It can be one of the toughest task to get your little one to eat healthily. Especially if you have got a fussy little eater at home. However, if you’ve got the right tricks up your sleeve, it can be surprisingly easy.
We’ve compiled a few creative recipes for you to try out on your little one. You will be surprise how amazing the effect of these creative recipes will be. They look so good and will catch the attention of most children. They will be so tempted to give them a go. Now, you are able to sneak plenty of fruit and vegetables into their diets, without having to go through the battle as it used to be.
1. Rubik’s Cube Fruit Salad
- green kiwi
- yellow kiwi
How to make:
- Remove melon seeds and cut in half. Then cut it in slices of the same width.
- Remove the peel and cut from each slice as many cubes as possible, all the same size.
- Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then cut into slices and cut each slice into two pieces. Use the less regular pieces for the less exposed parts of the cube.
- Cut the green kiwi into thick slices and make cubes from this too.
- Proceed as above for the yellow kiwi.
- Halve the strawberries and get the cubes. As done for bananas, use the less regular pieces for the less exposed parts of the cube.
- Compose your cube alternating colors.
For more info, visit Visual Food’s website.
2. Cauliflower Sheep
- 2 black olives
- 1 cauliflower floret, stem removed
- 2 dried black-eyed peas
- 16 raisins
- 6 toothpicks
How to make:
- Hold 1 olive, pitted end facing up as the top of the head. Use a small paring knife to make 2 shallow holes the size of a black-eyed pea in the ‘face’ of the ‘head’. Press each black-eyed pea into each hole, black eye facing outward.
- Cut 2 slits from the top of the pitted hole of the ‘head’ to be placeholders for the ‘ears’. Cut 2 small lengthwise strips from the remaining black olive, and discard the remaining olive piece. Slice olive flesh away from each strip to create sheep ‘ears’. Slide the ‘ears’ into the slits on the ‘head’.
- Press 2 toothpicks close together into one end of the cauliflower floret and secure the olive ‘head’ onto the toothpicks.
- Thread 3 raisins lengthwise onto each of the 4 remaining toothpicks. Skewer 1 final raisin, crosswise, at the base of each toothpick to create ‘hooves’.
- Secure the toothpick ‘legs’ into the bottom core of the cauliflower floret to create 4 equal-length ‘legs’.
For more info, visit All Recipes’ website.
3. Watermelon star
One medium seedless watermelon (about 5 pounds)
Large cutting board
Star-shaped cookie cutter
How to make:
- Cut the watermelon in half: Place the watermelon on a cutting board. Use a chef’s knife to cut the watermelon in half.
- Flip the watermelon cut-side down: Working with one half of the watermelon at a time, flip the watermelon half cut-side down on the cutting board.
- Trim away the rind: Use a chef’s knife to cut away a slice of the rind, just down to the pink flesh. Continue making slices around the watermelon to remove all of the rind. Trim off any remaining bits of rind to leave just the edible portion of the watermelon.
- Cut the watermelon into 1/2 to 1-inch slices.
- Punch out stars with the cookie cutter: Separate the slices. Use a cookie cutter to cut the watermelon slices into stars.
- Repeat with the other half of the watermelon: Repeat steps 3 through 9 with remaining the remaining half of the melon.
For more info, visit The Kitchn’s website.
4. Flower Power Eggs in Bell Pepper Ring Molds
- Bell pepper (red, green, yellow)
How to make:
- Cut bell peppers into 1/2 inch rings.
- Place in a non-stick lightly oiled skillet.
- Crack an egg in the middle of each ring and cover and cook over low heat until done.
For more info, visit Apron Strings’ website.