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Mural Meal: It's a Vegetable Jungle Out There

Get tots fired up for dinnertime by creating a trip through the jungle on their plates. While staring down the lion, they'll chow down on veggies, starches, and delectable fruits. Let's set out on safari for the perfect mural meal!

First, take some rice and scatter it along the bottom of the plate to set the scene. Then steam a handful of green beans and place them on top of the rice as bushes. Using either steamed or fresh cut carrots, create a lion peeking out from behind the brush. Add a tail on the other side of the greenery as if he is hiding. Use two raisins for eyes and use an edible ink pen to draw the nose, mouth, and whiskers. Finish the piece de resistance with a watermelon sunset. Keep the tot from taking the fruit down first by telling her the sun shouldn't go down yet.


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Chloe-Wilson Chloe-Wilson 6 years
Great idea and the food picture looks really great. I think my 8 year old would appreciate the scene but would still say "What's that?" and sneer at any new foods. I think I've let him get away with being a fussy eater for too long and am now getting him to sample new foods daily - much to his disgust. So far this week he's tried carrot & coriander soup that he retched with but we had better luck with a forkful of salmon and then a piece of nectarine. I'll give the mural meal idea a go but maybe he's a bit old for it.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I ereally like them too. I love anything that lets a child use their imagination and have fun. I hate the strict controlled situations so many parents put on their kids
DK DK 6 years
I love the mural meals, one of my new fave lil features!
Angelica Angelica 6 years
That looks scrumptious!
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