No-Bake Fruit “Pizzas”

~ This is so fun and perfect for quick meals or snacks! If your kids love Lunchables but you’d like something a little healthier, then this super-flexible idea is for you! Fast, easy and so yummy! ~

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When the kids head back to school, packing lunches often becomes the most dreaded part of the day (even worse than that early alarm!). You can no longer fly by the seat of your pants. This, my friends, requires planning.

The kids quickly tire of the same old things, and before too long, you may be out of creative ideas. Plus, it often results in a battle. The kids want “fun” stuff. You want to provide healthy food that will fuel them through the day. They … want fun stuff.

How about a healthy lunch that is also fun? A lunch that’ll have the other kids at the lunch table begging their moms for the same thing. Oh, yeah! You’re about to be that mom! The one that gives her kid the awesome lunch that makes the other kids envious!

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Best part? It’ll take you no time at all to pack – even though it’s totally customizable to your kiddos’ tastebuds! Your kids actually do all the work of assembling it! (They’ll think that’s the coolest part!)

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It kinda resembles those pre-packaged lunches you’ve seen at the grocery store where the kids get to put everything together. (We don’t need to name names – you know what we mean!) But when you make it yourself with wholesome ingredients you can actually pronounce, then you know there’s nothing … shall we say … questionable … in it.

Just start with a whole-grain base (the “pizza crust”). How about a whole-wheat tortilla, pita or flatbread?

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Next, give them a serving of healthy protein to spread on top (the “pizza sauce”). Our kids love natural nut butters or Greek yogurt. Another favorite is our very own Healthy Sugared-Vanilla Yogurt Fruit Dip!

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Then, the toppings! Fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, coconut, granola … need we go on? Oh, and on really special occasions … maybe even a few mini chocolate chips!

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If your kids are too young to cut their pizza into wedges after they’ve topped it in the lunchroom, just send pre-cut “crust” wedges for them so they can artfully top each wedge! Or, suggest that your little ones fold their pizzas over like quesadillas, or roll up their creations for munching burrito-style!

This is one of our very most adaptable recipe ideas yet – there are just so many options! Besides packing it for the kids to assemble at lunchtime:

  • This makes a great breakfast, full of whole grains, protein and fruit.
  • It’s also easy to turn this into a grab-and-go meal. Simply pre-assemble your creation at home and roll it up like a burrito! And if you’re thinking this idea is just for kids, think again! Make this up ahead of time for your own lunchbox or a busy day on the go. We can personally vouch for the fact that adults loooooove this, too!
  • Snack time? Yep, this is great as an after-school snack that’ll give kids solid energy to power through homework and after-school activities!
  • Ooooh … and for a little extra fun? A fruit pizza topping bar for your kids! (And for their friends – this is a big hit for “play date” snack time!) Let everyone pick and choose from the “topping bar” to customize their own. That’s exactly what we did for our own kiddos the day we shot the photos for this post, and they had an absolute blast creating edible masterpieces! Plus, we just love all the pics of tiny fingers spreading and sprinkling!

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With so many different “crusts” and “sauces” and “topping” ideas, plus so many ways to fold (quesadillas!) or wrap (burritos!) … this little gem will keep your kids happy through many school lunches. And, you’ll be happy knowing that they’ll leave the lunchroom full of protein, whole grains and fruit!

Healthy and fun! Yay – everyone wins! One less headache for the new school year!

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As sad as we are to see our kids get on that bus, we know it’s a part of growing up! Back to school always feels like a new beginning! Even if your little ones are all grown up, what’s your favorite part of this exciting time of year? Weird as it is, Gretchen loves school supply shopping! Shelley loves the smell of new crayons! Ahhh … back to school!!

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No-Bake Fruit “Pizzas”
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Ingredients
CRUST:
  • Whole-grain tortilla
  • Whole-wheat pita
  • Whole-wheat flat bread
SAUCE:
TOPPINGS:
  • Fresh fruit such as: apples, bananas, kiwi, berries
  • Dried fruit such as: raisins, chopped dates, pineapple, cranberries, cherries
  • Coconut
  • Sliced or slivered almonds
  • Granola
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon
Preparation
  1. To assemble a pizza, start by spreading the “crust” with one or more types of “sauce.”
  2. Add desired toppings and cut into wedges.
Notes
Serving ideas: Rather than cutting your Fruit Pizza into wedges, you can also fold it like a quesadilla or roll it up like a burrito (for grab-and-go).

 

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No-Bake Fruit “Pizzas” — 14 Comments

    • Your kiddos will just love this (and you will, too!) – healthy, really fun and super yummy! Plus, you can customize it so your little ones have exactly the snack they each want. Everybody wins! :D So glad you stopped by! ~G&S

    • This is a favorite at my house, for sure! It’s a great idea for a quick lunch or after-school snack. Now that I think about it – it’s pretty perfect anytime!! Fresh fruit, dried fruit, granola – the opportunities are endless! Let us know how much you love it!! :D ~Gretchen

  1. You two are absolutely brilliant moms! Definitely deserve “The Best Mom Award.” :) I always had a PB sandwich (no jelly, I didn’t want any!) or bagel and cream cheese in my lunchbox. I did like predictability and routine, but I still think a fruit pizza would have been fun!

  2. YUM! I love fruit pizzas and your toppings look delicious! I always get a little sad when school starts back up. I love having these guys home with me :D So, I have to say I’m not looking forward to early mornings and making school lunches. My guys start next week, so this week has required an alarm to wake up early and get processing done. Little do my kids know, I’m probably struggling more than they are! lol

    • We’ve been setting alarms to practice getting up early at our house, too. I’m not sure any of us are happy about it! We start next week as well, and I am going to miss my kiddos! It helps that they are still really excited about the start of the school year, (Will they still get excited in high school? I can’t remember!) so that helps make the early mornings a little more tolerable!
      The fruit pizzas are a fave around here! And we love that it constantly changes – just depends on what we have on hand! ~Gretchen

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