Do you have a fussy toddler on your hands? Whether they don’t like to eat vegetables or they want to eat the same three foods in rotation all.week.long, toddler food whims can be difficult to handle. One way to make toddlers more excited to try new foods is to create art with the food. Transform the food into something fun, and your toddler will likely try it.
With Halloween just around the corner, there are many fun and spooky foods you could serve your toddler. You might be surprsised–she just might like some of the new foods she tries!
Take baby carrots and use a little ranch dressing on one end for the “glue”. Then, put a slivered almond on top of the ranch dressing. You now have the witch’s finger complete with a slivered almond nail.
Ghosts in the Graveyard
For a fun snack, take a chocolate pudding cup, a banana, and a few chocolate chips. Open the pudding cup, and stick half a banana on top (top of the banana facing up, cut side down a ways in the pudding cup). Then, put two chocolate chip “eyes” and one chocolate chip “mouth” on the banana, and you have a ghost in a graveyard.
Make rice krispie treats and add a little food coloring (red works great). Instead of spreading the rice krispies in a pan, form them into a slithering snake. (Use a cookie sheet underneath them while they harden into shape.) Add chocolate chips or raisins for eyes. Cut a licorice stick in half length-wise and cut a slit in the end. Attach it to the front of the snake for his tongue.
I love it when I find healthy, fun snacks. Even better if they are simple like this one. Simply peel a clementine and leave it intact. In the center, place a small, cut, green pipe cleaner to make the “stem”. (Make sure to take this out before your child eats the clementine!)
Take one fudge striped cookie, and place its striped side down. Melt a few chocolate chips and let them cool slightly. Take a Hershey’s kiss and dip it in the melted chocolate for “glue”. Place the Hershe’s kiss on top of the fudge striped cookie, and you have a witch’s hat.
With these fun recipes, you can get your fussy toddler up to the table and asking for more!
What’s your favorite Halloween food recipe?