My little girl absolutely loves to be in the kitchen – but has never been much of an ‘eater’. Since she was a small baby, she always seemed ‘too busy to eat’ and this has definitely carried through into her toddler years. I find when something is visually appealing I have more luck getting it into her tummy, and while it is a bit of a pain sometimes (please just eat this sandwich – the triangles are witches hats!!), creating little activities with food keeps her occupied and so kills two birds with one stone.
We are currently renovating our kitchen, so I have been looking for options which are easy and don’t require stoves or cooktops! This little fruit rainbow was just the trick, Evie loved choosing all the colourful fruit and dipping it into the little yoghurt clouds.
- Two cloud sized dollops of yoghurt
- Colourful fruit, cut into bite sized pieces. Some options include:
- Red: strawberries, watermelon, red grapes, plums, red apples, raspberries
- Orange: rockmelon, oranges, mandarins, mangos, nectarines, apricots, peaches
- Yellow: bananas, pineapple, yellow pears, lemons (if they have been misbehaving! kidding!)
- Green: green grapes, honeydew melon, kiwi fruit, green apples, limes
- Purple: blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, purple grapes.
Quite a technical recipe this one – hope you have a pen and paper ready!!
- Place rows of coloured fruit in the shape of a rainbow.
- Once your rainbow is complete add two dollops of yoghurt at each end to form clouds.
Woah – did you get all that?! 🙂
One little handy hint is to start with the most regular shaped fruit pieces (I started with the rockmelon as these were in neat cubes) and then place the other rows around it.