Banana Peach Splits with Maple Strawberry Sauce

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 bananas, peeled
  • 4 cups (1 L) frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 2 large peaches, pitted and sliced
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)


Maple Strawberry Sauce

  • 3 cups (750 mL) sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch


How to Prepare:

Maple Strawberry Sauce: In a saucepan, combine 2 cups (500 mL) of the strawberries with maple syrup; bring to a simmer. Mash slightly with potato masher.

Whisk cornstarch with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of water. Stir into strawberry mixture; cook, stirring for about 1 minute or until thickened. Let cool slightly and stir in remaining strawberries.

Cut bananas in half lengthwise and place 2 halves in each of 4 shallow dessert bowls. Divide yogurt among bananas and sprinkle with peach slices. Spoon Maple Strawberry sauce over top and garnish with mint, if using.

Older Kids’ Tasks: slice peaches and strawberries and cook the sauce

Younger Kids’ Tasks: cut the bananas, scoop the ice cream and create the splits


Watermelon Popsicles – Simple Frozen Fun

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours or as long as it takes to freeze

A great way to get your children to get the health benefits from watermelon is to make eating it fun. Nothing says summer fun quite like a Popsicle and this icy delight is sure to cool your child down while lifting up their vitamin intake.


  • 1 Watermelon
  • Chunks of fresh fruit – try grapes, strawberries, or kiwi fruit

How to Prepare:

Puree watermelon and pour into Popsicle molds. Drop in chunks of fresh fruit, insert caps and place in freezer. Serve when frozen.

Thanks to Half Your Plate Industry Partner The National Watermelon Promotion Board

Banana Freeze

Servings: 4
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 5 minutes

Banana freeze, a cool treat that’s healthy and fun activity for kids of all ages. You can change the flavour of yogurt by adding unsweetened jam. Lollipop sticks are available at craft or kitchenware stores.


  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 4, long lollipop sticks
  • ½ cup (125ml) Greek style fat free yogurt
  • 1 cup puffed cereal, such as puffed brown rice
  • 3 tbsp raisins or currants
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

How to prepare

Halve both bananas crosswise to give you 4 banana pieces. Insert sticks and freeze bananas.

Place frozen bananas in a shallow dish; cover with yogurt and roll to evenly coat.

In separate shallow dish, mix puff cereal, raisins, and cinnamon. Roll banana to evenly coat.

Serve and enjoy the smiles.

Apple Dip

Servings: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0

Enjoy this apple dip with apple slices for a healthy snack! Be creative! Add peanut butter or other nuts.


  • 1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese
  • ½ cup brown sugar or 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

How to Prepare:

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, brown sugar or maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well! We suggest using an electric mixer for extra smooth dip.

Cut some apples and enjoy! This dip is also great with pears, bananas or pineapple slices.