Veggies They Can't Resist

Show your kids that healthy veggies can be fun, too! These cool ideas for supper and snack time will have them asking for seconds.

Everything in this slideshow

1 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Green Pea Critters

These colorful creatures look like they could fly right off the plate.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Cook frozen peas.
2. Stack peas to create the body.
3. Add pepper slices for wings and carrot strips for antennae.

2 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Mushroom Sombrero

These mini Mexican hats will transform snack time into a fiesta.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Use a small knife to round the stem of a mushroom.
2. Use a small spoon to scrape and expose the gills.
3. Spoon ranch dressing into the mushroom cap.
4. Top with finely chopped sweet pepper and parsley.

3 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Mini Pepper Boats

These cute rowers are boatloads of fun.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Halve mini sweet peppers.
2. Fill with ranch dressing.
3. Add broken pretzel sticks for oars.

4 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Pepper Pops

Create an edible bouquet that's pretty and tasty.

To make it, follow these steps:
1. Cut a round from a piece of sweet pepper. (We used yellow and red.)
2. Use a straw to punch out the center.
3. Insert a pop stick into the pepper, and insert the other end into a cucumber piece.

5 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Celery Octopus

This bug-eyed sea creature is sure to make them smile.

To make it, follow these steps:
1. Trim off the leafy part of a celery stalk.
2. Slice into eight thin strips, cutting up to about 2 inches off the top.
3. Add to ice water until the strips curve up.
4. Place on plates with the "tentacles" curving up.
5. Stick on olive "eyes" with a soft cheese, such as cream cheese.

6 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Pepper Umbrella

Brighten a rainy day with these colorful, easy-to-make umbrellas.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Cut a round from a piece of cooked butternut squash for the top.
2. Add a piece of green pepper for a handle. (For easy handling, use a small candy cane cutter.)

7 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Carrot Rings

Kids will love playing with (and eating) these colorful stacks of veggies.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Cook carrot and parsnip slices.
2. Use a tiny round cutter to cut out centers.
3. Stack rings on top of each other, alternating colors.

8 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Cherry Tomato Blossoms

Dress up your kid's plate with these pretty petals.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Slice a cherry tomato into eight wedges, leaving the top intact.
2. Rinse out seeds; pat dry.
3. Turn over and spread out wedges.
4. Add a pea to the center.

9 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Crazy Potato Coins

Serve these fun potato shapes in place of greasy French fries.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Cut centers out of cooked sweet potato slices and cooked yellow potato slices.
2. Add the sweet potato cutouts to the center of the yellow potato and the yellow potato cutouts to the center of the sweet potato.

10 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Tomato Hot Air Balloons

Kids can help assemble these high-flying snacks.

To make them, follow these steps:
1. Decorate tomato slices with small cheese cutouts
2. Add chive slices for balloon strings.
3. Finish with a wheat cracker for the basket.

11 of 12

Greg Scheidemann

Pea Pod Fish

Dinner will go swimmingly when you serve this under-the-sea treat.

To make it, follow these steps:
1. Use one snow pea pod for the body.
2. Cut fins and a tail from another pea pod.
3. Add cut-out eye from roasted red pepper.


Copyright © 2009 Meredith Corporation.

12 of 12
Next Slideshow

The Delicious Power of Yogurt

Yogurt is not just for snack time anymore! Check out the health benefits... more
Begin Slideshow

Shop Related Products

Shop All

Comments

close