Fun Red, White & Blue Turkey

Red, White & Blue Turkey

In celebration of American Thanksgiving this year we’ve created a fun food, Red, White & Blue Turkey.       Sugar Free Thanksgiving dessert Fruit Turkey


– Blueberries

– Red Apple
– Pepitas


1. Make a body from a cluster of blueberries.

RW & B Turkey - 1 Body-0227

2. Then form a head.

RW & B Turkey - 2 head-0228

3. Begin adding slices of apple for the tail.

RW & B Turkey - 3 tail-0229

4. And continue all the way round the body.

RW & B Turkey - 4 finish tail-0230

5. Give her some apple and blueberry feet.

RW & B Turkey - 5 legsl-0231

6. Then a face from apple.

RW & B Turkey - 6 face-0232

7. Add some red wattles.

RW & B Turkey - 7 wattles-0233

8. And finish with ground made from chopped pepitas.

Fun food art Fruit Turkey

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Fun Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

OK so every year I get into trouble from one of my Canadian friends (yes that’s you Suzanne) as I do a design for the US Thanksgiving but not one for the Canadian one.

Not this year, I shall be in the good books! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my Canadian friends and here’s a fun food plate to celebrate with. It’s really quite simple!

Fun food for thanksgiving


– Half avocado

– Cucumber (could use more avocado)

– Carrot (or sweet potato/kumara or cucumber)

– Celery (or other veg)

– I used cream cheese for the eyes (or regular cheese/inside of cucumber)

– Red capsicum/bell pepper for the wattles (or tomato)


1. Cut the avocado in half, peel and then slice the bottom so it’s more rounded. Make an indent at the top for the head to slot into.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 1 body (1 of 1)

2. I used a slice of cucumber for the head and elevated it slightly on another piece of cucumber.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 2 head (1 of 1)

3. Add a carrot beak.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 3 beak (1 of 1)

4. And some red capsicum wattles.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 4 wattles (1 of 1)

5. A few globs of cream cheese with cucumber skin pupils made great eyes.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 5 eyes (1 of 1)

6. Then I cut her some carrot legs.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 6 legs (1 of 1)

7. Before starting the tail feathers with some carrot sticks.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 7 feathers (1 of 1)

8. And then some celery. Bevelling the ends slightly on the tips and slicing so they fitted into the angle of the body at the other end.

Thanksgiving Turkey - 8 celery (1 of 1)

9. I added alternate carrot and celery all the way round.

Thanksgiving Turkey - bottom feathers (1 of 1)

Then added a celery feather at the very top to fit.

10. A few veggies to make the ground.Thanksgiving Turkey - 11 ground (1 of 1)

11. And there she is in all her glory (I did bevel two of the feathers a little more ….)

Fun food art Thanksgiving turkey

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Fun Pear Turkey

Pear Turkey

In honour of all my friends and followers in the US here is a special Thanksgiving blog.

For everyone else it’s a great, easy, fun food dessert or share snack.

Healthy food for kids thanksgiving


– 1 ½ big, brown pears

– I used a strawberry for the wattle (or any other red fruit)

– I used a blueberry for the eye (raisin)

– I used pepitas for the ground


1. Cut the cheek from the pear as it’s the perfect shape naturally!

Pear Turkey - 1 pear (1 of 1)

2. Then take slices from the outside of the pear for the tail.

Pear Turkey - 2 tail (1 of 1)

3. And keep adding until you have a full tail.

Pear Turkey - 3 tail finished (1 of 1)

4. Then I cut a head from the inner flesh of the pear.

Pear Turkey - 4 head (1 of 1)

5. And gave her a little wattle from a piece of strawberry.

Pear Turkey - 5 wattle (1 of 1)

6. I cut little bits of the white flesh to make tips for the tail feathers.

Pear Turkey - 6 tail tips (1 of 1)

7. Then fashioned some legs.

Pear Turkey - 7 legs (1 of 1)

8. And gave her a big, blueberry eye and some wings.

Pear Turkey - 8 wings (1 of 1)

9. Then I scattered some pepitas for the ground.

Turkey healthy food

10. Gobble gobble ….

Healthy thanksgiving food for kids


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