My Little Red is my number 1. He always will be. His only worry is whether or not we’re going to play soccer on the beach, or if his friend from across the street is going to come over for a playdate. The school playground is two blocks away, and all the kids meet there for wall ball and tag. Fun, fun, and more fun. And sometimes, sleep. That’s my Little Red in a nutshell…. Tough life, I know. Ha! I love seeing him enjoy his childhood. And I love being THAT mom who makes cool kids food for him and his buddies.
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Here are a few of my latest Kids Food creations to help stir up your creativity.
Star-egg. This is a lot easier to make than you think. These are two pieces of bread. The bottom bread is intact. The top bread, I used a cookie cutter. I had a star on hand. Feel free to use whatever you like. Put both pieces of bread in an oiled pan with the cut out bread on top. Crack the egg into the star, set to the lowest heat, cover. It’s read when the white is not runny.
Bear toast. How simple is this! I used almond butter, but you can easily substitute any of these ingredients with anything you have in your cupboards. I once made this bear with crab cakes, carrots, and aioli.
Bunny. Apple, carrots, tomatoes, cheese. I will confess that this was my lunch not Little Red’s. What can I say I like make kids food and eat it too.
Chickity chick. It’s supposed to be two chicks playing in grass. Can you see it? They are made from chicken nuggets, olives, carrots, sugar snap peas, spinach, and dried banana chips.
Zoom Zoom. Toast, chocolate chips, and whipped cream. I made this for breakfast for my Little Red and his buddy who had spent the night. The next day, his buddy’s mom called me and asked me what the airplane breakfast was. Ha! Thank goodness I had taken a picture.
Grilled Cheese Ice Cream Cone. Grilled cheese, bananas, topped with tomato. My Little Red had a few friends over for a spontaneous playdate. I didn’t have anything for lunch, and kids need to eat. There was no way I was going to go to the store with 4 kids. I had enough bread for a couple of sandwiches. So, to make the bread stretch, I made them “Grilled Cheese Ice Cream Cones.” They were a HUGE hit!
Kids food is the easiest, fastest, and best way to get my Little Red to eat his food. Sadly, he takes after his mom in his picky-eating habits. Sometimes it takes a few minutes to think what fun design to make for him, but it’s worth investing the time. It saves in the headaches and the … “now what do I feed him?” Have fun!