Getting your kid to love eating healthy foods can sometimes be a challenge, but this mom figured out a creative way to make it fun.
Melbourne-based mama Laleh Mohmedi transforms her son Jacob's healthy meals into plates of his favorite cartoon characters. This makes eating fresh food more fun for Jacob and allows Mohmedi to put her artistic chops to use. Her dishes are packed with nutritionist approved ingredients like fruits, vegetables, and proteins. She shares her creations on Instagram titled Jacob's Food Diaries.
It all started when she made a lion out of her son's spelt pancakes and posted it to her personal Facebook page. She received an overwhelmingly positive response on the post which encouraged her to create more fun plates and post them on social media for followers to enjoy.
She also started blogging about her dishes and sharing recipes so that you, too, can make them for your kids (or yourself) at home. Of course, making these recipes mean more time and effort in the kitchen. If you're a parent who feels like you don't have time for that, take solace in knowing you're not alone. But if you feel like giving it a try one night, Mohemdi proves you don't have to be too crafty to get the job done.
"I must admit Jacob's reaction has not changed from his first plate to the detailed ones I make for him now, so I encourage everyone to give it a go," Mohemdi wrote on her Instagram.
You can check out some of her food art below:
1. Mr. Potato Head
Made with lentils with carrots and sweet potatoes, brown rice, wilted spinach, capsicum, eggplant, apples, and a wrap.
2. Elsa from "Frozen"
Made with garlic and spinach fettuccine, parsnip, potatoes, beetroot, purple cabbage, leeks, carrot, and red pepper.
3. Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street"
Made with eggs, raspberries, melon, blueberries, strawberries, apples, pears, oranges, and a wrap.
4. Spongebob and Patrick
Made with eggs, cheese, ham, cucumber, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, pears, peanut butter, and a wrap.
5. Woody from "Toy Story"
Made with eggs, cheese, apples, plums, strawberries, ham, and a wrap.
6. Mike from "Monsters Inc."
Made with kale, spinach and macadamia pesto pasta, cucumber, purple carrot, and a wrap.
7. Ariel from "The Little Mermaid"
Made with red capsicum and almond fettuccine, cucumber, and a wrap.
8. Chucky from "Rugrats"
Made with yogurt, blueberries, apples, oranges, beetroot, and banana loops.
9. Yoda from "Star Wars"
Made with scotch fillet, beef, peas, potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers, and a wrap.
10. Kermit the Frog
Made with eggs, toast, avocado, strawberries, and watermelon.
Made with roast chicken, wild rice, potatoes, broccoli, tomato, and a wrap.
12. Marlin and Dory from "Finding Nemo"
Made with salmon, nori, corn, kimchi, and rice that was dyed blue using purple cabbage.