Marissa’s Melon Bowl Fruit Salad in Yogurt Dressing – Kids’ Cooking

This is fruit salad that my daughter (year 5) made for the Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth competition at her school, the closing date for entries was on Friday so I’m allowed to share it with you now…

She made it all by herself, except for halving the melon, even the styling is her own (using my props) but I helped her a bit with image editing.

healthy snack ideas for kids


  • half of a small honeydew melon (or other melon)
  • 1 apple (cubed)
  • 1 orange (peeled & cubed)
  • handful of grapes (halved)
  • 1 fruit yogurt tube (or 2 tablespoons of yogurt)


healthy fruit salad recipe


  1. Use melon ball scoop or plain spoon to hollow out inside of the melon to the mixing bowl.
  2. Add apple, orange, grapes and stir.
  3. Transfer salad back to the melon bowl.
  4. Top with yogurt dressing and enjoy!

Makes 1 – 2 servings.


It would also make a fantastic healthy desserts option.

Apple, orange and grapes can be replaced with other fresh fruits, the more seasonal the better.

Some tinned fruits (drained) could work here as well.

If you are looking for similar, easy to make salads, take a look at Easy Rainbow Fruit Salad Recipe from Eats Amazing, Fruit Salad with Lemon Grass Syrup from Coriander Queen, Mixed Fruit Salad in Minty Sauce or Coolng Apple, Melon and Cherry Tomato Salad with Mint & Lemon Dressing I made a while ago.

If you are wondering what to do with he other half of the melon, Cheese & Fruit Hedgehog may be the thing.


My daughter’s recipe won the competition and she received prize in a form of electric toothbrush!! :)

school healthy recipe competition winner

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Your thoughts…

  1. This looks like such a refreshing and tasty summer fruit salad, perfect for breakfast or as a dessert! Thank you so much for linking to my blog too :) xx

  2. How sweet! She obviously takes after her Mum, that is such a lovely fresh looking dessert or snack. Well done Marissa!

  3. This dessert looks wonderful! Perfect for breakfast or just a snack on a summer day

  4. This looks delicious, I love how you’ve presented it inside the melon! It reminds me that I NEED to get myself a melon baller – I’ve been meaning to get one for years!

  5. What a fab idea! It’s good to hear that cooking and healthy eating is getting better in schools. When I was at school it was all turkey twizzlers, warm full fat milk and baking cookies!

  6. love this idea! I hope your daughter did well in her competition. My kids would love this too.

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