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In todays era, where pizza, pasta, burger are easily available..kids do not want to indulge or rather dont like eating our desi food.
Forget them, we too sulk in the pool of desserts and have those cheat days. But we wan’t our kids to adopt good and healthy eating habits. And when they don’t we term them as fussy eaters.
Having said that, i am sharing these 7 Food Art Ideas that Kids will love so that we as parents can ensure to develop good and healthy eating habits in our children, at the same time keep them excited and happy.
7 FOOD ART IDEAS THAT KIDS WILL LOVE
1. DOSA – SWANS ON THE PLATE
Out of the seven, this is one of the best food art ideas that kids will love. Inspired from Kiaan’s favourite story book “The Ugly Duckling”, I have created this food art.
All you need is Dosa Batter and squeeze bottle. Pour the dosa batter into the squeeze bottle and lock it well. Once the tawa is hot, pour the batter in the shape of the duck. Once cooked just trim it with scissors and place it on the plate.
Well i have used Carrots and Makhana ( Lotus seeds ) to make fishes and corals, you can make use of any veggie of your choice and the swan foodart is ready
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Hi friends.. As promised, here is my swan foodart ready for all of you. .. Initially i wanted to show two birds in love but i lost my heart shaped cookie cutter and created this simple foodart for your little ones .. Well this is made of 🍽 dosa batter 🍽 topped with multigrain puffs, carrot and mint leaves .. Well the most important question i get is how do i make these shapes.. Well sharing with u a small TIP, i make use of any squeeze bottle (like ketchup bottle), add in the batter and directly make the shape on the tawa. .. And the main dish is ready without investing much of my time. All u need to do is accessorise it the way i have done above. .. If you enjoyed this #dosaart the let me know it in the comments below.. #foodartforkids #foodcraft #foodpresentation #foodstyling #kidsworld #mommydiaries #bloggermama #mamablogger #mamablog #mamablogger #bloggermum #mommyblog #mommyblogger #momblog #bloggermom #momswhoblog #blogonmama #eatmuncehies #thefeedfeed #sgfood #lovefood #morningbreakfast #eattheworld #bestfoodworld #delicious #yahoofood #yummy #toddlerlife
2. FRUITS – THE OWL in LOVE
Kids refrain from eating fruits these days. I don’t blame them since there are a lot of distractions in form of biscuits, chips etc. However we can act a little smarter by creating a tempting foodart.
I have made two owl using fruits like pineapple, apple and strawberries. To add a little more flavour i have used cheese and cadbury balls to make the eyes of the owl
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Its the month of love and since 14th feb is round the corner i thought of creating a cute foodart which depicates love in all form. .. Also to add in it was 14th when my roka happened and it was official we were to tie the knot soon.. .. So celebrating the state of my heart with this cute owls in love made from ✨ pineapple ✨ apple ✨ strawberry ✨ cheese and cadbury balls as eyes ✨pistachios .. Do share your take on it !! .. .. #foodart #foodartforkids #foodblogger #momblogger #indianmom #fruitplatter #motherhoodunplugged #momsofinsta #yummyinmytummy #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #healthymom #fussyeaters #funfood #kidsfoodideas #tuesdayismondayy ayy #healthyeatingforkids #momsofig #momhub #momitforward #indianmom #candidlife #flatlay #flatstyle #creativeflatlays #acupofmotherhood #valentines #valentinesday #valentinesday2019
3. NUTELLA – CAR
Who does not love nutella. We too love the flavour. So i have made a combination snack for my child using multigrain bread, nutella and apple. The idea is to strike the right balance and viola my kid did finished the plate.
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Its been a crazy week for me as kiaans bday celebrations felt a never ending affair… At the same time kiaan got many cars this bday as gift from relatives, friends, in-laws.. .. Well since cars is what kept my attention i tried to make a car foodart using some yummy chocolaty ingredients with fruity flavours. .. This foodart is made of ✨multugrain bread ✨@nutellaindia Spread ✨ apple .. You can also try this with peanut butter but since i used multigrain it did not look that great. .. Also i have not introduced kiaan to nutella..neither i allowed him to eat the bread.. It was more of a fascinating way to offer fruit for me.. And guess what he ate the apple enjoying every bit of it and with no fuss. .. You can try out such tactics too and let me know whether it worked or not. @momspresso @tlc_india @foodfoodtv @kidsstoppress @nutella @flavoursoffun .. #foodart #foodcraft #foodartforkids #motherhoodunplugged #momsofig #momsofinsta #kidsfoodideas #buzzfeed #nutella #yummyinmytummy #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #indianfoodblogger #indianmomblogger #flatlay #flatstyle #theuncommonbox #momitforward #storytellingmama #acupofmotherhood #kidsfood #midweekclickin #likzmarch
4. WATERMELON – CABLE CAR TO SWISS
Beating the summer heat is possible if we hydrate ourselves well with juices, fruits, yogurt, buttermilk. My 2 year old never preferred watermelon and getting him to eat one was a huge task. This foodart aroused a lot of curiosity in him as i had showed him what cable car was, he got super excited and ate it all.
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For all mommas out there who have kids who do not like watermelon here is a simple foodart for them. .. Kiaan saw a cable car image in one of the magazine and asked me what it is. Well i took it as an opportunity to feed him watermelons instead. .. Well the end result of how much he had, you will see in my stories but for me every bite counts. .. So to make the foodart you would need 🍉 Round shape cookie cutter to cut the watermelons as shown in the picture 🍉 little cheese 🍉 multigrain bread 🍉 chocolate sauce or @nutellaindia 🍉 sugar powder .. All you need to do is 🍉 Take the watermelon and cut in the desired shape and place them on the plate 🍉 Add cheese as shown in the picture 🍉Take a bread and cut it in triangle shape. Spread the chocolate sauce and sprinkle sugar to give a now effect 🍉Foodart is ready to be served. .. This foodart is needs proper placement of the ingredients and can be done within 15 mins. .. I hope you enjoyed this. Would appreciate if you could share your feedback in the comments below.. .. #foodart #foodartist #watermelonlover #summerfruit #kidslove #parentinglife #motherhoodrising #momentsinmotherhood #lifeasmama #igmotherhood #motherhoodinspired #storytellingmama #yougottaeatthis
5. RICE SABZI PLATTER – MEOW GOES THE CAT
Most of the time i get many request from mom who tell me to create foodart with our daily meal – the roti, sabzi, dal and rice. Kiaan is fascinated with kitty and hence i chose to make this foodart for him keeping in mind of our traditional food system
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I get many request to create foodart with our daily meal i.e roti, sabzi, dal and rice. So today i decided to make the lunch special by making this cute catty foodart .. One of the reasons is also kiaan's play school starting tomm and i am excited n nervous as well to see him go to a school, so i just thought of making the lunch fun today through my foodart .. To make this foodart, you need ✨ rice which has to be given shape of cat and eyes made out of green olives ✨ tree made of roti and veggies ✨ the ground is made of masala roti .. I hope you love this creation.. Its very easy to make, roll the roti for tree and just give the animal shape to the rice and voila it is ready. .. Do share your comments and feedback and show some love !! .. #foodart #foodcraft #foodstyling #kidsmeal #lunchideas #kidslunchbox #wholesomemeal #indianmomblogger #indianinstagramers #momlife #funwithfood #kidsmealideas #eeeeeats #yummyinmytummy #flatlay #creativeflatlays #inspiremyinstagram #mumbaimomblogger #fussyeaters #foodartforkids #catlovers
6. TOMATO RICE – YOGA POSE
For Kiaan rice means plain white steamed rice, If i make pulao or biryani or even just add turmeric, he will refuse to eat it. This makes me loose my sanity .
So on the international yoga day, i tired to keep calm and make this girl practising yoga made from tomato pulav and adding his favorite jaggery biscuits by early foods . Kiaan did not eat the whole plate but manged to eat couple of morsels.
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HAPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY!!! .. Let me confess today. I hated yoga for years .. I never found any purpose in doing it until last dec i made a choice to pursue yoga for mental health as motherhood was overwhelming.. And since then i have started loving it.. .. So today, when kiaan came home from school he told me he did yoga in the school,i became super excited about it.. Until now i had never spoken about yoga to him so i thought to have a fun session of yoga with him on our dinner table .. So as usual i keep telling him to eat healthy like sabzi, roti, dal and rice and for the first time he ate tomato pulav without a fuss .. Ps Foodart is made of ✨Tomato pulav ✨ @earlyfoods jaggery biscuits .. #foodcraft #eeeeeats #yummyinmytummy #buzzfeed #buzzfeedfood #parentinghack #internationalyogaday2019 #internationalyogaday #foodartforkids #foodart #indianinstagramers #momblogger #flatlay #flatstyle #picoftheday #foodoftheday #parentinglife #creativeflatlays #creative #kidsblogger
7. CORN – MR. & MRS BHUTTA
It’s monsoon season now, and we all relish on yummy bhutta available roadside. Well this is my favourite and Kiaan’s as well, however just for the love of food i made this foodart. After all foodart is not only about fussy eating it is also about being happy.
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These are some last corn cobs of the season I have it in my home and I thought of creating this cute Man-Lady foodart Honestly I was not too happy the one I had made it some time back and it was going on in my mind. So here it is my foodart of this season. I hope you enjoy it. Very simple to make ✔️I have used olives, apple and cheese to give the look of the man: woman ✔️do not remove the outer skin just leave it at the end and curl the skin to give a dress appearance to the woman looking cob Let me know what do you think about it.. I would appreciate all your comments.. #themagicplatter #foodartforkids #foodcraft #corncobs #yummyinmytummy #nomnom #buzzfeeedfood #kidsblogger #makingfoodfunforkids #kidssnack #goodlikez
These were the 7 Food Art Ideas that Kids will love, hope you enjoyed and plan to make some of the foodarts for your child as well.
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Do your kids enjoy wearing animal masks and enacting like them. Well who doesn’t, this is one form of role play for them which is fun, entertaining and thrilling experience for a child. But have you thought, If we could create food animal mask on the dinner table. I bet no !! So how about we Learn to make fun food mask for kids and take their learning curve to another level.
Before I share the steps, let me give you a little brief of actually how this idea popped up. I had made boiled red Chana Chaat for myself. Babykj started showing some interest in it. So I decided to make a mouse face and sing the rhyme – hickory dickory dock and serve him this chaat. With just 5 mins in hand, I managed to make the food mask which looked liked a crossbreed of mouse and a bear. When I took a poll of what did the food mask look like on instagram 68%said mouse and rest 32% said bear ..Some saving grace of 12%.
But you learn from your mistakes, don’t you. So the second time when I made Dalia khichdi at home I ensured the food mask look true to the character and bang on, it did look like a baby lion as expected. So here I am sharing my experience and teaching you to Learn to make fun food mask for kids
1. The Mouse Face Mask
- Boiled red Channa chaat garnished with onions, tomatoes, red chilli, salt, chaat masala, lemon etc
- Cadbury balls
- Give an outline of the character you choose with the red Chan’s chastity and fill it completely
- Place eyes and nose using cucumbers and cadbury ball
- Make the whiskers using cabbage
- And the meal is ready to serve
2. The Lion Face Mask
- Dalia khichdi
- Cadbury balls
- Create the outline of the character selected using Dalia and fill it completely with the khichdi
- To show the lion Harry, use shredded carrots and pace it as shown in the picture
- Place carrot in middle to make the nose and whiskers
- Add the cadbury balls to make the eyes
- Use olives to make the mouth and the food mask is ready to serve served
I hope you enjoyed this form of foodart and have learned to make fun food mask for kids. In case you liked this foodart you can also check some more i made in past here
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I love doing foodart for the kids. It’s super cute.. right ? Well it may feel tasking for some mom’s, as you might think a lot of time and energy is needed to create a platter and plus you need to have a creative mindset. Surprisingly that is not the case. All you have to do is get these summer fruits out of your fridge and begin to make some Fun Food Ideas for the Kids.
Summer is a perfect time to let your kids play and experiment with food. There are endless learning and teaching moments you can have with food and one of them is making food art for your kids. Food art is not only a medium to enhance a child’s imagination but also a great way to get those fruits and veggies on the plate. If you are dealing with a fussy kid, this is by far the best way to create fondness for food.
But before we begin, kindly ensure no matter what your child’s age is involve them in the food art making process. After they are done making a dog, fish or their favourite cartoon character, they will be much more excited to eat the platter. So, let’s begin!
Fun Food Ideas for the Kids with Summer Fruits
Enjoy a thrill ride with a Mango Hot Air Balloon
This is by far one of the simplest food art that can be done by a mom and child together. All you need is two ingredients – Watermelon and Mangoes.
- Cut the mangoes as show in the picture ( like a checker board ) and place it on top of your plate
- Cut the watermelon in triangle pieces and place it as mountains on the bottom of the plate
- Take a piece of bread and spread cheese or mayo and place it below the hot air balloon
- The balloon strings and birds can be made of the watermelon shell
- And your food art is ready to go
Sail away with these Summer Fruits
To make this foodart, kids will need some help from their mom’s specially to peel of the lychees and assemble it. All you need are these three ingredients – Lychee, Watermelon and Breadstick
- Peel the lychees as place it as waves of the sea
- Cut the breadstick into three parts of different sizes
- Place the smaller one below, followed by a middle size and larger one at the top. The idea is to depict a boat
- Slice the Watermelon in triangle sizes and place them as shown in the picture above
- To complete the scene you can add sun made from lemon or aam ras ( as i have made ), place birds made from fruit skin or clouds made of yogurt
- The platter is ready to be served
MEET THE WATERMELON FLAMINGO
This food art is made only using one single ingredient i.e Watermelon. Seems one complicated structure but very easy to make. In case you want to make a similar looking platter you can click here
You can even check out few more fruit food arts I have made in the past to get your kids enjoy food as well eat their meal without watching TV/ Mobile. Plz click here
So mom’s, time to get artistic and show your magic. This way the kids are entertained and occupied and at the same time you are to earn the title of the Best Mom in the world. What else is needed when your little one eats well and plays well.
I hope you enjoyed these Fun Food Ideas for the Kids with Summer Fruits and as usual i would wait for your feedback and suggestion. Do Comment below and share which of these summer food arts you have liked and don’t forget to share the post with your friends and family.
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This ‘Summer Blog Train’ is organized by Neha Sharma from http://growingwithnemit.com/
This post is part of the blog train where 24 awe-inspiring bloggers, are going to share their story of ‘Summer’. Hop on the train to read some amazing blogs.
I would like to thank Dr. Amitoj Kaur from Tryingtobeasupermom for introducing me to the blog train.
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Before i give out some details, let me inform you – this is my 51st foodart and I have been privileged to be associated with a brand who believes in the importance of nurturing beautiful moments. Their products are specially designed to make the life of a parent easy,offer quick fix and create happy family times. Since I love the brand and can say I am an unofficial brand ambassador, my current work is a simple memento towards my liking to the brand – Cookiie Pie Co.
This project has been one of my toughest foodart. The colourful, bright logo of the brand was not as easy it seems. Specially carving out the relationship of mom-baby with the white elephants was a result of many failed attempts that went into making the foodart for Cookiie Baby Carriers.
After much of trial and error, I finally found a way through to make the foodart for Cookiie Baby Carriers. Although, it’s not the perfect one as elephants are really tough to make, this one has been the best of my creations.
So here are the ingredients which I have used to plate the logo of the brand and make it quirky, believable and yummy.
- Curd Rice – I have tempered the rice with curd to semi solid consistency so that i can craft out the elephants shape well
- I have made use of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup and Roohafza to draw out the elephants and make it resemble the logo
- Eyes – i made use of whole black pepper
- For the rainbow colours surrounding the elephant, I have made use of
- Tomatoes – Red colour
- Carrot – Orange colour
- American Corn – Yellow colour
- Peas – Green Colour
- For the blue colour, I left the space as i made use of a blue plate instead of white one
With all the right set of ingredients – the foodart for cookiie baby carriers was ready to serve.
I hope you have liked this foodart. It is really special to me and hence i would love to hear from you some suggestion/ feedback.
Also you would like to see some of my foodarts made in the past, you can check it here