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.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 1

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Set the melon fins beside the face on the plate (positioning them as indicated on the template) and serve.

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