing for creativity, and a great recipe for getting your kids involved in the kitchen. Teaching your kids to cook will open up many important doors in their life.
Little hands can spread the yogurt and sprinkle toppings, while older kids can help chop ingredients and slice the watermelon.
The toppings listed in this recipe are simply suggestions, and a fun mixture of flavors that pair well together. However, I encourage you and your kids to also think outside the box and choose wholesome, real food ingredients you think would be both delicious and nourishing.
Sometimes, my kids can’t wait to enjoy a slice before we stick it in the freezer. They also love it after waiting about an hour for it to set up and slightly freeze. The texture and extra refreshing effect is worth the wait.
Let us know what your favorite watermelon pizza toppings are!
For another fruit-based dessert, try my Berries & Cream recipe.Print
- 1 seedless watermelon, sliced crosswise into 1” rounds
- Plain, full-fat yogurt, or dairy-free alternative
- Fresh berries, or other chopped fruit
- Nuts of choice, chopped
- Seeds of choice, chopped
- Cacao nibs, or chocolate chips
- Fresh mint, chopped
- Lay watermelon slices on a baking sheet or cutting board.
- Spread yogurt across the top of the watermelon slice.
- Top with fruit, nuts, seeds, cacao, and mint.
- Cut into slices. Place in the freezer to firm up.