Fun Avocado Frankenstein

Avo Frankenstein

A nice, light snack for Halloween …

Here’s our fun food, Avo Frankenstein.

Halloween fun food Avocado Frankenstein

– Avocado

– Olives

– Cheese (I used cottage)

Method

1. Slice the avocado in half and cut into a face shape.

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2. Add some olive hair.

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3. And some avo ears.

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4. Then a nose and mouth.

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5. Make a bolt to go through the neck.

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6. Give him some eyes made from cheese and olives.

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7. I used a sharp knife to give him a forehead and stitches.

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8. Finish with a little décor.

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Fun Egg Ghosts

Egg Ghosts

Ooh (or should it be wooo ooooo?) needed something quick and simple today so made some egg ghosts. Made by just whipping the egg whites with the stick blender until they form stiff peaks, cooking briefly in the oven and then pouring over the egg yolks and cooking for a few minutes. Delicious!

Here are our fun food, Egg Ghosts.

Fun food art Egg Ghosts

Recipe

– Eggs (separated)

– Olives

Method

1. Whip the egg whites in a bowl until stiff.

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2. Form into the shape of ghosts.

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3. Cook in the oven 5-10 mins at 180 degrees.

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4. Add olive eyes and mouth.

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5. Woooooooo woooooo!!

Healthy Halloween food Egg Ghosts

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Fun Egg Witch

Egg Witch

A lovely, simple plate for Halloween.

Here’s our fun food, Egg Witch.

Healthy Halloween food Egg Witch

Recipe

– Boiled egg

– Red Cabbage

– Carrot

– Peas

– Green beans

– Avocado

– Olive

Method

1. Slice a boiled egg in half.

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2. Cut the top of the egg and place a red cabbage hat on her head.

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3. Add some carrot hair.

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4. Then some peas for eyes.

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5. Give her a long bean nose and an avocado mouth.

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6. Finish by opening up her mouth and adding some carrot stars and olive pupils.

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Fun Pineapple Skull

Pineapple Skull

A delicious Halloween plate. Perfect for a party!

Here’s our fun food, Halloween Skull.

Fun food art Pineapple Skull

Recipe

– Pineapple (I used fresh)

– Strawberry (or contrasting coloured fruit)

Method

1. Chop the pineapple roughly then place in the shape of a skull.

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2. Add strawberry eyes.

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3. Then a nose.

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4. Finish with a funky mouth.

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5. Dig in. Or serve with some blended strawberry sauce for blood!

Party Halloween food Pineapple Skull

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Fun Cabbage Bat

Cabbage Bat

Was having avocado for lunch and decided to build it into a bat. Surprisingly easy and pretty cool (even if I do say so myself).

Fun food, Red Cabbage Bat.

Fun food art Cabbage Bat

Recipe

– Avocado

– Red cabbage

– Olive

– Carrot (optional)

Method

1. Slice an avocado in half, peel off the skin and cut into a circular shape.

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2. Cut red cabbage leaves to make wings (a sharp knife or scissors work).

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3. Give her some wings.

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4. Then slice an olive for the eyes.

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5. Add some feet.

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6. And if you like an orange moon.

Cute food for Halloween Cabbage Bat

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Fun Spooky Eggs

Spooky Eggs

This was a bit of a fail … alas. Not an “epic fail” as my boys would have been delighted to crow but not quite as I would have liked. I was trying to make Spooky Eggs so boiled some and cracked them all over. The aim was to dye them red and as I knew beetroot juice would make them pinkish I decided to try raspberries.

After soaking for 24 hours I washed off the crushed raspberries and peeled them and found they were covered in red and blue “veins”. They looked amazing but I found it hard to capture on film. They also tasted a bit like raspberry. Not disgusting but not great either.
I would recommend going the beet and settling for pink!

Fun food art eggs for Halloween

Recipe

– Boiled eggs

– Cover with dye (beetroot/spinach juice)

Method
1. Boil eggs. Crack all over and then cover in coloured juice and allow to sit in fridge for 24 hours.

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2. Peel eggs.

Spooky Eggs for Halloween

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Fun Blueberry Witch

Blueberry Witch

OK it’s officially time for Halloween.

Let’s kick it off with a fun food, Blueberry Witch.

Fun food art Blueberry Witch

Recipe

– Green Pear

– Orange

– Raisin

– Blueberries (unfortunately still frozen for us)

Method

1. Slice off the cheek of a pear and then cut to “face” shape.

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2. Use segments of orange for hair.

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3. Make an ugly nose.

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4. Bits of raisins over pear form the eyes.

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5. Then add a pear mouth.

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6. And finish with a blueberry hat.

Halloween food Blueberry Witch

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Fun Cucumber Pig

Cucumber Pig

Almost but not quite time for Halloween fare!

So, here’s my fun food, Cucumber Pig.

Fun food art Cucumber Pig

Recipe

– Cucumber

– Cherry tomato

– Celery

– Olives

Method

1. Slice cucumber for the head.

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2. Add a cherry tomato nose.

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3. And some cucumber ears.

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4. Then some olive nostrils.

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5. Eyes from cucumber skin.

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6. And a lovely, fat body.

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7. Some legs.

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8. A flashy, celery tail.

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9. Finishing with olive and cucumber soil.

Fun party food Cucumber Pig

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Fun Apple-Strawberry Fish

Apple Strawberry Fish

Strawberries have just come in to season – yummm. Add some crunchy apple and you have an Apple-Strawberry Fish.

Fun food art Apple Strawberry Fish

Recipe

– Red apple

– Strawberries

– Almonds (flaked)

– Hazelnuts

Method

1. Slice some apple for the head.

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2. Add a mouth shape.

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3. Then use the strawberries for scales.

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4. Until you have a whole body.

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5. Add an apple tail.

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6. And a big eye.

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7. Then some spiky fins.

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8. Flaked almonds make great rocks.

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9. Finish with some hazelnut bubbles.

Healthy Party food Apple Strawberry Fish

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Fun Celery Salad Pig

Celery Salad Pig

Celery is one of those foods that people either like or don’t. When I went to visit my parents one time my mother made an apple and celery salad. It instantly reverted me to childhood! Yummy mix of sweet and savoury with nuts and raisins to pique the taste buds. When I was young it was the way to eat celery.

Here’s my giant, fun food Celery Salad Pig. OK he’s a bit squashed but …

Cute food for picky kids Salad Pig

Recipe

– Coleslaw of your choice

– Red apple

– Celery

– Raisins

Method

1. Make a body from the coleslaw.

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2. Add ears from apple.

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3. And a big nose.

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4. Give him raisin nostrils.

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5. And eyes.

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6. Then add a curly, celery tail.

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7. And legs.

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8. Yummm!

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Fun Grape Alien

Grape Alien

Coming towards Halloween so starting to think of spooky stuff.

Here is my fun food, Grape Alien.

Fun food art Grape Alien

Recipe

– Grapes

– Apple (optional)

Method

1. Slice the grapes in half and use a cluster for the head.

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2. Add a neck.

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3. Then a body.

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4. Use black grapes for the eye.

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5. And add an antenna.

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6. Slice black grapes thinly for the arms.

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7. Then the legs.

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8. And maybe some more arms!

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9. Add some apple stars and he’s ready to eat.

Fun food for picky kids Grape Alien

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Fun Cheesy Sheep

Cheesy Sheep

My computer died on Friday so I have been in tech hell since then …

Fortunately starting to get back to normal so here’s my happy, fun food Cheesy Sheep.

Fun food art Cheese Sheep

Recipe

– Cottage or ricotta cheese

– Mushrooms

– Cucumber

– Carrot

– Celery

– Yellow capsicum (bell pepper)

– Cherry tomato

Method

1. Form a body from cheese.

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2. Add a mushroom head.

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3. And legs.

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4. Cheese eyes.

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5. With a shiny tomato and capsicum sun.

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6. Slice some cucumber and celery grass.

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7. Add a big of carrot then you can even dip!

Healthy Party Food Cheese Sheep

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Fun Pear Faces

Pear Faces

This is a fun activity to do with the mini chefs. Cut up a few pieces of fruit and let them go crazy!

Here are my fun food, Pear Faces.

Healthy party food Fruit Faces

Recipe

– Green pear

– Strawberries

– Raisins

Method

1. Slice the cheeks from the pear and use for the face. Take off the additional from the back too so they lie flat.

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2. Add raisin eyes.

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3. Then slice the tops of the faces ready for the headgear.

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4. Use strawberries for the hair.

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5. And pear for the hat.

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6. Add strawberry mouths and a dapper moustache.

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7. Then little raisin noses.

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8. More pear makes a neck and upper body.

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9. Before adding a necktie and necklace.

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10. All finished and ready to eat.

Fun food art Pear Faces

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