Sugar Snap Tree and Apple Tree – Kid Made Snacks

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I was looking at a website – http://superhealthykids.com – and Emilie was sitting on my lap. A picture of a tree made out of snow peas was on the page and she immediately pointed to it and asked to make it.

I have never been a fan of making silly face dinners or lunches with elaborate cut outs or excessively decorated sandwiches. I saw a pic of Phineas and Ferb sandwiches the other day – kudos to these creative women doing this stuff – I just don’t think I would have the patience. I have enough trouble just coming up with stuff for them to eat that won’t cause hissy fits.

And I did not think that stuff would work with my people. Wrong.

Emilie loves sugar snap peas so I have been keeping them in stock. She made this herself, decorating it with chickpeas and I made a very awkward looking cheese star for the top. She crushed the entire plate.

The salute: I jokingly saluted them one day when they were shouted various demands and orders at me and Em has totally adopted it. I asked her if I could take a picture of her and she jumped up and saluted me.

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Will was interested in this project but wheeled backwards like a fighter in the ring when I suggested he make one for himself.  “no green! no green!”. Okay. So I sliced up apples, got some Cascadian Farms Chocolate O’s and made a biscoff spread and jelly star and let him go to town. He finished off his plate also. I’ll take it.

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The moral of the story? The more I get my kids involved in touching the food, assembling it, looking at pictures of food and recipes – the more they are inclined to eat it. Not the first person to discover this, but something I had to experience first hand to totally get the impact it has.

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  • http://www.superhealthykids.com Amy (Super Healthy Kids)

    I love it! thanks for sharing!!