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Mom, There’s a Bird on My Plate!

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Spring has officially arrived and though we’re still waiting for warmer temperatures, we have already started spending more time outside exploring nature, playing at the playground and riding our bikes and scooters. I thought it would be fun to bring a bit of spring inside the house as well, and inspired by this fun lunch idea I made a birdie snack for kids.

A fun and healthy birdie snack for kids. It incorporates fresh fruits (orange, raspberry, cantaloupe and grapes), pancake and chocolate into a cute design that kids will love | at Non Toy Gifts

For some reason, my boys prefer veggies over fruits, even my youngest who is a good eater. Give them a bowl of carrots and they’ll finish it up in no time but an orange is a no-no every time. I was hoping that by incorporating a slice of orange in this cute snack design it would look more appealing and the kids would give it a try. Oh well, needless to say that the oranges were the only ones left untouched on their plates. But I’m not giving up.

What you need to make a birdie snack for kids

  • one pancake that will be cut into the shape of a bird
  • one icing eye
  • two slices of orange for the sun
  • cantaloupe for the bird’s beak and wing
  • a handful of grapes for the leaves
  • white chocolate chips and raspberries for the flowers
  • melted chocolate for the tree branches

Photo step-by-step tutorial to make a birdie snack for kids

A fun and healthy birdie snack for kids. It incorporates fresh fruits (orange, raspberry, cantaloupe and grapes), pancake and chocolate into a cute design that kids will love | at Non Toy Gifts

First thing my kids attacked on their plates was the flowers. I have to admit they turned out super cute and they taste as good as they look. I made them with white chocolate chips and raspberries but you can also use blueberries or nuts.

A fun and healthy snack for kids. It incorporates fresh fruits (orange, raspberry, cantaloupe and grapes), pancake and chocolate into a cute design that kids will love | at Non Toy Gifts

Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a backing sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the tips of the raspberries.
Lay out 5 chocolate chips close together in a flower shape. Repeat and make several flowers.
Place in the oven for about 50 seconds.
Take the baking sheet out and use a toothpick to swirl the melted chocolate.
Place the raspberries in the middle of the flowers.
Let the flowers cool.

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Tarynn Playle

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Oh my goodness, this turned out gorgeous! I love it!! I sometimes get creative with food for my kids, but nothing close to this! Thank you for linking up with us at the #TakeTime linkup!

Stef

Monday 11th of April 2016

Food art has a very short life :)

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