How to Play With Food (For Picky Eaters)

by Ilanit V. B.

I remember my dad used to say "Don't play with food" and I used to think to myself that, it's funner to eat my food if I'll play with it first. As a mom I enjoy watching my kids play while eating.


  • ½ Avocado
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 6 Ounces Cottage cheese
  • 1 Ounce Mozzarella cheese stick
  • ½ Pita bread or tortilla
  • Fresh dill chopped to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Hard boil eggs. You need 1-2 eggs per kid.

    Step 2

    Mash the eggs with fork

    Step 3

    Chop dill

    Step 4

    Mix cottage cheese (1 tablespoon for every 2 eggs) and dill with mashed egg salad

    Step 5

    Cut cherry tomato in half and scoop the seeds out (it will be fisherman's hat) you'll see in a sec

    Step 6 I used wooden skewer dipped in food coloring to draw a mouth and basil leaves for fisherman's hair. Eyes I made from black sesame seeds

    Step 7

    Cut about one inch from cheese stick. If it's too long it will not remain standing in his boat too long

    Step 8

    Grate leftover cheese into egg salad

    Step 9

    Cut avocado in half. This is the easiest way to remove the seed: stick the knife and twist

    Step 10

    Sprinkle some lemon to prevent color changing

    Step 11

    Scoop avocado with measuring spoon just enough to fit in cheese stick

    Step 12

    Just like this. The cheese stick will not stand by it's own yet but don't worry we will support the stick with egg salad

    Step 13

    Stuff avocado with egg firmly and all around. Place on a plate and see if it's stable. If avocado shaky you can cut just a bit from the bottom

    Step 14

    Cut triangle from pita or tortilla push through it the same wooden skewer we used to make a mouth

    Step 15

    This step is optional: add drop of blue food coloring to the remaining cottage and mix. Arrange it on a plate around the boat as an ocean. Also you can place on top of cottage gold fish crackers

    Step 16

    Voila! You don't have to make it by yourself. Have your kids help you and it will become fun Sunday morning activity.!