Edible bowls are a fun way for kids (and adults!) to eat some fresh fruits and veggies! I think we've all seen the intricately carved fruits from various places (think cruises or all-inclusive vacation spots) but this is a super simple and quick way to present your raw snacks.
Previously I talked about making healthy foods look appealing (here) to entice kids (and ourselves) to eat more of it. I also discussed fun salad ideas for kids here.
To make the orange bowls, simply slice a small portion of the bottom of the orange off so it's a flat surface. Then slice off a bit more of the top and run a sharp knife around the inside rim to hollow out the fruit. (Use the fruit to squeeze the juice onto the apples or pears to keep them from turning brown while on display.) Fill with fruits like grapes, apples or pears. Okay, so this particular bowl is not actually edible but you get the idea!
The second "bowl" idea is to find the right shaped bell peppers and hollow them out, then load with more peppers, carrots, zucchini strips or whatever veggie you like. It's fun to find peppers that are a bit funny shaped like the red one laying on it's side.