Move Over, Martha! This Is Food Art For Real Moms

I am not, nor do I claim to be, a Pinteresting Martha Stewart wannabe. So when I see pictures of these unbelievable food creations that some parents put together, all I can think about is, "Who the heck has the time for all that?!" Sure, they're pretty, but let's get real, people — is this a realistic expectation for real parents to live up to? Nope, not at all. This doesn't mean that we busy mamas are above arranging our kiddos' food into adorable scenes, we just need it to be easy and quick. Fear not, my friends; I've scoured the web and found some really cute yet supersimple ways to get artistic at snack- and mealtime . . . and not one of them requires you to intricately mold rice, cut peppers into tiny blades of grass, or head to the craft store. You're welcome! Front Page , Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Waffle Dragon
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Waffle Dragon

With just a few cuts of the knife, you can easily whip up a fun dragon for your kids in the morning. Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Fruit Palm Tree
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Fruit Palm Tree

Grab an apple, a banana, and some clementines, and your tot's snack is done. Source: Instagram user ft_cohasset

Tic-Tac-Toe Veggies and Fruit
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Tic-Tac-Toe Veggies and Fruit

Playing with their food is OK for this one! Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Watermelon Pizza
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Watermelon Pizza

You can use whatever fruity toppings you'd like with this simple watermelon pizza idea. Source: Instagram user fionnechan

Teddy Bear Toast
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Teddy Bear Toast

Turning your tot's toast into teddy bears would literally add an extra minute to your breakfast routine. But think of the smiles! Source: Instagram user lettersfromsanta

Sunshine Snack
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Sunshine Snack

An orange slice, some berries, and a handful of cereal, and voilà , you've got yourself a sun. Source: Instagram user lettersfromsanta

Pac-Man Cheese Quesadilla
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Pac-Man Cheese Quesadilla

This might just be the easiest and smartest way to turn that boring ol' cheese quesadilla around. Source: Instagram user casijohnson

Apple Turtle
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Apple Turtle

All you need is an apple and some cut-up grapes to make this cute little fruit turtle. Source: Instagram user lettersfromsanta

"Donut" Sandwiches
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"Donut" Sandwiches

Because adding sprinkles makes anything better, as does making it look like a donut. Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Bye-Bye Bunny Pancakes
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Bye-Bye Bunny Pancakes

Some bunny is a genius with this fun breakfast idea! Source: Instagram user impractical.jokers.fan

Crazy Face Sandwich
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Crazy Face Sandwich

And the best part is, your child might even taste the sprouts! Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Pumpkin Hummus Dippers
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Pumpkin Hummus Dippers

What a great and easy idea! Source: Instagram user superhealthykids

Orange Slice Snail
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Orange Slice Snail

All you need to grab for this one is a marker! Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Tongue-Out Breakfast Sandwich
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Tongue-Out Breakfast Sandwich

This is a breakfast sandwich, but really, it can easily be done with any sandwich. I love it! Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Button Pancakes
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Button Pancakes

It doesn't get much easier than these button pancakes. Source: Instagram user repeatcrafterme

Rudolf the Red Nose Rice Bowl
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Rudolf the Red Nose Rice Bowl

A cute way to serve rice over the holidays — and no rice molding required. Source: Instagram user lnacocktailslnaly

Orange Flower
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Orange Flower

This orange and celery flower is the epitome of easy, but you know what? Kiddos will love it! Source: Instagram user foodfixins

Caterpillar Hot Dog
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Caterpillar Hot Dog

A few slices of a hot dog, and you've got this awesome caterpillar. Source: Cute Food for Kids

Football Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Football Ice Cream Sandwiches

I love this simple way to turn an ordinary (store-bought) dessert into something fun and exciting for kids. Source: Instagram user cjbrowncj

Grape Tree
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Grape Tree

Another easy breakfast or snack idea, and all you need is a banana, some strawberries, some grapes, and a handful of cereal. Source: Instagram user lyndapuleio

Open-Faced Pig Sandwich
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Open-Faced Pig Sandwich

How cute is this pig sandwich? And it uses basic ingredients, which most of us have on hand anyway. Source: Instagram user littlefoodjunction

Jack-O'-Lantern Cheeseburgers
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Jack-O'-Lantern Cheeseburgers

How about these for a fun post-trick-or-treating meal? Source: Instagram user aninaspasaw

Bunny Pancake
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Bunny Pancake

Seriously, who knew getting creative with pancakes was this easy? Source: Instagram user _houseoflane_

Pancake Owl
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Pancake Owl

This pancake idea is a tad more involved (with placement), but I love how it also incorporates proteins. And anyone can slice a hard-boiled egg. Source: Instagram user kitchenfunwithmy3sons

Dino Nuggets
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Dino Nuggets

Dinosaur nuggets are a staple in my house, and this is an easy way to make them fun — and add some healthy stuff in too. Source: Instagram user jmosmiles

Pac-Man Waffle
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Pac-Man Waffle

Brilliant! Just brilliant. Source: Instagram user thejoysofmyboys

Superstar Sandwich
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Superstar Sandwich

OK, so I know this one requires a special tool, but if you've got a star cookie cutter, then this is a fun (and easy) way to add a little sparkle to your child's sandwich. Source: Instagram user mumfection

Sunshine Apple
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Sunshine Apple

File this under: why didn't I think of this? Source: Instagram user creativefun4you