Fun Wheatbrick Nest

  Wheatbrick Nest

I was absent mindedly reading the outside of the wheatbrick box as I was putting it away and there were suggestions as to how to serve. One of them was adding bananas and my mind raced from there.

This fun food, breakfast nest has got to be one of the simplest ever!

Cute, creative breakfast for kids

Recipe

– 2 Wheatbricks

– 1 banana

Method

1. I sliced the wheatbrick and then cut into smaller bits to build the outside of the nest. All the crumble went in the centre.

Wheatbrick Nest - 1 wheatbrick (1 of 1)

2. Then I added an extra layer.

Wheatbrick Nest - 2 extra layer (1 of 1)

3. Before cutting some banana pieces into rough egg shapes.

Wheatbrick Nest cute breakfast idea

And that was it. Simple but delicious ..

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Fun Toast Ute

Toast Ute

I admit that I find it very difficult to look at round veggies and not think of wheels! This time I gave in to the obsession and created a simple toast truck. It’d be just as good untoasted too!!

Toast truck breakfast food

Recipe

– Mushrooms (lightly cooked whole – or can leave raw!!)

– Wholegrain bread

– Cheese for the windows (I used Edam)

– Tomato for brakelight (optional)

– I separated an egg and used for headlight and load

– Spinach for the road

Method

1. I lined up the mushrooms for wheels.

Toast Ute - 1 mushrooms (1 of 1)

2. Then put the toast over the top so I could figure out where to cut the wheel arches.

Toast Ute - 2 toast (1 of 1)

3. And then cut the semi-circles out.

Toast Ute - 3 wheel arches (1 of 1)

4. Before cutting a rough body shape for the truck.

Toast Ute - 4 body shape (1 of 1)

5. Then used cheese to make some windows.

Toast Ute - 5 windows (1 of 1)

6. I sliced a little from a tomato to make the brake light.

Toast Ute - 6 brake light (1 of 1)

7. And utilised the cooked egg yolk for the headlight and added a cheese door handle.

Toast Ute - 7 headlight (1 of 1)

8. The white of the egg was used for the load.

Toast Ute - 8 load (1 of 1)

9. Before adding a bumpy, spinach road.

Fun food ideas truck for breakfast

10. And then I thought the windows would look better less solid so cut out the centres.

Cute food ideas bread truck

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Fun Egg Galleon

Egg Galleon

After a week of flowers for us fab mums it’s time to float back to normal.

Here’s my simple and nutritious, fun food, egg ship – perfect for breakfast or light lunch. The mini-chefs were impressed!

Ship breakfast healthy & fun

Recipe

– Toast (I used wholemeal grain)

– Mushrooms

– Boiled Egg

– Tomato

– Baby Spinach (could use onion)

– I used some onion for the birds but mushroom/tomato or spinach would also work

Method

1. Cut the toast into the shape of a boat hull.

Egg Galleon - 1 hull (1 of 1)

2. Add masts made from mushrooms.

Egg Galleon - 2 masts (1 of 1)

3. Then the sails from 3 slices of boiled egg.

Egg Galleon - 3 sails (1 of 1)

4. Before cutting some tomato flags.

Egg Galleon - 4 flags (1 of 1)

5. Then I used baby spinach to make some waves.

Egg Galleon - 5 sea (1 of 1)

6. And added some detail using the tomato.

Egg Galleon - 6 detail (1 of 1)

7. A few onion birds drifting in the sky and we’re ready to sail to the table.

Cute breakfast ideas for kids ship

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Fun Toast Tower

Toast Tower

I’m devastated as my favourite bakery is closing down. Where to now for my lovely grainy bread with no preservatives? Although yesterday they were all sold out anyway and I had to settle for wholemeal …

Here’s a fun food breakfast. Jazz up the toast with a few mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and cheese. Yum.

Toast Tower - breakfast for kids

Recipe

– 2 slices of toast

– Mushrooms

– Tomato

– Baby Spinach

– Cheese

Method

1. Cut indents from the top of a slice of bread.

Toast Tower - 1 bread (1 of 1)

2. Then make a window.

Toast Tower - 2 window (1 of 1)

3. Toast and give the tower a second level.

Toast Tower - 3 second level (1 of 1)

4. Cover the join and make a door with some pre-cooked mushroom pieces and cut more windows.

Toast Tower - 5 mushrooms (1 of 1)

5. Then give the windows colour with some tomatoes, sliced to fit.

Toast Tower - 6 tomatoes (1 of 1)

And a lovely, mushroom full moon.

6. I used more mushrooms to make some ground.

Toast Tower - 7 ground (1 of 1)

7. Before growing some spinach trees.

Toast Tower - 8 spinach (1 of 1)

8. And adding some cheese for detail.

Fun healthy breakfast for kids

9. All finished and ready to demolish ….

Healthy castle breakfast

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Fun Brekkie Bunny

Brekkie Bunny

Breakfast can be such a routine meal, but with a little extra time we can transform it into an Easter special!

Here is my fun food, wheatbrick bunny. Simple, cute and eaten in a heart-beat ….

Fun food for breakfast

Recipe

– 3 wheatbricks

– I used pear for the detail (apple/melon would work too)

– I used blueberries for pupils/nose/mouth (other dark fruit like plums or raisins would work)

Method

1. I soaked a wheatbrick in a little milk just so it would hold form but not enough to be “stodgy”. Using an egg ring to make the circular shape for the face.

Brekkie Bunny - 1 mold

2. Then removed it from the mold.

Brekkie Bunny - 2 face

3. I cut two wheatbricks into rough ear shapes.

Brekkie Bunny - 3 ears

4. Before using some pear to make teeth.

 

5. And more pear for eyes (bit scary looking!!)

Brekkie Bunny - 5 eyes

6. Then made the insides of the ears.

Brekkie Bunny - 6 ear inside

7. And to make him less scary some blueberry pupils for the eyes and another for the nose.

Brekkie Bunny - 7 eyes

8. I cut a blueberry and stretched it to make a mouth shape and then framed it with pear whiskers.

Brekkie Bunny - 8 whiskers

9. Just add milk or yoghurt and hoppity hop into breakfast.

Easter bunny breakfast for kids

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Fun Brekkie Bonfire

Brekkie Bonfire

The large, really dark mushrooms reminded me of sticks so I decided to build a breakfast campfire around them.

Healthy breakfasts for kids

Recipe

– Large capped mushrooms (rather than the button)

– Egg. I separated part of the yolk (so I could get the really orange looking flames)

– Tomato

– Baby spinach

Method

1. Cut the cooked mushroom into strips and pile into a campfire shape.

Campfire - 1 mushrooms (1 of 1)

2. Then add scrambled egg as glowing fire.

Campfire - 2 egg (1 of 1)

3. With the cooked separated yolk becoming the bright flames.

Campfire - 4 flames (1 of 1)

4. Then using sliced tomatoes for red flames.

Campfire - 5 tomatoes (1 of 1)

5. And spinach leaves for the surrounds.

Campfire - 6 leaves (1 of 1)

6. Leaving no cooking to do.

Creative breakfast ideas for kids

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