Fun Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin

I love eggplant/aubergine. I didn’t always, in fact it’s only been the last 10 years I’ve been able to embrace it. The boys have slowly come round to eating it with pleasure and my lovely husband finally ate some and enjoyed it for the first time only 2 weeks ago – YES!!

Goes to prove that trying foods over and over again is important, even for us big folks and maybe using different methods of cooking something can be the key.

Here’s my much enjoyed fun food Emperor Penguin …

Fun food for picky eaters penguin

Recipe

– Eggplant/aubergine

– Mash (or pureed white veg)

– Pumpkin or sweet potato

– Cottage cheese/ricotta/feta

– Oat bran/cauliflower

Method

1. Form a body shape from the cooked eggplant (I roasted in large chunks).

Emperor Pengiun - 1 Body (1 of 1)

2. Make a beak.

Emperor Pengiun - 2 beak (1 of 1)

3. And a tail.

Emperor Pengiun - 3 tail (1 of 1)

4. Use the mash to make a belly.

Emperor Pengiun - 4 potato (1 of 1)

5. Then more eggplant for the wing and foot.

Emperor Pengiun - 5 foot (1 of 1)

6. The pumpkin makes great colour highlights.

Emperor Pengiun - 6 orange (1 of 1)

7. And mash and a tiny bit of eggplant form the eye.

Emperor Pengiun - 7 eye (1 of 1)

8. Cottage cheese made perfect snow.

Emperor Pengiun - 8 snow (1 of 1)

9. And the egg. Daddy penguins rock at babysitting!!

Emperor Pengiun - 9 egg (1 of 1)

10. Bit of oat bran or grated cauliflower makes magic, falling snow.

Fun food art Emperor Penguin

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Fun Banana Igloo

Banana Igloo

Well we’re supposed to be in the middle of summer but it does NOT feel like that so this plate is probably as appropriate for us as those deep in winter!

My boys love bananas and yoghurt so this fun food plate hits the spot for dessert (aside from arguing over the penguin). The photos unfortunately do not do it justice.

Healthy food for children

Recipe

– Bananas

– Yoghurt

– Desiccated coconut for snow

– For the penguin I used a date, 2 raisins, a dried apricot, a hazelnut and some yoghurt.

Method

1. Slice the banana and build the first level of the igloo.

Banana Igloo - 1 bananas (1 of 1)

2. Add another layer of banana slices.

Banana Igloo - 2 2nd layer (1 of 1)

3. Then I sliced some banana lengthways to make the door.

Banana Igloo - 3 Door (1 of 1)

4. And added a roof with more layers.

Banana Igloo - 4 roof (1 of 1)

5. Then I covered the whole thing in yoghurt to give the snow effect.

Banana Igloo - 5 yoghurt (1 of 1)

6. And sprinkled some coconut “snow” falling.

Banana Igloo - 6 snow (1 of 1)

7. Then put together a little penguin.

Banana Igloo - Penguin (1 of 1)

8. And it’s time to eat!

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