Sometimes a fun presentation is in order at dinner time. We all want to serve our kids a healthy and balanced dinner, so why not use the “trick” of an adorable and creative presentation to get them excited to eat a great dinner? Today’s Panda bear dinner features rice, black beans, meat, and veggies. Check him out!
1 cup cooked white rice
1/2 cup black beans, heated
1 stick celery
3 slices of cooked meat (chicken, pork, beef)
3 sugar snap peas
Heat black beans and place in a bowl. Place a spoonful of beans around the plate for Panda’s legs and arms. Next, fill in the center of the plate with white rice to look like the panda’s tummy. Panda’s have a thin black section of fur where there neck is, so add a line of black beans above the white tummy where the neck would be. Spoon some white rice onto the plate for the panda’s head, and arrange two black beans tilted outward for eyes, add a nose, and slice a final black bean into thin strips for the mouth. Add two small black bean ears.
Now, give your panda some “bamboo” to eat by placing the celery in his hand. Bamboo is a grass that is crunchy and fibrous, just like celery would be. Finally, add a little tree on the other side of the panda, layering your strips of meat together and adding some sugar snap pea leaves.
Also, check out this Hot air balloon dinner featuring grilled chicken, corn, red bell pepper, guacamole, cheese, and carrots. My kids loved it and I’m sure yours will too!
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