Fun Watermelon Dolphin

Watermelon Dolphin

Watermelons abound and as it’s hot I keep thinking of water …

Here’s our fun food, Watermelon Dolphin.

Sugar Free party food Watermelon Dolphin

Recipe

– Watermelon

– Blueberries

– Long thread coconut

Method

1. Cut a dolphin shape from watermelon (I used a plastic cookie cutter!)

Watermelon Dolphin - 1 dolphin (1 of 1)

2. Add half a blueberry as an eye.

Watermelon Dolphin - 2 eye (1 of 1)

3. Then blueberry waves.

Watermelon Dolphin - 3 sea (1 of 1)

4. Finish with coconut “foam”.

Fun food art Watermelon Dolphin

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Fun Space Salad

Space Salad

Making a simple salad just that little bit more exciting is a breeze.

Here’s our fun food, Space Salad.

Fun food for kids Space Salad

Recipe

– Radish

– Celery

– Cucumber

– Yellow capsicum (bell pepper)

– Carrot

– Oat bran (or coconut)

Method

1. Cut a moon from a slice of radish (later made it a crescent moon).

Space Salad - 1 moon (1 of 1)

Space Salad - 2 satellite (1 of 1)

2. Create a satellite from celery and cucumber.

 

3. Add some capsicum stars.

Space Salad - 3 stars (1 of 1)

4. Then change the moon to a crescent and add a carrot and radish planet.

Space Salad - 4 moon & planets (1 of 1)

5. Finish with an oat bran galaxy.

Fun food art Space Salad

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Fun Blueberry Boat

Blueberry Boat

Thought we’d turn the tables and use the blueberries for the boat rather than the sea.

Here is our fun food, Blueberry Boat.      Fun food art Blueberry Boat

Recipe

– Blueberries

– Strawberries

– Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

– Apricot

Method

1. Arrange the blueberries for the hull of the boat.

Blueberry Boat - 1 bows (1 of 1)

2. Create a mast.

Blueberry Boat - 2 mast (1 of 1)

3. Cut strawberries and use for sails.

Blueberry Boat - 3 sails (1 of 1)

4. Add blueberry portholes.

Blueberry Boat - 4 portholes (1 of 1)

5. Use pepitas for waves.

Blueberry Boat - 5 waves (1 of 1)

6. Add an apricot sun.

Blueberry Boat - 6 sun (1 of 1)

7. With bright rays.

Cute snacks for kids Blueberry Boat

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Fun Celery Car

Celery Car

We try to have 5 different veggies at every meal so this Celery Car ticks all the boxes in the variety stakes!

Here’s our fun food, Celery Car.        Fun food art Celery Car

Recipe

– Cucumber

– Celery

– Yellow & red capsicum (bell pepper)

– Carrot

– Red cabbage

Method

1. Cut two discs of cucumber for wheels.

Celery Car - 1 wheels (1 of 1)

2. Join them with celery.

Celery Car - 2 join (1 of 1)

3. Add the front and back underneath parts of the car.

Celery Car - 3 back & front (1 of 1)

4. Then create the bonnet and windscreen.

Celery Car - 4 windscreen (1 of 1)

5. Finish the outline of the car from celery.

Celery Car - 5 back (1 of 1)

6. Give it a door from celery.

Celery Car - 6 door (1 of 1)

7. Then a bright carrot sun and red cabbage road.

Celery Car - 7 sun & road (1 of 1)

8. Add the sun’s rays.

Celery Car - 8 rays (1 of 1)

9. Finish with a red capsicum brake light and yellow capsicum headlight.

Cute food for kids Celery Car

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Fun Blueberry Elephant

Blueberry Elephant

I made this, Joe and his friend scoffed it and then Max saw the photos and panned it. Soooo, I had to make another with his recommendations …

The finished one is version two of our fun food, Blueberry Elephant.

Fun, healthy party food Blueberry Elephant

Recipe

– Strawberries

– Blueberries

– Pepitas

Method

1. Make an ear from half a strawberry.

Blueberry Elephant - 1 ear (1 of 1)

2. Add a head and a body.

Blueberry Elephant - 2 head & body (1 of 1)

3. Then some legs (which I then had to alter!)

Blueberry Elephant - 3 legs (1 of 1)

4. Give him a tail.

Blueberry Elephant - 4 tail (1 of 1)

5. And a trunk.

Blueberry Elephant - 5 trunk (1 of 1)

6. With a face from strawberry (we then swapped the mouth for a tusk)

Blueberry Elephant - 6 face (1 of 1)

7. Add strawberry feet.

Blueberry Elephant - 7 feet (1 of 1)

8. Then pepitas for the ground.

Blueberry Elephant - 8 ground (1 of 1)

9. The final version had straight legs and a tusk!

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Fun Capsicum Spider

Capsicum Spider

Loving the variety of veg at this time of year especially the “med veg” that are seasonal.

Here’s our fun food, Capsicum Spider.

Fun food art Capsicum Spider

Recipe

– Grilled zucchini

– Grilled red capsicum (bell pepper)

Method

1. Use a circle of zucchini for the body.

Capsicum Spider - 1 body (1 of 1)

2. Add capsicum legs.

Capsicum Spider - 2 legs (1 of 1)

3. Then a zucchini head.

Capsicum Spider - 3 head (1 of 1)

4. Form eyes cut from the inside of the capsicum.

Capsicum Spider - 4 eyes (1 of 1)

5. Bit of décor and ready to serve!

Cute snacks for kids Capsicum Spider

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Fun Grape Bee

Grape Bee

Summer here so there are soooo many bumble bees around. Love the buzzing and their big fuzzy bodies.

Our rendition looks a little sad – oops – but here’s our fun food, Grape Bee.

Fun food art Grape Bee

Recipe

– Pineapple

– Black grapes

– Pepitas

– Desiccated coconut

Method

1. Cut a head from pineapple.

Grape Bee - 1 head (1 of 1)

2. Add black grapes then more pineapple for the stripes.

Grape Bee - 2 body (1 of 1)

3. Keep adding more stripes.

Grape Bee - 3 more body (1 of 1)

4. Use half grapes for the eyes and a slice for the stinger.

Grape Bee - 4 eyes & sting (1 of 1)

5. Ring with slices of grape.

Grape Bee - 5 outline (1 of 1)

6. Then do the same for some wings. Use more grape pieces for antennae.

Grape Bee - 6 wings & antennae (1 of 1)

7. Add legs. Fill the wings with coconut and use pepitas for the ground.

Grape Bee - 7 legs, wings, floor (1 of 1)

8. Buzz, buzz, buzz away ….

Sugar free party foood Grape Bee

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Fun Salad Caterpillar

Salad Caterpillar

Lovely summer lunch.

Here’s our fun food, Salad Caterpillar.

Fun, healthy snacks Salad Caterpillar

Recipe

– Cucumber

– Cherry tomatoes

– Yellow capsicum

– Spinach

Method

1. Cut circles of cucumber.

Salad Caterpillar - 1 cucumber (1 of 1)

2. Add cherry tomatoes on top.

Salad Caterpillar - 2 tomato (1 of 1)

3. Add a tail.

Salad Caterpillar - 3 tail (1 of 1)

4. Give her a big head.

Salad Caterpillar - 4 head (1 of 1)

5. And a lovely wiggle.

Salad Caterpillar - 5 wiggle (1 of 1)

6. Use cucumber and yellow capsicum for the face.

Salad Caterpillar - 6 face (1 of 1)

7. Then add some legs.

Salad Caterpillar - 7 legs (1 of 1)

8. Some eyes.

Salad Caterpillar - 8 eyes (1 of 1)

9. And capsicum antennae.

Salad Caterpillar - 9 antennae (1 of 1)

10. Finish with some spinach leaves ….

Fun food art Salad Caterpillar

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Fun Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers are one of my favourite things to take to parties in high summer. All those luscious, brightly coloured fruits make for an irresistible plate. Make into rainbows (with associated colours) and serve with some yoghurt or coconut cream and they’re sure to be a winner.
Here is our fun food, Fruit Skewers.

Fun food art Fruit Skewers

Recipe

Any seasonal fruits that will not spoil too quickly (or dip in lemon juice to preserve)

I have made two versions:

– Blueberries

– Watermelon

– Green grapes

– Mandarin

– Strawberries

– Pineapple

– Plum

– Honeydew melon

– Orange

Method

1. Chop fruits and put onto skewer.

Fruit Skewers - 1 skewer (1 of 1)

2. Add skewers.

Fruit Skewers - 2 add skewers (1 of 1)

3. Serve with a dip.

Cute party food Fruit Skewers

4. Make into a rainbow if you’d like.

Fun food art Rainbow Fruit Skewers

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Fun Pea Palm Tree

Pea Palm Tree

In keeping with the tropical weather we would like to be having!

Here’s our fun food, Pea Palm Tree.

Fun food art Pea Palm Tree

Recipe

– Fresh peas

– Carrot

– Yellow capsicum (bell pepper)

– Hazelnuts

– Grated cheese

Method

1. Arrange the peas as leaves.

Pea Palm Tree - 1 peas-001

2. Add carrots for a trunk.

Pea Palm Tree - 2 trunk-003

3. And a bright yellow capsicum sun.

Pea Palm Tree - 3 moon-005

4. Hazelnuts make perfect coconuts.

Pea Palm Tree - 4 coconuts-006

5. Then finish with some grated cheese sand.

Fun, healthy kids meals Pea Palm Tree

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Fun Apple Man

Apple Man

Lazy days when it’s warm it’s good to just be able to chop a bit of fruit and arrange it on a plate …

Here’s our fun food, Apple Man.

Fun food art Apple Man

Recipe

– Red apple

– Red grapes

– Blueberry

Method

1. Slice the apple cheeks to form the body and a smaller head. Then add half grapes for arms and legs.

Apple Man - 1 body & limbs-001

2. Give him eyes from half grapes and half blueberry.

Apple Man - 2 eyes-002

3. Add more grapes for hands and feet.

Apple Man - 3 hands & feet-003

4. Finish with a slice taken from the face for a smile.

Sugar free kids snacks Apple Man

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Fun Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Was experimenting with 3-D strawberry designs and suddenly there was a little girl in a cape!

Here’s our fun food, Little Red Riding Hood.         Fun food art Little Red Riding Hood

Recipe

– Strawberries

– Yoghurt

– Blueberries

– Coconut

– Edible herbs

Method

1. Balance two strawberries on top of each other (smaller on the top).

Little Red Riding Hood - 1 body-001

2. Slice a little face from the top strawberry.

Little Red Riding Hood - 2 face-002

3. Add eyes and mouth from yoghurt and bits of blueberry.

Little Red Riding Hood - 3 eyes & mouth-004

4. Give her some blueberry feet.

Little Red Riding Hood - 4 feet-005

5. And some yoghurt socks.

Little Red Riding Hood - 5 socks-006

6. Hollow out a strawberry for a basket and make a handle from a herb stem.

Little Red Riding Hood - 6 basket-007

7. Add some blueberry hands on cocktail sticks.

Little Red Riding Hood - 7 arms-008

8. Then fashion her a cape by slicing some strawberry from the front.

Little Red Riding Hood - 8 cape-009

9. Fill the basket with coconut.

Little Red Riding Hood - 9 filled basket-010

10. And finish with some edible herb flowers.

Creative food Little Red Riding Hood

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