Most people consider childhood fun memories that are equated with sugary treats. Why not fill your child’s memories with fun AND veggies with this fresh veggie train? It’s fun AND healthy!
This veggie train is pretty simple. Your kiddos can join right in and fill the train cars with baby carrots, broccoli florets, celery, cherry tomatoes and any fresh veggie that will fit!
What’s more fun about this train is that the veggies give it a ton of color! Have you noticed that kid cartoons, books and toys are full of colors? Yep. Bright, fun and cheery colors appeal to kids — so use that color-love to your advantage in your child’s diet!
My son played with the cucumber locomotive for quite some time. He loved how wooden toothpicks held all the veggies together! Just be sure you’re very careful when connecting the veggies! For the locomotive, push the toothpick through the carrots before attaching them to the train. This will prevent sticking your finger with the toothpick — I speak from experience!
If there are any leftover of the veggie train, I bag them up and toss them in the fridge for veggie stir-fries, veggie soups or just veggie snacking with a favorite dressing. That way no part of this train goes to waste!
This veggie train would be a fun addition to the next kid party you attend. Someone almost always requests a veggie tray, why not take it up a notch with this fun twist?
I broke the mom rules of all mom rules when we made this veggie train the other day. Yes, I told my cute munchkins to “Play with your food!” Does that make me a bad mom now? Hmmm, maybe not, but definitely a silly mom!
Enjoy making your veggie train and enjoy adding more veggies into your child’s diet — the fun way!
Happy veggie trails!
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