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Birthday Party Fruit Cake

fruit party cakeWho says cake has to have flour, fat, and sugar?  Not us! In fact, I made this cute and quick"fruit" cake moments before my kids walked in from school.  The first thing they wanted to do was take a bite out of it! In fact, the neighbor boy got really close to it and proclaimed how delicious he thought it was.

Of course all I had to do was use:

  • 2-4 pineapple rings (from a can)
  • watermelon cut into rings
  • small slice of banana (to hold the candle)
  • 1 candle

pineapple watermelon cake

Adorable, right?  I got the idea from Produce for Kids, who right now has a bunch of easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; all using produce of course!  These "Ideal Meals" are part of a new campaign to help kids eat healthy, as well as donate money to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Between May and July, by purchasing produce at participating stores, a portion of your money will be donated to local children's hospitals.

Other produce for kids recipes I like include:

...and tons of more delicious fruits and veggie ideas that your kids will love!

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05/25/2011 4:30am
Thank you for sharing this site! I saw tons of great ideas. I particularly loved the Zesty Pasta Salad recipe and am going to make it to take in my cooler to a convention next weekend!
05/25/2011 4:37am
the guacamole tomato boats look so fun! my twins just love anything that they can help mash up and if it is green all the better!
05/25/2011 4:42am
Yum!! What a bunch of great ideas! I would try the veggie polenta pizza!!
05/25/2011 5:05am
great recipes! can't wait to try the peach muffins & the tuna wraps :) thanx!
05/25/2011 5:15am
That cake is a super cute idea. Love it1
05/25/2011 5:18am
The turkey burgers and rainbow salad is my favorite dinner idea, or at least the first one I think I would try.
05/25/2011 5:33am
Sweet and Savory Poppers! My kids would love them
05/25/2011 5:36am
Fruity Vanilla Oatmeal sounds Yum. And what is it about having fruit on a stick anyway? LOL Kids love it.
05/25/2011 5:57am
I want to try the A-B-C dip.
05/25/2011 6:06am
smoothie pops. Everything is better on a stick, right?
05/25/2011 6:15am
This is awesome! Not only do they supply with a healthy food item but then give you sides to put with it! Love it! I am always looking for a healthier option to PIZZA! (We would eat for every meal at my house.) So I would definately have to say the Pita Pizz-Ahhh!
05/25/2011 6:25am
I love the idea of the guacamole tomato boats. We love avocados here!
05/25/2011 6:27am
I want to try that peach and tomato salsa!! I love to add salsa to my meals!
05/25/2011 6:46am
I am a big snacker. I can't go more than 2 hrs without eating, so I have to be thoughtful about my snacks to ensure a healthy day of eating. I think that making smoothie pops would be a great summer treat! or dessert :)
Lindsay Haley
05/25/2011 6:47am
I am going to make pizz-ahhh this weekend when friends come for memorial day!!!!
05/25/2011 7:01am
I've been meaning to try the turkey veggie "sushi" -- it looks delicious.
05/25/2011 7:09am
The Southwest chicken wraps for the lunchbox faves look great.
05/25/2011 7:21am
There are too many to choose from! I like the tangy grilled chicken or the easy cheesy tomato sandwich!
05/25/2011 7:30am
My daughter loves the pb rol ups for lunch,thankn for the tip!!
05/25/2011 7:38am
How exciting! I love find new recipes on-line. I think the tropical smoothie & breakfast pizza sounds awesome and it's something I can tackle! TFS
05/25/2011 7:39am
I want to try the PB fruit roll-up! Looks yummy!
05/25/2011 7:47am
I think my boys would love their PB Fruit Roll-up
05/25/2011 7:50am
I like Creamy Chocolate Dippers. Looks super yumy!
05/25/2011 7:57am
The party cakes are such a cute idea! Also, Veggie Frittata and Raspberry Plum Yogurt Parfait sounds so yummy :)
05/25/2011 7:57am
Grilled Veggie Panini looks yummy! Love your cake, i need to try that. Thnx!
05/25/2011 8:01am
cant wait to try the Lemon Broccoli fettuccine..what a great resource!
05/25/2011 8:04am
What a great collection of fun recipes. I would like to try the Nacho Same Ol Snack and the Tomato and Cheese sandwiches.
05/25/2011 8:05am
The apple pumpkin muffins sound great!
05/25/2011 8:14am
All of them look delicious. Thank you for sharing the site! Since my husband recently went deep sea fishing and we now have a bunch of fish chopped up in the freezer, I would have to say that the Orange Salsa Tilapia is one that we will definitely be trying! Mmm!
05/25/2011 8:15am
Thanks for the new site! I am always looking for new recipes to try. I will definitely be trying the PB Fruit Roll Up. My son is on a PB&J kick and I want to change it up a bit. Thanks!
05/25/2011 8:27am
Thank you for sharing! I would first try Oven Baked Onion Rings & Chicken, since I like feeding my husband healthier versions of the "naughty" foods he likes.
05/25/2011 8:34am
I want to try the Lemon-Broccoli Fettucine, but sooooo many of the recipes look delicious. Thanks for sharing!
05/25/2011 8:40am
The oatmeal pancakes and veggie frittata sound delicious!
Anne-Marie A
05/25/2011 8:46am
I want to give the Beany Cheese-tada. I think my daughter would really like that for lunch.
05/25/2011 9:00am
Oh oh! I want to try the Breakfast Tacos and Tarts...but honestly there were SO MANY! Thanks for sharing!
05/25/2011 9:00am
I think I might have to make the Sunshine Peach Muffins TODAY! soooo good!
Emily G
05/25/2011 9:12am
I want to try the sunshine peach muffins (yum!) and the baked onion rings!
05/25/2011 9:16am
I fell in love with this site immediately! I am so glad you shared it with us! I think the tropical chicken with watermelon salad looks super interesting. We tend to get into meal ruts and eat the same things over and over. This looks like an awesome way to mix things up a bit!
05/25/2011 9:20am
Wow, lots of yummy recipes to try. I think I want to make the Lemon Broccoli Fettuccine. Yum!
mary a.
05/25/2011 9:37am
The veggie polenta pizza looks incredible. Thanks! Mary
05/25/2011 9:37am
The pancakes look so delicious!
05/25/2011 10:18am
Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp - the whole family would love this!
05/25/2011 10:29am
I want to try the ABC dip and the breakfast pizz.
05/25/2011 10:30am
Grilled veggie panini looks yummy!
05/25/2011 10:38am
yummy...would love to try her tuna wrap recipe and also the peach & tomato salsa!
05/25/2011 10:40am
I'm trying the Fruity Pitooty Smoothie!
05/25/2011 10:42am
The Turkey Veggie Sushi looks good.
05/25/2011 10:45am
I like the PB&J Roll-Up...always looking for ways to make PB&J more fun and this should do it. Also like being able to cut it into bite-sized portions which makes it easier to eat at school and on the run!
05/25/2011 11:02am
The "Fuel-up French Toast" and "Peach and Tomato Salsa" sound devine.
05/25/2011 11:16am
I've got to make that Pita Pizz-Ahhh! I just barely discovered pita bread and my kids have been begging me to buy it again. Now I have a great excuse. Great resource, Amy. Do you think Brian would mind if I served that pineapple ring cake for his birthday next week? ;)
Hilary Richards
05/25/2011 11:19am
Creamy Chocolate dippers sound like a delicious snack. Easy, too. I usually have all those ingredients in my house.
05/25/2011 11:20am
the sweet and savory poppers look delicious and so simple. even I could do that!
05/25/2011 11:23am
mmmmm....i like the breakfast potatoes recipe because my daughter has to eat gluten free and that really puts a limit on power packed breakfasts without getting into a rut! these would be so tasty...and much fresher than the frozen kind:)
05/25/2011 11:26am
What a great website! I think we'd have to start with something really tempting like the Creamy Chocolate Dippers here!
05/25/2011 11:39am
would love to try the Lemon Broccoli Fettuccine, looks yummy! [email protected]
05/25/2011 11:50am
I am going to try the Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp - we do a similar meal with rice, but I would never have thought to try it with pasta and shrimp! Thanks!
Emily C.
05/25/2011 11:54am
What a cute cake. I think we'd love the smoothie pops as a healthy and delicious alternative to the colored, sugar popsicles all around.
patricia maloney
05/25/2011 12:20pm
Tasty Tuna Wraps look yummy.
Cecilia Baker
05/25/2011 1:01pm
Watermelon does not last long in our household, I would try the tropical chicken and watermelon salad, it sounds delicious!
05/25/2011 1:05pm
I'm excited to make the Smoothie Pops for my kids this summer! Great site.
05/25/2011 1:05pm
I can't wait to try the breakfast pizza! My kids aren't that into plain eggs, so I am excited to try something new with them.
05/25/2011 1:27pm
I'm going to try the Tropical Smoothie, Breakfast Tacos, and Sassy Tuna Sandwich.
05/25/2011 1:42pm
Either the breakfast tacos or the Fruit Pitootie Smoothies.
jessica edwards
05/25/2011 1:51pm
turkey burgers look good
05/25/2011 1:52pm
Wow, looks like there are lots of yummy new recipe ideas to try. I'm going to try the Lemon Brocolli Fettucine tonight! I love that it has all of the nutritional information.
05/25/2011 1:53pm
Hi I just found your blog, I love it. I love the PFK website too. They are both saved to my favorites now. I want to try the oatmeal pancakes. I printed it out so we can have them tomorrow morning!
05/25/2011 2:14pm
That grilled veggie panini looks great!
05/25/2011 2:41pm
My favorite meal idea is the Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad. It looks simple, but still healthy and tasty.
05/25/2011 3:23pm
I love the Teddy Bear Birthday Cake. My 2 year old would absolutely go crazy for that one! For me though... Apply Pumpkin Muffins sound delicious!!!
05/25/2011 3:30pm
Orange Salsa Tilapia This just sounds scrumptious!
05/25/2011 3:46pm
owww the Grilled Veggie Panini sounds so yummy! thanks for the site its so bookmarked!
Deanna G.
05/25/2011 4:29pm
I like the Teddy's Bear's Birthday Cake!
Sara K
05/25/2011 4:30pm
The smoothies and cereal mix or the cake you showed look great!
Kim D.
05/25/2011 4:39pm
The Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp looks yummy!
05/25/2011 5:27pm
yum id love to try the peach muffins
05/25/2011 5:41pm
I'll be trying the smoothie pops for sure!
05/25/2011 7:10pm
i would like to try the tuna wraps and the turkey veggie sushi.
05/25/2011 7:25pm
The smoothie pops look scrumptious!!
05/25/2011 7:46pm
Oooh, the ABC dip looks great. I'm a sucker for anything with avocado. That's how I picked my entrée at dinner tonight!
05/25/2011 8:34pm
I'd like to try the apple pumpkin muffins!
05/25/2011 8:35pm
The breakfast potatoes look good
Amanda Starr
05/26/2011 6:55am
So cute, will have to try that! Smoothie Pops & Super Cereal Mix sounds like a great summer time snack after being at the pool, must try.
Jen P
05/26/2011 10:08am
The PB fruit roll up in Lunchbox favs sounds easy and delicious!
05/26/2011 10:47am
The tropical smoothie and breakfast pizza sounds delicious!
05/26/2011 11:05am
The smoothie pops looked FANTASTIC!!
Tonya R.
05/26/2011 11:53am
There are a lot I would love to try. I really like the peanut butter dip and the oatmeal pancakes!!
05/26/2011 12:38pm
$100 in free groceries!!! Whoop whoop!!!! We're trying the A-B-C dip under lunchbox faves tonight. Gotta love all of that fiber!!!
05/26/2011 12:56pm
They all looked great! I liked the oatmeal pancakes and the veggie fritatta. (Breakfast is my favorite!)
Lisa O.
05/26/2011 2:13pm
My kids would go bonkers over the creamy chocolate dippers. Yummy!
05/26/2011 3:59pm
The Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp looks fresh and filling! My next choice would be the Cheesy Tomato Sandwiches. How could anyone, young or old, not crave these?! :)
05/26/2011 4:54pm
Nacho Same Ol' Snack sounds really good to me!
05/26/2011 7:27pm
The fruity vanilla oatmeal sounds really yummy!
Amanda B.
05/26/2011 8:09pm
What a fun site!! I love the turkey veggie "sushi" - so fricking adorable!! And now I am so hungry after looking at all the pictures...
05/27/2011 3:53am
Your cake is so cute. I wanna try the turkery burgers and rainbow salad. Such good ideas!!
05/27/2011 6:13am
love the turkey veggie sushi and the polenta pizza, can't wait to try them
05/27/2011 9:16am
Im loving the tomato guacamole boats!
05/27/2011 9:19am
IM loving the cake idea cuz ds can't have wheat..and so many more but this is quick and healthy substitute at times :)
Lori Z
05/27/2011 10:16am
Creamy chocolate dippers. What a great alternative to all those sugar laden fruit dips they sell!
05/27/2011 10:41am
I know my daughter would love the PB Fruit Rollups! Perfect for lunches or after school snacks.
Jen K.
05/27/2011 10:48am
I LOVE thier website! Great lunchbox ideas! I know my son will especially love the peanutbutter and fruit roll-up. Guess that's what I will try first!
05/27/2011 11:37am
I like the recipe for the Tangy Grilled Chicken & Sheppard Salad
05/27/2011 4:18pm
I like the PB rollups because I'm always looking for new lunch ideas!
05/27/2011 6:07pm
Love this site! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try the guac tomato boats!
05/27/2011 11:31pm
YUM! They all look good, but I really liked this one: Oven Baked Onion Rings & Chicken
05/28/2011 8:31pm
The grilled veggie panini looks great!
05/28/2011 8:50pm
Oh my goodness, so many yummylicious ideas to choose from and try out!!! However, the Greek Penne Pasta with Shrimp really caught my eye. Since my 2 1/2 year old enjoys shrimp, I'm sure he'd love this one, too :-)
05/29/2011 9:10am
I would love to try those PB rollups. Lunchtime is always a hard challenge for us - dinner is always planned and goes smoothly, but I need quick and easy lunch ideas my kids will eat. I think these PB rollups are it, I may need to modify without PB for my 1 year old though...
05/29/2011 3:28pm
I love your healthy cake idea! It looks delish. I'd love to try the Creamy Chocolate Dippers too!
05/30/2011 9:28am
I would love to try to make the Roasted Chicken and Vegetables recipe! Both of my kids love chicken and veggies! What a great website! Heather K. mysticbutterfly37 at
05/30/2011 9:58am
Cool recipes! I like the Lemon Broccoli Fettuccine. Thanks for the entry!
05/30/2011 12:30pm
i like the Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad, yum kolpin4680 at gmail dot com
05/30/2011 12:51pm
Thanks for the chance to win. I like the recipe for the Tangy Grilled Chicken & Sheppard Salad nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com
05/30/2011 5:09pm
Guacamole Tomato Boats looks yummy. I am a new fan of avocados.
05/30/2011 6:19pm
Wow! So many great dishes! I'm going to try the tuna wraps. We are big fans of wraps in our house! :)
05/31/2011 10:39am
The Veggie Polenta Pizza looks yummy!
05/31/2011 12:48pm
I think the Fruity Pitootie Smoothie & Mozzarella Avocado Omelet combo would be a hit here. With a family of 8, every grocery dollar helps!
Bonnie P
05/31/2011 4:38pm
I would like to try the Sausage Veggie Cassoulet bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com
05/31/2011 10:52pm
The Sunshine Peach Muffins look yummy!
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I have been looking for a yummy, healthy pancake recipe! I am going to make the Super Duper Oatmeal Pancakes! My kids love everything that is in I am sure they will love it! Thanks!

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