Fun food will always make it easier for your kids to eat their lunch and dinner. Brighten up your kids’ next meal with one of the smart flower food ideas we hand-picked for you. We have everything from vegetable flower bouquets to apple roses, and of course, ham flowers. Enjoy these clever food hacks any time of the year with your family and friends!
1. Vegetable Flower Bouquet via Fork & Beans
This is the best hack to get the kids to eat and love crudites. All you need here is a knife or cute cookie cutter with a flower shape. Add a vinaigrette or any other favorite dressing your child loves so they can dip away.
2. Tomato Tulips via OneLittleProject
What flower do you think of first when thinking about springtime? Tulips! Cherry tomato tulips are a fun idea for lunchboxes as you can use your kids’ favorite foods: cherry tomatoes and cream cheese. Use a mix of yellow and red tomatoes for an even more colorful composition.
3. Ham Flowers via Tueko.com
Maybe one of the most popular hacks, this ham flower is impressive when you see it but is so easy to make. You only need a knife and ham.
4. Strawberry Flowers via @making_lunches_fun
What about trying strawberry roses or strawberry tulips? The strawberry rose is a just a one-ingredient recipe requiring simple cutting skills to create petals one after the other. Strawberry tulips require 4-ingredients (cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, fresh strawberries) and about 20-min. worth of prep time.
5. Rolled Up Fruit & Veggies via Buona Pappa
This hack has been replacing the strawberry rose in most of our kids’ lunch boxes lately and we understand why. It’s easy to roll up food and you can “twist” the recipe with any fruit or vegetable available.
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