Watermelon Dippers with Honey Vanilla Yogurt Sauce make the perfect snack or dessert that both kids and adults are sure to love!
Throughout the past two summers when I was pregnant with Joey and then Anthony, all I craved was watermelon. I’m pretty sure I ate my bodyweight in watermelon weekly! Now that I’m NOT pregnant and enjoying realistic portion sizes of this juicy fruit, I’m noticing my kids can’t get enough of it either! It’s sweet, refreshing, and the perfect snack post nap or park time. While Joey can easily pick up a cube of watermelon, I find that Anthony’s baby hands have an easier time grabbing watermelon dippers. Cube or cut into a stick, I’ll take both!
While the boys and I were enjoying these watermelon dippers at the park, my nerdy nutrition brain got to thinking: what’s in watermelon that makes it so satisfying?! Honestly I’m just glad my brain is still working this way. Remember I’m at home with two small children; one of whom laughs at everything I say and the other who speaks to me in a foreign-toddler language.
So here’s what I found out about watermelon: one serving [2 cups watermelon diced] is only 80 calories! 80!! Watermelon is packed with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives watermelon its red color and disease-fighting properties. Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which are immune systems need to fight infections! There’s definitely more to watermelon than water and great taste— thanks for listening. The boys clearly weren’t as excited as I was about the nutritional power of these watermelon dippers! Now let’s get back to the food…
- 1 small watermelon, cut into sticks or wedges
- 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl.
- Serve as a dip with the watermelon.
Packed with nutrients and natural sweetness, these watermelon dippers are the perfect summertime… Click To Tweet
The honey vanilla yogurt sauce is just an added bonus to this recipe. Joey loves dipping fruit in yogurt and I decided to jazz up plain Greek yogurt with some cinnamon, honey, and vanilla. You know he wasn’t complaining! Pineapple and melon dippers would also work well with this recipe. But honestly, there’s no replacing the juicy freshness of watermelon! And if you like watermelon as much as I do you might not want to share with your kiddos…