Summer Delicacies

Immediately upon our return from Germany, we hosted a play date. I’ve been wanting get back to healthy eating habits since the trip so I wanted to offer something else than ice cream.

First I stole the idea of a “watermelone pizza”, from my second cousin. Simple and delicious, easy for small children help making and  a great hit in the heat. My second cousin and her partner have a cool little crafts business that you can find here (in Finnish only).

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Cooking with Wall Flower came to rescue as well with her great post on 10 Desserts Perfect for Summer. I made the #4 Frozen Yoghurt with Blueberries too, and kids were happy to get “ice cream”. At home we have also dipped strawberries in yoghurt (#3) and enjoyed popsicles (#9). Anyway, it seems a little twist in ordinary healthy snacks are always helpful too, like  serving orange as boats and bananas as pirates.

Can you recommend something else that is delicious, easy and refreshing on a hot summer day?

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19 comments

  1. Watermelon pizza! That’s a genius idea! My kids will love posicles and ice cream any day. I prefer to give them a healthier version… yogurt, with fruits mixed in. 🙂

    1. I think all kids are related when it comes to icecream 😉 That’s why I’ve started to make popsicles myself, healthy and delicious (but if the kids get a choice, they’ll take icecream…;))!

      1. Yes, I know what you mean! Mine too! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Expat Dad SG and commented:
    Love the watermelon pizza idea

    1. Great, maybe we’ll get even more ideas now!

  3. Love the watermelon idea.
    We just had pikelets but don’t know if they count as healthy
    http://www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz/food/recipes/pikelets/

    1. Maybe not healthy but delicious 🙂

  4. Oh wow, watermelon pizza! My kids would love that. But they’re also pretty happy with popsicles and a trip to the pool 🙂

    1. I am not sure if kids actually need the variation, maybe it is just me 😉

  5. We make fruit smoothies, which z calls milkshakes. 🙂 just fruit and ice (and sometimes I slip in some veggies!

    1. What a fabulous addition, will be on to those tomorrow! Thanks!

    2. Yep, a hit which will become more common now. But which veggies do you slip in? What goes well with fruit and berries?

      1. We usually do pineapple, mango, banana and a little kale.

        1. Really? Maybe a good combo to put kale in with such sweet fruits… I’ll have to try that one. Thanks!

          1. Just a leaf or two because otherwise it overpowers the fruit 🙂

  6. Looks fun and delicious!

  7. I love the watermelon pizza and other ideas you mentioned! I have recently started making no-bake energy balls. With Mr. T doing cheer and gymnastics and having three yards that he mows, he’s burning through the calories, and these are cute, take a couple of bites to eat, and full of proteins. I was pretty proud of myself!
    (1 cup oats, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup flaxseeds, 1/2 cup choc chips, 1/3 cup honey, 1 tsp vanilla – just in case you were wondering! You refrigerate the mixture until it sets, then roll them into tight little bite size balls. It makes about a dozen and they are about 88 – 100 calories each).

    1. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love the watermelon pizza 🙂

    Hm. Add to that? I’m coming up blank. I think you covered a lot of our favourites. Singapore has taught me that ice goes better than you’d expect with most things, though.

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