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Sunday 22 February 2015

Bell Pepper Snacks Adored by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fairy Princesses!

Well half term week came and went, in a blink of an eye it seemed, no sooner had we traveled to see family, including the grandchildren, then it was time to head back - but we enjoyed special time with them. As the grandchildren grow older so they change and whereas our grandson's favourite toys and game had been 'Octonauts' this has now been superseded by 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. The amazing thing is these toys have been around a long time because I can remember our boys liking them and now it's the grandchildren.

With regard to our grand-daughter I always find it refreshing to see Fairy Princesses are still popular and of course 'Frozen' ...... I can recall that at Christmas there were scenes of many parents fighting to buy their girls 'Frozen' presents, thankfully we didn't come across such problem or mayhem!

As you will have previously read on other posts, our grandchildren do follow a reduced carbohydrate lifestyle. Things they just love to eat are peppers, especially the yellow, orange and red ones.Carrot sticks go down a treat with them as does celery and cucumber.

Their mother often serves up a snack using these. I did come across these fun recipe ideas you may like to incorporate for children, although why should adults not enjoy them too !

You could cut up peppers, carrots, celery and arrange them to look like stick people, with a smile on their face ..... kids get such delight as they eat an 'arm' or a 'leg' from their stick pepper person LOL

Or how about these ?

Celery and Pepper Traffic Lights made with celery stick, cream cheese, and bell peppers punched out using the back side of a frosting tip, you will find the circle is the perfect size

stoplight celery copy

Green Pepper, courgettes and carrot Octopus, made using a green Bell pepper. The octopus is sitting in a bed of hummus with some courgettes / zucchini and carrots to complete his adorable look.

Bell Pepper Octopus

Thanks to Super Healthy Kids for these ideas here  

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Anything to encourage children to eat vegetables is good.

Siobhan said...

Very cute! In reality, though, I'm sure my attempts would not look anything like that.

Anonymous said...

I could manage the pepper and celery traffic lights they look terrific. As Sheila said anything to encourage children to eat more healthily is good.


Lowcarb team member said...

Sheila - thanks for your comment, I do so agree anything to encourage children to eat vegetables is good.

Siobhan - thanks for stopping by and commenting. They are great food ideas for kids and agree look 'cute'. I reckon my traffic lights would be ok but my octopus may need a few trials first ..... but fun trying.

Kate - thanks for your comment, yes those traffic light celery sticks look good. I can remember my mum used to serve celery boats with cream cheese in them and a sail which she got us to colour in, we used a cocktail stick broken in half to affix the sail. It was fun sharing and cooking with mum .... I know the grandchildren enjoy it too, although care should always be taken when cooking with children.

Thanks again

All the best Jan