It's Recipe Redux time! This month's theme is fruits and veggies in shapes. I've been wanting to get my kids "playing" with some vegetables to help us try new foods, so I made this into a family activity. I took some cucumber and yellow squash and cut them into slices and gave the kids some small metal cookie cutters to cut out shapes. These little shapes found ways into the mouths of my children! My kids don't love vegetables and still didn't like these but they tried them! That is a huge victory in my house! And these fun pieces are salad and dip ready for me!
I prepared a cutting board with vegetables and cutters for each child.
Pictured below are my two bigger kids getting ready to start cutting.
The kids had so much fun and tried some new food. We have had zucchini quite a bit lately so I avoided it here, but it would work well for this activity too.
We used some Noah's Ark and spring themed cookie cutters we had on hand. The metal cutters worked well, but I don't think plastic cookie cutters would have the same effect.
Veggie Cut Out Recipe
Yield varies based on the size of the vegetables used.
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Yellow Squash
- 1 Zucchini
- small metal cookie cutters
Slice vegetables into approximately 1/4 inch think slices. (We peeled the cucumber to help increase acceptance, but you can leave the peel on for more fiber). Use the small cookie cutters to cut various shapes out of the vegetables. Serve as a salad topping or eat raw with a pinch of salt or with some ranch dip.
What ways to you get fruits and veggies in shapes? Let me know in the comments section below.
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