Fun Teddy Valentine

Valentine Teddy

Carrying on in the spirit of Valentines I made a cute, fun food breakfast …

Healthy breakfasts for kids


– Wheatbrick soaked to soften

– I used oat bran, sliced almonds and raisins for detail (and for the writing)

– ½ Strawberry for the rose

– Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for the stem and leaves


1. I used a teddy bear mold and filled with softened wheatbrick – but then of course was dissatisfied so modified it!

Teddy Valentine - 1 mold-001

2. Once the mold was full I pulled it away carefully.

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3. Then thought I could improve on the shape so tried.

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4. I used sliced almonds to give him ears, hands and feet.

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5. Then thought he should be tubbier so gave him a rounder tummy.

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And covered his face with oat bran so his features would show up.

6. I used raisins to give him eyes, nose and mouth.

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7. Then he needed a rose which I made from half a strawberry (sliced at the end to “feather”) with a pepita stalk and leaves.

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8. Gave him a pepita ground to stand on.

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9. And then gave him some raisin love ….

Valentine breakfast

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Fun Tomato Man and Pram

Tomato Man – Pram

I love little tomatoes. They are sweet, easy to eat and great to design with!!

I have started a series of “Tomato Man” plates that are simple, fun food ideas for breakfast or a snack.

This one was actually going to be something else but as I cut a mushroom the shape of the pram jumped out at me ….

Healthy Breakfast idea


– 4 small or cherry tomatoes of different sizes

– A mushroom

– A few large baby spinach leaves


1. Cut the mushroom cap into a carriage shape.

T-Man Pram - Pram (1 of 1)

2. Add a handle and struts for the wheels.

T-Man Pram - 2 handles (1 of 1)

3. Then cut a tomato in half to form the wheels.

T-Man Pram - 3 wheels (1 of 1)

4. Make the baby’s head from a small tomato and the back of it for the body.

T-Man Pram - 4 baby (1 of 1)

5. Cut legs from a spinach leaf.

T-Man Pram - 5 legs (1 of 1)

6. Then make the parent from two tomatoes for body and head.

T-Man Pram - 6 t-man (1 of 1)

7. Use spinach leaves to make arms and legs.

T-Man Pram - 7 Arms & legs (1 of 1)

8. And then some more to cut a hat.

T-Man Pram - 8 eyes (1 of 1)

Then I used some mushroom for eyes.

9. Cutting more mushroom for the ground.

Healthy breakfast for children

10. And tomato “man” is ready to step out with the baby.

Healthy Breakfast Idea

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