Healthy and fun fruit snacks

April 29, 2008 5:06:22 PM PDT
Savvy mom and spokesperson for Dulcinea Farms, Victoria Pericone, has some creative ways to get your kids to eat fruit, like watermelon faces and cookie cutter shaped melon treats!

RECIPES

Kooky Cookie Cutter Shapes

Ingredients
DULCINEA Extra Sweet Tuscan Style Cantaloupe or DULCINEA PureHeart Seedless Watermelon

Preparation
Using fun cookie cutter shapes - hearts, letters, dinosaurs, anything creative you can find! - let your kids make their own creative snacks. Cut a section of fruit for them and hand over the cookie cutters. Place Popsicle sticks in the bottom of the cut-out, so they can be easily eaten. They will fill up on nutritious Dulcinea PureHeart Watermelon and Tuscan Style Cantaloupe and have fun in the process!

Mini Watermelon Boat
Cut DULCINEA PUREHEART Seedless Watermelon in half. Cut edge of melon in saw-tooth design with sharp knife. Scoop out center with melon ball scoop, leaving about a half-inch of watermelon fruit intact inside. Fill the watermelon half with all the prepared melon balls. Decorate with a mint. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil. Chill.
Start by slicing open a raw watermelon and scooping out a few melon balls. Swap out with finished Mini Watermelon Boat, add the melon balls already used and garnish with mint.

Dulcinea PureHeart Stix & Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:
1 DULCINEA PureHeart Mini Seedless Watermelon

Wash watermelon and cut in half equilaterally. Place flesh side down on cutting board. Cut ¾" slices across melon; turn cutting board 90 degrees and cut ¾" slices across melon again creating ¾" x ¾" 'dipping stixs', leaving the rind on. Discard outer row on each side. NOTE: If you have a Nemco Lettuce Cutter, it works great for making watermelon sticks.

Dips:

Raspberry Yogurt Dip
1/4 cup Fresh raspberries
1 cup Plain yogurt

Preparation: Puree raspberries and mix with yogurt. Add sugar if desired.

Marvelous Melon Faces

Ingredients:
DULCINEA Extra Sweet Tuscan Style Cantaloupe or DULCINEA PureHeart Seedless Watermelon

Variety of fruits and vegetables:

EYES
Cranberries
Raisins
Olives

EARS
Lemon and lime slices

MOUTH
Cucumber shapes
Fruit roll-ups

NOSE
Grapes
Carrot Sticks

EYEBROWS
Green beans
Asparagus

Preparation
Create platforms for the melons using small bowls or cups that allow your melon character to sit upright.

Select colorful fruits and vegetables, such as grapes, carrots, green beans, cranberries, etc. Create wacky facial features and wild hair with the fruits and vegetables.

Feature your characters as centerpieces or party decorations.

About Dulcinea Farms: www.dulcinea.com


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