What’s the best way to get kids to eat their veggies and try new foods? We have found that playing with our food is a recipe for success! If you sat at our dinner table you might find us using carrot sticks as swords or waving around our asparagus (they are spears after all!) We even allow green beans to be eaten without a fork occasionally (just not in from of Grandma).
Bottom line is our kids gobble up a lot of healthy food and that makes us feel good. Here are a few more ways to make eating food a fun time for the family:
My husband has a knack for forming food into amusing shapes. Who wouldn’t eat carrots and cucumbers carved as their name?
The kids helped make these special Mother’s Day rolls:
Face shapes are always fun!
We made this dragonfly from the Bean Appetit cookbook:
We seem to be especially fond of making heart shaped food around here. This past Valentine’s Day my husband turned beets into this beautiful heart salad:
Last year he and the boys made a soup with homemade heart shaped noodles for Valentine’s Day:
And I couldn’t resist this silly little experiment to turn eggs into hearts: