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10 Fun and Healthy Foods To Make With Your Kids

Picky eater at home? Here are some ideas to make unpopular foods into favorites.

1. Fishy Sandwich

Simple sandwich cut into a fish shape with sliced radishes for bubbles and peas for the greenery.

2. Hot Dog Spaghetti

Stick raw spaghetti into cut up hot dogs and cook on low/medium heat until done and serve. What a great idea!

3. Noodle Nest

Make spaghetti and simply place it on the plate in swirly motion until it looks like a nest. Add meatballs, carrots for beaks (pic uses orange peel), but I wouldn't use toy eyes, instead use something like pieces of cheese or peas.

4. Cauliflower Sheep

Raw cauliflower should be cut in the shape of the body, add carrots for legs and black olives for face and ears. They are stuck on using toothpicks so be careful when eating and make sure you count how many picks you use, so you can account for all of them. You really should only be using 2 for each eye. You can use a dab of mayo and stick a tiny piece of olive on it to make the pupil or you can use yogurt. If the surface is slippery, then simply scoop out pieces where the eyes are and fill holes with something white.

5. Cauliflower Snowman

Three pieces of cauliflower, some black olives for face and buttons and a little carrot for a hat. How easy is that? I would use yogurt or mayo as glue to get the hat to stick. You can use a skewer to keep all 3 pieces together.

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6. Ernie and Bert Fruit Snacks

Half an orange and half a banana for the heads. Add raisins for hair and part of their faces, a grape for Bert's nose and a cherry for Ernie's. You can even add some more background by laying them on top of a bowl of oatmeal.

7. Fruity Family

Strawberries, Kiwis and melons are all you need here. Set them up with or without little "hats" and put in tiny seeds for their eyes. I would just poke little holes in their eyes with a toothpick and carve in a smile. This would be great sitting on top of a pudding or sundae.

8. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Bear

It was Elvis's favorite meal. Wheat or white bread, cut 3 slices of banana and put to the side, then smash up the rest and gently spread it on one slice of bread. Then put peanut butter across the other side. Close it, toast it (if you like), add 3 slices you had to the side for ears and snout. Then add raisins for eyes and nose. Yum!

9. Breakfast Santa

You can use a waffle or pancake for the face, raisins for eyes, strawberries for a hat and whipped cream for a beard. Sure they already love it but some kids don't make time for breakfast. They won't miss this one.

10. Bagel Owl

Apples, kiwis, cream cheese (if they don't like cream cheese, try jam), blueberries, grapes, strawberries are all that you need here. What a yummy treat for anyone on the go. You can substitute apples for peaches or use cherry instead of strawberry for the nose, raisins can sub the blueberry eyes and try cheese sticks for his feet/legs. Use the cream cheese on the bagel as your blank canvas.

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