Today I’m sharing some of my favourite fun food recipes and tutorials for cute and easy fruit snacks. These ideas all make fruit extra fun so they’re great for getting kids to have a go with foods they might be unwilling to try otherwise.
Older children might like to try making them themselves too as a fun edible craft that can be eaten at the end!
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to give a talk about healthy eating to the whole of my 9 year old son’s school. We talked about what should (and shouldn’t) be in a healthy packed lunch, which foods that our body needs to be healthy, the Eatwell Guide and finally I showed them a few of my fun food video tutorials, proving that healthy ‘boring’ food is in fact fun food in disguise!
I was blown away by how excited the children were about this and have since had several parents coming up telling me that their children had been so excited they’d actually been asking to try healthy foods that they’d always rejected before. Apples and eggs were top of the ‘to try’ list so it would seem that turning them into bugs and mice really does work!
Below you’ll find links to 10 fun food tutorials that I hope will help your kids get excited about fruit too. They’re all cute, fun and totally doable, I promise!
Grape Balloons Food Art Plate – it’s easy to make this cute food plate and it’s sure to be a hit with your little ones!
Strawberry Roses – impress your family and friends with the quick and easy party trick!
Marshmallow Eyes – want to make food fun? Add eyes! This clever little trick takes seconds to do with the help of some mini marshmallows.
Plum Spider – we made this one for Halloween a few years ago but you can enjoy yummy fruit spiders all the year around!
Fruit Rockets – these are a extra fun around bonfire night or new years eve, but kids will enjoy fruit rockets any time of the year!
Avocado Chocolate Pudding Pots – yes, avocado is a fruit, honest, and your kids will have no idea how healthy these fun chocolate pudding pots really are!
Grape & Tomato Hearts – show your kids some extra love with this cute heart themed snack! Perfect for popping in lunch boxes too.
Watermelon Pizza – who doesn’t love a good pizza, especially when it comes as dessert!
I hope you that you and your children will enjoy these fun food ideas – which is your favourite?
If you enjoyed these fun food ideas, please do pin this post so you can find it again! For even more fun food ideas and tutorials, check out the Fun Food for Kids section here on the Eats Amazing blog or pop over and follow my Fun Food Ideas for Kids Pinterest boards for loads more ideas from all over the web.