Toddler Snack Idea: Hungry Mice
Finding a toddler snack idea that my son will actually eat, isn’t always the easiest task. He’s going to be two in the next few months and is already a picky eater. After browsing All You Need Is Cheese for another blogging project, I found some great inspiration.
On the website I found a creative recipe for mice made out of eggs, grapes and olives, all surrounding a pile of cheese in the center. It was too cute, and I really wanted to give it a try. Source
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Toddler Snack Idea
I didn’t have any grapes or olives on hand so I made do with what I did have:
- Eggs (hard boiled)
- Almonds (halved)
- Cheddar Cheese
The mice are really easy to make, here’s how:
- Take your hardboiled eggs and slice them in half. Whether or not you leave the yolk in, is up to you.
- Slice your almonds in half to make the ears and cut up the raisins small to make the eyes.
- Cube some cheese.
- Put the mice together, I had to make little cuts for the raisins to stick in where the nose would be. The almonds stayed in great.
- Arrange the snack with the “mice” surrounding the cheese, or getting ready to eat it.
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My son took delight in the presentation, I could tell he was almost as thrilled as I was. He ate a lot of the cheese, picked off the raisins and almonds but left the eggs alone. He wasn’t a fan of eggs to begin, but I thought disguising them would help a bit. I’m sure it will when he’s older.
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This is absolutely GENIUS! I’m going to make this for my littlest. She’ll love it.
It’s pretty cute! I had a good time making it (plus, it’s fast)!
Such a cute idea. I know my children would really enjoy those cute little mice. Thanks for sharing.
hehe, so cute! I wonder if my boys would like hard boiled eggs, I will have to give this a try
What an adorable idea! So cute. I will have to improvise because my son is allergic to eggs, but I am sure I can come up with a great substitute. Thanks for the idea!
Oh that’s too bad. The great thing about food is you can create anything and make it fun 🙂
Randa, your new website looks great! I love the little mouse snack that you recreated here; very cute that hard-boiled eggs make the little mouse bodies.
Thank you Jenna! I am loving my new blog as well, it’s so exciting starting a new project.
Oh my gosh! So cute! I’m going to do this for Little One’s lunch tomorrow!!!
Thanks Christine! How did it go?
These are completely adorable, my son refuses to eat egg so I might give this a try to encourage him!
Now that is a snack my girls would love. So cute, and healthy too 🙂
That is so cute and my toddler loves everything on that plate (at least some days, you never know with that kid!) pinning to make!
My daughter would absolutely love this!