Fun Decorated Eggs

Decorated Eggs

Instead of chocolate eggs why not decorate real eggs – and ones you can eat afterwards!

Here are some fun food Decorated Eggs. Go crazy and create your own …

No sugar Easter Eggs

Recipe

– Hard boiled egg

– Veggies to decorate – cucumber, orange & red capsicum (bell pepper), corn

Method

1. Slice the egg in half.

Decorated Eggs - 1 eggs (1 of 1)

2. Add some orange capsicum for detail.

Decorated Eggs - 2 orange capsicum (1 of 1)

3. Then some corn kernels.

Decorated Eggs - 3 corn (1 of 1)

4. Some little slices of cucumber.

Decorated Eggs - 4 cucumber (1 of 1)

5. And some discs of red capsicum.

Decorated Eggs - 5 capsicum (1 of 1)

6. Decorate the other side.

Decorated Eggs - 6 other decorated (1 of 1)

7. Add a few cucumber “eggs” around the edge and it’s done.

Fun food art Healthy Easter Eggs

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Fun Veggie Easter Egg

Veggie Easter Egg

Joe’s class were being rewarded with a shared lunch today. Given the time of year a fun food Giant Veggie Easter Egg was in order!

I made some hummus to use as a dip and also to anchor the veggies. The kids seemed very excited about eating it.

Fun food art Veggie Easter Egg

Then I added some extra hummus, some cottage cheese for dips and a pot of cocktail sticks.

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Fun Giant Salad Flower

Giant Salad Flower

I’ve had this design in my head for a while just bursting to come out, then finally an opportunity. A friend had invited us to a bring a plate BBQ so crudites and dip seemed perfect.

Here’s my fun food, Giant Salad Flower.

Fun food Art Flower platter

Recipe

– Cucumber

– Cherry tomatoes

– Celery

– Carrot

– Radish

– Dip (I used hummus)

Method

1. Slice the cucumber into discs then arrange in a circle with a hollow centre.

Giant Flower - 1 cucumber (1 of 1)

2. Then add another layer on top.

Giant Flower - 2 second row (1 of 1)

3. Use pieces cut in half to fill in the gaps.

Giant Flower - 3 half cucumber row (1 of 1)

4. And fill the centre with cherry tomatoes (slice the ends off so they don’t roll).

Giant Flower - 4 tomatoes (1 of 1)

5. I realized that I needed more room so shifted it up.

Giant Flower - 5 moved (1 of 1)

6. Create grass from batons of carrot.

Giant Flower - 6 carrot grass (1 of 1)

7. Then stems from sticks of celery.

Giant Flower - 7 stems (1 of 1)

8. Sliced radishes made thorns/buds/leaves??

Giant Flower - 8 tomato (1 of 1)

9. I happened to have a cake mould in the shape of a butterfly so used it for a dip holder.

Giant Flower - 9 butterfly (1 of 1)

10. A bit of detail on the butterfly and it’s ready to eat.

Healthy Party food art flower

 

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Fun Goodbye Platter

Goodbye Platter

Joe’s class were having a shared lunch to say goodbye to a student teacher who’d been working in the class for a few months. I wanted to create a vegetable platter that was easy to eat and share and thought something topical would be more interesting. I titled it with the class room number and had the teacher waving goodbye to the students and them waving back!

Here’s my fun food platter, complete with home-made hummus for dipping. It seemed to work well as it all disappeared super quickly (I moved the letters at the last minute but the paper dried quickly so the marks were not apparent).

Goodbye Platter Healthy party plate

Recipe

– Kumara (sweet potato) – a lovely Maori lady showed me how nice it was raw with dips and we have never looked back – it’s a great alternative to carrot.

– Tomatoes

– Cucumber

– Carrot

– Red Cabbage

– Red Capsicum (bell pepper)

– Celery

– Daikon (Chinese radish)

– Hummus for dipping

Method

1. I hand cut letters and numbers from kumara (sweet potato) and placed them on a chopping board covered with baking paper I’d taped down.

Goodbye Platter - 1 letters (1 of 1)

2. I used half tomatoes as heads.

Goodbye Platter - 2 heads (1 of 1)

3. Then started by giving the teacher a body made from cucumber, carrot and celery.

Goodbye Platter - 3 teacher (1 of 1)

4. Before adding the middle girl (carrot, capsicum, celery) and the body of the boy from cucumber.

Goodbye Platter - 4 girl (1 of 1)

5. Then I created the other girl from cucumber and kumara and added the boy’s shorts too.

Goodbye Platter - 5 girl 2 (1 of 1)

6. I finished off the boy with celery and capsicum.

Goodbye Platter - 6 boy (1 of 1)

Then went back and added details using cucumber and daikon.

7. Finally I gave everybody hair using red cabbage, daikon and carrot.

Fun, goodbye vegetable platter

And simple faces from daikon.

8. To finish I added two small bowls of hummus to dip the veggies into.

Fun vegetable platter for party

Joe was delighted with the platter and it was very well received. It also travelled well as the veggies don’t move easily on the baking paper!!

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