To do: Speak about the natural beauty of foods and make Fruit Cupcakes
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: Fresh fruit, yogurt, granola
During long weekend days when you have the time to get a little creative, trying yoru hand at Food Art!
Food art to us doesn’t mean playing with your food to create something inedible, but rather, appreciating the natural beauty of a brightly colored orange, or the delicate florets of broccolini.
When trying out a new ingredient or when on a trip to the grocery store, take the time to appreciate this natural beauty. Make comparisons and initiate a discussion about color with your family! “This grapefruit has a similar rind or exterior as this orange, but the color is different. What color would you say this is?”
Next, look for ways to create beautiful dishes at home! Add a garnish of fresh herbs to a bowl of soup, or a nice sauce to fish or meat.
Our idea for food art puts your child in charge.
Recipe to practice food art: Fruit Cupcakes
These fruit cupcakes don’t involve baking of any kind, but rather involve layering fruit, yogurt, and granola in more of a layered truffle.
- Use whatever fruit you have in the fridge, especially beautiful bright berries like blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
- What kind of yogurt do you have? Grab the tub with a spoon.
- Granola or cereal will add a nice crunch to this fruit cupcake.
Next, construct your cupcakes. Use a small ramekin or glass bowl, or alternatively paper or foil cupcake inserts. Invite your child to make a beautiful fruit cupcake! Build layer after layer to the top of the container. No one cupcake is the same, and because of the combination of fruit with yogurt and granola, the end product will be beautiful.
Enjoy for breakfast or as an after school snack.
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