Here’s a healthy snack that’s guaranteed to go over swimmingly: a whimsical fruit-and-yogurt treat reminiscent of a certain clownfish with an affinity for adventure.
Serving Size: 1 Nemo Melon Treat
- Calories: 29
- Fiber: 0g
- Total Fat: 0g
- Protein: 0g
- Total Carbohydrate: 6g
- 1 cantaloupe (you’ll only need one or two ½-inch-thick slices of it per treat)
- 1 teaspoon plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
- 2 to 3 drops pure maple syrup
- 2 blueberries
How To Make It
- Print out this Nemo template and place the page atop a piece of wax paper. Holding the printout and wax paper together, cut out the face and fin shapes, snipping through both layers of paper at once.
- Cut off the rounded surface from one side of the cantaloupe to expose a large flat surface. Then, cut a ½-inch-thick slice from the melon. Place the wax paper patterns atop the melon slice and use the tip of a sharp kitchen knife to cut out the melon face and fin shapes. (Note: If the melon slice isn’t wide enough to fit all the templates, you’ll need to cut a second ½-inch-thick slice.)
- Use a knife (or a 1-inch-wide round fondant cutter, or a pastry bag tip with a 1-inch base) to cut the eyeholes in the face, referring to the template for placement. Next, use a knife tip to score the eyebrow, mouth, and fin lines in the melon pieces, again referring to the template for placement.
- Stir together the yogurt and maple syrup. Fill the eyeholes in the melon face with the mixture, reserving just a bit. Gently press a blueberry “pupil” into the yogurt in each eyehole. Now add a “glint” to each eye by using the tip of the toothpick to top each berry with a tiny blob of the reserved sweetened yogurt.
- Set the melon fins beside the face on the plate (positioning them as indicated on the template) and serve.
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