Easter is only a few weeks away, so today I’m sharing the first of this year’s fun Easter food ideas – healthy Easter nests! These healthy alternatives to chocolate nests are so quick and easy to make and are made from nothing but raw vegetables – perfect as a fun after school snack idea or to pop into an Easter themed lunch box!
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Healthy Easter Nests
- 1 carrot
- thick slices of cucumber
Wash and peel the carrot. Using a julienne peeler, cut the carrot into thin straw-like strips. If you don’t have a julienne peeler, use a sharp knife to cut the carrot into really thin strips or grate the carrot instead.
Pile the carrot into cupcake cases (I use brightly coloured silicone cases) or small ramekins, shaping into a rough nest with your fingers.
Cut egg shapes from the cucumber slices using an oval shaped mini bento cutter. Pop a few into each nest and serve.
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