A Fun Healthy Snack for Kids – Fit Armadillo

A Fun Healthy Snack for Kids

Need a #HealthySnack idea that's #KidFriendly? Grab a #watermelon and get ready to be the #BestMomEver!

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happy labor day healthy snackHappy Labor Day!

Today I have a quick post about a healthy snack for kids that you can enjoy today or any day!

I came up with the *genius* idea this weekend….

It was hot and humid and I did NOT feel like running (yes-this happens to personal trainers, too!). Especially because I had been cleaning and had just found a delicious box of cinnamon sugar cookie mix with a cute pumpkin shaped cookie cutter attached.

But, I knew I’d feel better once I got out there to pound the pavement and sure enough – I did!

And that’s when I came up with this GENIUS healthy snack idea…to use that cookie cutter on a watermelon to create fun shapes!

Because when you run in Houston, TX in the summer the only thing you really want at the end of it is water and lots of it no matter what the form!

I tested the idea out and it worked:

healthy snack idea for kids

While looking up other ideas for watermelon snacks and fun facts to share with you, I found out something a little sad… I was not the first person with this awesome idea.

Other people have been using cookie cutters to make watermelon stars, hearts, and even fruit kabobs for a while. But….I’m sure not many have made bunny and pumpkin shaped watermelons 🙂

In my search I also discovered some other pretty cool ideas for showcasing watermelon at your next party. Mr. Fit Armadillo wouldn’t be too  happy if I tried these unattended, but they look SUPER fun.

For more watermelon fun check out:

 1.  Mark Rober’s How to Skin a Watermelon (new this year):

2.  Another Mark Rober video that shows you how to make a watermelon smoothie (I SO want to do this!!!!):

Now that you’ve read this post, I’d love to hear what you think!

making healthy snacks

Will you try out watermelon cookie cutter treats? Have you been doing it for ages? Share your thoughts, favorite ways to use a watermelon, and any fun healthy snack ideas for kids (or kids at heart!) by leaving a comment below: 



Catherine Turley

Hello! I'm the founder of Fit Armadillo® and I'm so glad you're here. If you've been looking for a way to start your healthy lifestyle, but you don’t want to join a gym or spend thousands of dollars on supplements and fad products, you’ve come to the right place. On the blog we share fitness tips and healthy recipes to get you started. For more 1-on-1 help head here to get matched with an awesome certified fitness professional. Looking for motivation to start or stick to your routine? Check out my *bestselling* book HERE

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