Food Art : Easy way to make kids eat!

Fascinating Food art!

Food art : Easy way to let kids eat nutritional food

Kids hate eating food especially those green veggies, isn’t it? And we parents being creative, try to woo our kids by hook or crook to get their hands on healthy meals. It is a constant fight of every household I see. Further, my lil one had started his play school recently few months back. So I wanted to make something really interesting for him after a tiring school time (now Summer camps) to let him know my happiness to see him back. And that’s when one day I planned to go compelling with the nutritious foods and get a tag of “Gifted Mama”. And that’s how I began on food art spree.

I picked up some random foods available at home for a try, with my first food art being :

1. A cheesy Yummy House :

Food art : Easy way to let kids eat nutritional food

Simple constituents, quick to make, delicious to taste and energizing to eyes! All you need is –

Multigrain Bread: (with 45-65 Calories in a slice), it is a good source of fiber since it has whole grains.

If not, you can also opt for – 100% Whole wheat Bread

Peanut Butter: Packed with some great nutrition as proteins, vitamins, Magnesium, Potassium, good fat, it poses as a wholesome diet for a child.

Cheese: My kid loves eating cheese, yes I restrict it to one slice a day. He gets Calcium & proteins but have limited of extra calories and fats by this restriction.

Banana: A perfect fat free diet with abundant carbohydrates, proteins.

Tree Trunk was made with a Chocolate roll, you can replace that with any similar food in your kitchen loved by your kid.

The farm feel by grapes made it tempting for my kid to pounce on it!

*Baked / Fried Bell peppers : Exceptionally high in Vitamin C, it is a healthy addition to diet that made my Tree leaves!

*Those pink door are of refreshing mint “Tic-Tac” which my son loves after his food.

*Although he could not eat capsicum directly, but he ate it in the sandwiches made later:)

*Bell peppers can be replaced with red Watermelon and Mango pieces perfect fruits for summers to relish upon!

And you know ..Guess what, as soon as my son saw it, he said “I’ll finish eating this house” and in next few minutes, except the bell pepper & celery stick, the complete house was in his tummy. Ahh, I lost my hard worked house in those few minutes;).

Oh God, where was my creativity lost for those few years when I struggled to make him eat! I never found making him eat that easy.

2. Snowman Day:

Food art : Easy way to let kids eat nutritional food

The next day was a Snowman Day, but we did it together. I kept all the ingredients ready & designing it was just 5minutes task. It was becoming both a fun activity and a great eating experience for my child. Simple enough, isn’t it my cheesy snowman?

The hut with cheesy holidays is with whole wheat bread, the snowman is indeed cheesy mama’s.

Hands are crafted out of bread and with a loved carrot-y nose:). Simple yet delightful, don’t you agree?

It was becoming more of a hobby for him now, when next day I was instructed to design a Pacman with the monster, Lol!

3. Pacman was here:

Food art : Easy way to let kids eat nutritional food - Pac Man

Cheese again came to rescue, with black grape being its eye! (Cheese can be easily replaced with the Rice Idly, which can be so filing)

I made Pac-man eat those watermelon pieces since they were deliciously sweet & my son loves it.

Bread came as a rescue for making of the monster, with strawberry crush on its top. You can even put peanut butter or fruit jam or strawberry pieces instead of strawberry crush. It can be a fruity snack to eat, isn’t it Mama’s?

So that’s how we are into exploring more and more with with the food, trying to put more of nutrition into the exotic crafts we make together now. The shelfs are full of amazing fruits – Kiwi’s, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, banana, mangoes , watermelons. All of this can be used to make lovely crafts – flower, fish, sheep, your kids favorite toy, or anything. Just let your imagination bring out the best of the tastes, your lil munchkin will love to relish on!

Nutritious Food = Happy mama

Crafty Food  = Happy Child

Nutritious Crafty Food = Happy mama and Child!

 Would love to know, if you tried any of such food art with your child and how did kids react to it? 


Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

This Post Has 57 Comments

  1. momchakra

    I have the most picky eater in my son. It’s frustrating. Thanks for the ideas. Shall give it a try.

  2. forfatterwannabe

    My kids are all grown up,but will be sure to try this on grandchildren when they arrive someday

  3. abhinav

    Wow Jhilmil, this is super cool, never seen such creativity. Don’t know about kids, I certainly want to eat all of it 🙂

  4. aniahalama

    These are so much fun, I love the little pacman. Such a great idea for kids especially for those that are picky eaters.

  5. Amber

    I love these! I personally wouldn’t have the patience to make any of them, but I can admire the plates when other people do it!

  6. Those are some fun looking treats. I don’t have any kids but may have to make them for myself!

  7. Danasia Fantastic

    I would have loved eating something like this when I was a kid- I was a super picky eater and this would have definitely tricked me into eating my veggies.

  8. These are genius! And they don’t look so insanely complicated that I’ll fail miserably haha thanks!

  9. nicolemwooley

    Such a cute idea! I babysit for friends all the time so I will be adding this to my list of tricks!

  10. thefreckledfootdoc

    I wonder if this would get my picky eaters to eat?? They are driving me crazy right now with their constant refusal to eat!

  11. Veera

    Beautiful post! It´s is such a pleasure to read well-written, thoughtful text. I am sure to follow your blog in the future as well 🙂

  12. anamika

    These are really some creative idea … I’ll try , Hope my son will like it 🙂

  13. Miranda (Anosa)

    The snowman food art certainly brought back some memories, these are definitely great ideas for sure.

  14. Susannah

    These are such cute ideas!!! My son would love them!!!

  15. Chemady

    I don’t have kids and i have not tried any of the kid art before. Those are great tricks to use on kids.

  16. These foods are so creative! They would be perfect for a picky eater. The kiddos would love this!

    1. Jhilmil

      Yea I found them perfect for my kid who hates

  17. Michelle

    I think this is a great way to get kids interested in vegetables

  18. dayniaa

    These creations are amazing thanks for sharing, something to do with my little one ?

  19. Blair Villanueva

    Food art here in Asia is part of the culture. Especially in Japan, bringing lunch box with food art in it, signifies that you have a loving Mom or wife.

  20. Jenn

    My friends do this with her kids and they love it! They do it on ” Wacky Wednesdays”.

  21. Emily Lauren

    How cute! My mother made us lots of clothes when we were little, but we would have totally loved these snacks!

  22. thatssodarling

    Oh my goodness! I love all of these. My kids would have a blast with that. I am definitely trying this! Thanks!


  23. Zee

    I love the Snowman creation. I used to enjoy these creative tricks when my son was younger. He was a picky eater and hiding the vegetables was an art that I came to perfect.

  24. momslittlefeat

    Thank God my son is a good eater! I have no sense of creativity. Thank you this I can just copy your ideas ?

  25. Kanani B.

    Soooo…the best I can do is a sailboat with PB and J. I’m gonna have to give some of these a try!

  26. Khushboo

    Such a cute concept! My mom knew very basic food art ideas and she would use it everywhere to ensure we ate enough veggies. Your snowman looks too cute ?

    1. Jhilmil

      Kudos to your mom to help kids eat veggies with arts:)

  27. echoesofhervoice

    These are such cute ideas! Will definitely try them with my kids!

  28. deepagandhi

    Wow..these are great Ideas Jhilmil. I try making different shape of parathas for my younger one as she is little picky. My favourite is the hut.

  29. Tina Basu

    this is so creative and cute. I have been trying to do so many things with my so, but he simply refuses to eat!

    1. Jhilmil

      Thanks Tina, try out if this works, kids are pricky eaters!

  30. Nikhila Chalamalasetty

    Super cool tricks to make kids eat healthy food.

  31. toastycritic

    This is very cool. I imagine it would be a creative way to get your kids to try different foods. If my daughter were younger, she would have loved this.

    1. Jhilmil

      Oh yes, you know its really difficult with these preschoolers dramas for food! SO that makes me creative,lol

  32. helen

    nice article and good ideas for fussy eaters.

  33. Mommy Engineering

    Wow some people are so creative! My boys would probably eat these really deliciously looking food if they were prepared like that!

    1. Jhilmil

      That’s great, try them out & share with me:)

  34. LOL! How cute are these plates?!
    Who cares about my picky eater… I want to eat cute plates of food!!!!! ❤

  35. jesusglitter

    I think when children are involved in the creative process of cooking they will try their own creation and eat foods they normally wouldn’t. This is a great idea I will be sharing with my daughter-in-loves!

    1. Jhilmil

      Great, thanks for the kind words:)

    1. Jhilmil

      I guess kids make us creative Amrita, they hate-relationship with food gets mom into anything;)

  36. Nadica

    I like this things. So cute for kids thou ? Thanks for sharing.

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