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.
Looking for more fun ideas? Check out my Healthy Kids Breakfast Idea.