Edible Art

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Something fun that my daughters (and the kids in my classes) love is making food art! It’s something easy and fun that allows little ones to use their creativity and practice fine motor skills. Plus it’s a great way to let them help with making a snack or lunch and expose them to new foods. Often they are so busy making their projects they forget that they get to eat it when they are done. Then they realize they have added things they didn’t think they like. And maybe, just maybe they will try the things they didn’t think they liked (I have seen it happen before). Feel free to get creative with the toppings…it’s also a great way to clean out your pantry.

Edible Art

What You Need:

Tortillas to use as paper

Plain Greek Yogurt to use as glue

Seeds, Nuts, Dried Fruit, Dried Veggies, Cheese to use as decoration

Cut the tortillas into rectangles (optional). Put the Greek yogurt into a squeeze bottle (or plastic zipper bag and snip one small edge of a corner to squeeze from).  Add your toppings to a mini muffin tin (makes a great pallet) or small dishes. Let your kids decorate their papers. Warm in the toaster oven if desired. Kids love eating their art projects, although don’t be surprised if they are so proud they ask you take a picture before they eat it!

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Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This looks like something my daughter would love! She already likes to make her own mini pizzas:) I’ll be filing this one away for future use.

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