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Get the kids in the kitchen and build a strawberry octopus together. It’s easy, it’s healthy and it’s a great memory making recipe.
Make a Strawberry Octopus for a Healthy Breakfast
Who ever said ‘…don’t play with your food‘? I believe we should absolutely play with our food! And, this Strawberry Octopus recipe for breakfast is proof that we should. How fun is this?
Making a strawberry octopus changes breakfast completely!
If you make this with the kiddos, it’s like combining craft time and a meal all at once and the bonus? Well, the bonus is making memories together at the counter!
Here’s all of ingredients and ‘how-to’s’ in a printable version for your convenience. Have fun making messes…
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries
- 1/8 cup cream cheese or Mascarpone cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 strawberries, large
- 1 slice of cinnamon raisin bread, honey wheat bread, whole grain mini bagel, large whole grain bagel or whole grain sandwich round
- Candy eyes
Wash the blueberries and strawberries. Pat them dry.
Place the blueberries and honey in a mini food processor or blender and finely puree them. Fold the blueberry mixture into the cream cheese or Mascarpone to create a colorful and tasty spread.
Cut the greens off of the two strawberries. Slice one of the strawberries into thin slices.
Toast the bread of your choice; cinnamon raisin bread, honey wheat bread, whole grain mini bagel, large whole grain bagel or whole grain sandwich round.
Spread the blueberry cream cheese on top of the toasted bread.
Place the sliced strawberries in a circle on the toast to create Octopus tentacles. Place the large strawberry on top. Spread a tiny amount of cream cheese onto the back of the candy eyes and place them onto the strawberry.
Lesson for Kids in the Kitchen: Every recipes, even the simplest, are filled with lessons for children. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe;
- Measuring ingredients
- Blending ingredients
- Mini chopper/food processor safety
- Knife safety skills
- Combining fresh ingredients
- Using fresh fruit in Recipes
- List making
- Shopping for ingredients
- Crafting with food
- Following Directions
Did You Know, there are an average of 200 seeds on the outside of each strawberry?
Or, that technically an octopus has 2 legs and 6 arms? It’s true; check the facts here.
Looking for more strawberry kid fun? Check out my strawberry and blueberry ladybug bites. They are filled with more delicious food yum. I want to have a tea party just to serve these tasty treats = L-O-V-E them! They are one of my favorite creations…