Play With Your Food: Easy Owl Toast
Fun food art that anyone can pull off
You don’t need to be an artist—or even a chef—to make fun food art that is sure to put a smile on your kid’s face. In fact, nowadays there are entire books filled with easy to reproduce designs (check out Eat your Art Out: Playful Breakfasts by IdaFrosk. Instagram is also teaming with inspo (favorites include @samanthalee @mammamakespancakes and of course @idafroske). To make the owl toast here, I started with began-friendly cashew “ricotta” but cream cheese would work just as well. For a fun finishing touch, use a honey bottle to write your child’s name in cursive over your design.
Easy Owl Toast Step by Step
Step 1: To make the ricotta, simply soak 1 cup raw cashews in water for two hours, then drop into a Vitamix or Cuisinart with 1/23 cup water and blend until smooth.
Step 2: Spread cream cheese or cashew ricotta on toast.
Step 3: Cut a slice of kiwi in half for wings, then place two slices on eyes, top with banana slices for the whites of the eye and add raisins for pupils.
Step 4: Using a small sharp knife, carve a small beak and place it on the nose.
Step 5: Place slices almonds down for feathers.
Step 6: Cut up a red apple to make the bird claws.
Step 7: Connect slices of kiwi to make a branch, then add dried cranberries or pomegranate seeds for the berries