Today I’m sharing some more really easy food art snack plates for babies and toddlers. Last week I shared some fun Halloween food art ideas, and this week the ideas I'm sharing have a slightly more autumnal feel to them, with moons, stars and fireworks in honour of the darker evenings and of course bonfire night tomorrow night! I love having fun with food and my boys always love it when I make them a plate of food art, no matter how simple – they’ll always eat the lot, even if it includes foods that they might normally refuse!
Like the Halloween food art post that I shared with your last week, this post was created in collaboration with Organix, one of my all time favourite children's food companies. I've said it before but it's worth saying again - I just love the short ingredients lists and 'no junk' promise on each and every Organix product, and am always delighted to work with Organix as so many of their products are a staple in our cupboard for quick and easy healthy snacks all of the year around.
The easy food plate ideas I'm sharing below all feature a new product from Organix - delicious cheese stars made from puffed corn. Organix Cheese Stars join the Carrot Sticks, Sweetcorn Rings, Tomato Slices and Red Pepper Hearts in Organix's tasty corn puff finger food range, and are suitable for babies aged 7 months and upwards. It's probably worth mentioning that seven year old Small Child still loves this yummy range of snacks from Organix and even Mummy may have snaffled a few on occasion!
The first food art plate I'm sharing is a fun little snack featuring fruit toadstools.
Toadstool Food Art Plate
- 2 strawberries
- 2 green grapes
- 2-3 raw sugar snap peas
- Slice of cheddar cheese
- 3 Organix cheese stars
Start by finely slicing the sugar snap peas into thin strips, then arrange on the plate to represent grass.
Slice the tops from the strawberries and a slice from the top of each grape. Cut the strawberries and grapes in half and arrange on top of the sugar snap pea 'grass' to form toadstools.
Using a small circle cutter, cut out a moon from a slice of cheese. Arrange on the plate with the Organix cheese stars. Cut a few extra stars from the remains of the cheddar cheese (use a mini star cutter if you have one, otherwise you could also cut them out by hand) and add to the plate to finish it off.
I've created a very short but fun video to show you how easy these are to make, you can watch it here on YouTube if the video below doesn't work for you. Do subscribe to my YouTube channel while you're there for lots more fun food ideas!
Next I used the Organix cheese stars in a fun little stop motion food art video to celebrate bonfire night tomorrow! Check out the video below to see it - as before you can watch it here on YouTube if the video below doesn't work for you. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you're there too!
Last but not least I have this very cute Man in the Moon food art plate to share from Organix.
Man in the Moon Food Art Plate
- 4 Organix cheese stars
- 2 wide slices of cheese
- ½ a cherry tomato
- 1 slice of cucumber
- 1 carrot
Peel the carrot and cut it into 4cm batons. Drizzle with oil and roast in a moderately hot oven for 20 minutes until golden.
Using a sharp knife, cut 2 slices of cheese from the largest face of the block. Use a smaller knife (or mini cutters for the stars) to cut a crescent moon shape and 3 star shapes from the cheese.
Place the Organix cheese stars onto a dark blue plate, like stars in the night sky, then add the sliced cheese moon and stars.
Finish the food art plate off by making a man to sit in the moon using the half cherry tomato for his head, the cucumber slice for his body, 2 roasted carrot batons for his legs and another bent into an arm shape.
Organix have created a super fun little video to show you how to make this recipe, you can watch it here on YouTube if the video below doesn’t work for you.
You can find this recipe and lots more fun and imaginative ideas for finger foods over on the Organix website - do pop over and take a look, there are some lovely ideas there! Don't forget to share your photos on social media using the hashstag #organixfoodfun if you try out any of these ideas yourself, Organix would love to see them!