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I will admit my children have been terrible vegetable eaters since they have been born. It makes no sense because their mommy basically eats a diet consistent of vegetable, fruits, and protein. I have tried it all through the years including hiding their vegetables in smoothies but ultimately it never works! Once they taste it, they want nothing to do with it. Terrible I know! Then last year, someone came to one of my parties with an Edible Elmo Vegetable Tray and it changed the way the whole family looked at vegetables. Now if I create a platter in a fun shape or character, they are all for eating it! Add to it the awesomely delicious Kraft Dips and the whole family devours all the vegetables.
Before I show you just how ingenious Edible Elmo Vegetable Tray (credit to my awesome friend who brought it over last year), I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about the Kraft Dips. Kraft Dips have been in my life for quite some time but usually paired with the classic chips. When adding a vegetable tray with Kraft Dips, the children now gobble the vegetables. Kraft Dips come in three awesome flavors including Kraft French Onion Dip, Kraft Green Onion Dip, and Kraft Bacon Cheddar Dip. All these three dips come in a brand new packaging that has the same great taste but a brand new look! They are readily found in the refrigerator section at your local Walmart near the cottage cheese.
When we got home from Walmart, Hayley demanded we make the Edible Elmo Vegetable Tray in preparation for our party next week. Of course I obliged because they were lacking on vegetable this week, so it would be a great way for them to get them in before the week ended. Making the Edible Elmo Vegetable tray using the Kraft Dips is a wonderful way to get your kids eating vegetables and also in a fun way!! Score to my wonderful friend who came up with idea last year and brought it to my party.
How to make an Edible Elmo Vegetable Tray:
-Kraft French Onion Dip
-About 30 black olives
-About 9 baby carrots
-2 Large black eyes (I used candy but you can also use an olive or frosting)
1. On a large round platter, you will place 4 TBLS of Kraft French Onion Dip as the eyes. On top of each of the dip scoops, I put the black eyes using candy. This will be Elmo’s eyes.
2. Then make Elmo’s face by assorting the baby tomatoes to make the chin, cheeks, and overall face. Most of the platter will be covered with tomatoes.
3. For Elmo’s mouth, arrange the black olives in a mouth shape. This will go over the tomatoes.
4. For Elmo’s nose, use the baby carrots in the nose region.
5. Voila, you are done! Easy and fun!
Using the Kraft Dips as the eyes of Elmo, made it a really fun way for the kids to eat their vegetables and dip in for some great flavor. I plan to make this for many years to come because it makes even the pickest eaters get in their vegetables. It is definitely mom and baby approved!! If you have a child who struggles with eating vegetables, give my Elmo Vegetable Tray a try today! You will thank me later!
Be sure to check out more delicious recipes at Kraft.com. I’d love to hear your favorite!
How cute and creative! Veggies is something I’m SO glad aren’t a struggle for my kiddos. My oldest is the only one who won’t eat them my other kids gobble them right up!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
How creative!That is indeed a pretty way to serve vegetables for children to feast on. The french onion dip by Kraft would make it even better.
I love vegetables now but didn’t when I was a kid. This cool Elmo vegetable tray definitely would have made me like them more.
Chubskulit Rose says
That is cute and very creative! My kids has no problem eating veggies and I am so glad for that!
that is the cutest elmo I’ve ever wanted to eat. LOL That would be great at a birthday party.
What a cute dish. Such a cute idea for a party or bbq.
Sandra Watts says
What a fun way to get your kids to eat their veggies.
Sandy KS says
I think that is adorable. however, my kids are teenagers. That won’t work on them. Lmao, however, I do add veggies in more meals. Such as broccoli and carrots in meatballs.
Uplifting Families says
Elmo is so cute. I’m thankful that my kids enjoy eating veggies especially tomatoes and carrots.
Joanne T Ferguson says
What a cute way to get kids to eat their vegetables! I might try this at my next party and see how I go!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
This Elmo Veggie Platter looks like a fun way to get my niece and nephews to eat their veggies! I haven’t had french onion dip in awhile I will have to look for Kraft the next time I am at the store!
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
We love french onion dip! It’s so good with veggies but it’s also really great used in recipes!
Michele D says
My Kids would love this even though they are out of the Elmo stage. Still cute for all ages to enjoy!
Lauren R says
that is the most adorable idea I’ve ever seen!! I love the way you created Elmo from veggies! I need to do this in the future!
My toddler would go nuts for this one. What a sweet appetizer idea! Maybe for his birthday!
Donna Ward says
Wow! I’ve never been that creative – you’ve done just an excellent job of making it look good and easy to do – Thank you 🙂
FANTASTIC idea! I’ve been struggling with ways to get my older two to enjoy their veggies (ok, to even take one bite!). This looks like a great way to use the Kraft Dips to encourage them to eat more veggies! Thank you! (client)
That is adorable and such a great idea. I think making food fun is definitely a way to have kids enjoy veggies!
Aisha Kristine Chong says
I guess this is such a wonderful tip – I can make use of it once I do have kids of my own.
Oh my goodness that’s cute. That might even get my kids to eat cherry tomatoes!
Maria C says
this is cool! can’t wait to copy & make my own…thanks for sharing
Very cute and very creative! This is a great idea for birthday parties or family parties – it’s always a hassle to get the kids in my family to eat vegetables!
Yona Williams says
OMGoodness…that is so cute – I can really see Elmo in there. French Onion Dip is one of my favorites.
natalie nichols says
We had a sesame street party for my son’s 2nd birthday. We made the elmo tray, an Oscar the grouch tray and a cookie monster tray. We spent months making the decorations and the Cookie Monster cupcakes were a hit.
James Robert says
I am amazed and the ideas you women come up with, they’re great!