A cute little peacock is a wonderful way to serve all sorts of colorful, healthy food by using it in his beautiful tail. Awhile back we made this version of a peacock, but I thought he was due for an upgrade! This version is even healthier than the other, as it is grain free and features veggies that are packed with vitamins and lots of great fiber.
Healthy Peacock Snack
To make this snack, all you will need will be hummus, and some beautifully colored vegetables. Simply chop up some veggies (we used carrots, cucumber, celery, and red pepper) and spoon your hummus into a plastic baggie. You will snip the end off of one corner of the plastic baggie to use as a piping bag, and you will draw the peacock’s body with it. Use the simple shape shown above. You can check out our Cucumber and Hummus Cupcake post to get more details about this step and see hummus used in another creative way!
Next, arrange your veggies as shown for the tail. Use two thin slices of a baby carrot for feet, several thin slices of red pepper for head feathers, and an almond for an eye.
I liked the idea of adding some additional protein to this snack, so I made a little ground out of almonds for our peacock friend to walk on.
Whichever version you create at home, this snack is sure to be a fun and super HEALTHY one!
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