In helping my 5-year-old daughter Ellie get used to
school and make it a fun place, I decided that it would be fun to
host a "getting to know you" play date at a local park for her
Out of 16 classmates, seven came with their parents
and siblings and it was so much fun.
The parents all got along, they were funny and easy
to talk to and best of all, the kids had a blast.
I offered to bring snacks to the gathering since I
was the one who suggested this shindig.
The only requirement for this was that it should be
peanut free since one of Ellie's classmates has a severe peanut
I also decided I wanted everything to be food dye
free because our family is ridding our home of food dye.
There are many reasons for this but ultimately it
just boils down to slowly phasing things out of our home that we
just feel icky about.
And I feel icky about food dye.
I found a ton of fruit pizza recipes on Pinterest
but this one was the only one I had ever ventured to try
It's healthy, not totally full of sugar (you could
make a low sugar version though!) and peanut and dye
It was a huge hit at a party full of cheese
crackers and cookies. Unfortunately, it should be noted that this
particular fruit pizza is also a hit with bees. I got stung by one
at said picnic.
Fruit Pizza (that should be served
- 1 box Graham cracker sticks or squares
- 2 C. Vanilla yogurt
- 2 C. Low fat or low sugar Cool Whip
- 2 Tbsp. coconut
- 1 banana
- Strawberries (I used an entire
- Blueberries (A small container is more than
* You can add other fruits like kiwi or grapes if
you would like
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Crush the graham cracker pieces. Then add the
banana and mash it in.
You could use a mixer or just your hands. I used my
hands. It was messy but easier to blend.
Place on a greased pizza pan or cookie sheet.
Spread out with a spatula or rolling pin.
Bake for 20 minutes. It will smell so
After it has come out of the oven, let it cool for
Mix the yogurt and cool whip together. Spread on
top of the crust.
Top with the coconut, then the fruit and tada!
You might want to serve this at your next INDOOR
gathering because those bees were like ninjas around this
They attacked everything and everyone (see: ME) in
a 500 foot radius.
I'm fine. I took some Benadryl when I got home,
passed out for an hour and had a sore arm for two days.
Who knew a fruit pizza could take a person down?
Next time, I'm bringin' nachos.
Bees hate nachos.
Kari Wagner is stay-at-home mom by day, superhero by night. She loves to write about her adventures in life, love and decorating.
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