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Vegetable Train A Fun Party Food Idea

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Vegetable Train A Fun Party Food Idea

Today I’m sharing my Vegetable train here on The Inspiration Edit. This Veggie train is a fantastic party food idea and was a real hit at my daughter’s birthday party. Finding Kid veggie recipes and getting children to eat vegetables can sometimes be tricky especially at a children’s birthday party.  I always find by making fruit and veg into fun creations I can encourage children to eat vegetables. I hope this super cute Vegetable Train is a big hit at your next party.

Originally posted in 2015 on my previous blog Days In Bed – Updated  25 July 2018

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How To Get Your Toddler To Eat Vegetable Snacks

Getting your toddler or your older kids to eat vegetable snacks can be tricky. As a previous Early Years Teacher I recall sitting all the toddlers in high chairs and giving them tasty vegetable sticks as healthy finger food. The little ones loved it when we added peanut butter and raisins onto celery and we called this bugs in mud.

Four ways to get your toddler to eat vegetable snacks are:

  • Start them young. By introducing vegetables into your child’s diet early they are more likely to enjoy nutritious vegetables in the future.
  • Add tasty snacks with vegetables. For example, peanut butter and celery or carrots with a low fat dip.
  • Blend vegetables and hide them in other ingredients. You may like to try our hidden veggie cream cheese recipe.
  • Give your toddler colourful veggies. Maybe use broccoli to create trees and create a picture on your child’s plate.

 

What You Will Need To Make Your Vegetable Train

4-5 Peppers

1 Cucumber

1 Carrot

Celery

Toothpicks

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How To Make A Vegetable Train

To make this vegetable train you need between 4-5 capsicums or peppers. They have different names depending on which country your from so for the purpose of this post I’ll call them peppers.

You simply slice off the top of the peppers and scoop out the insides.

Make sure you leave the pepper stalks on  the outside as they can come in handy for connecting the trains together.

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Use the tops of the peppers which you have cut off to make slices for the carriages. Also chop some Celery, carrot sticks and 20 slices of cucumber for wheels.

Now you are ready to begin building your veggie train.

Building Your Veggie Train

You will need tooth picks to connect the cucumber wheels to the pepper carriages.

The cucumbers need quite a bit of reinforcement so expect to use a few toothpicks per wheel.

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Once the Veggie Train carriages have wheels, you simply need to stand them in a row to create your Vegetable Train.

Finally add the pepper sticks, celery, carrots and cucumber into the carriages for the finishing touch.

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Do You Like This Vegetable Train Party Food Idea?

This was such a fun party food idea to make. My daughter had a lot of fun helping me to make this and it was a fun activity to do together. You can get the kids to help make their own veggie train or you may want to create it on your own. The choice is yours. Either way this is a fantastic way to get children to eat vegetables at a birthday party and will be a huge hit. I promise!

Angela x

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42 Comments

  1. This is a brilliant idea! What a great way to get kids to eat more fruit and veggies, I need to do this! I also think the kids would enjoy helping to prepare it. I love the cucumber wheels. xx

  2. I have a little boy who is obsessed with peppers and trains. He would really love this. Great and fun idea. x

  3. Wow this is such a fab idea, I love it! Would be so cool for my nephew’s birthday party – he’s a train fanatic! I’ll be pinning this one x #brillblogposts

    1. I did mine on the day of the party. I have cut peppers in the past and refridgerated and they have been fine after one day so i assume one day is fine.

  4. This is brilliant! Not only is it a healthy snack but it also is part of the decorations. I am definitely going to make one of these for my sons next birthday.

    – Jackie (Organised Mum Life)

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