We haven’t done “art in the kitchen” for a while so since it was snowing we decided to have a little fun! This is my best attempt at a Grinch lunch. I wasn’t happy with it but my daughter loved it and that is all that matters. It can be made for a snack or as part of a lunch. We paired it with her favorite sandwich right now… a pistachio butter and raspberry jam sandwich on sprouted Ezekiel bread.
1 green apple (used a small organic granny smith)
lemon peel (leftover from a lemon I used for water)
1 large strawberry, fresh or frozen
2 TBSP thick vanilla yogurt (used So Delicious Vanilla Greek Style Coconut Milk Yogurt)
Start by cutting 2 circles out of lemon peel, if you have a kitchen scissors they work really well for this. Cut two little notches, smaller half circles out of each. Remove the pith from the back of the lemon so it is thin. Holding the lemon to the apple or you can tack them with toothpicks, cut around them and remove just the peel and top section of the apple so you can press the lemon into the apple. Cut a mouth out with the back of a zester, a knife, or even a pumpkin carving tool works well. Attach the raisins nose with yogurt or peanut butter. Attach the strawberry to the top of the apple with a toothpick. This will be the only toothpick used but if giving to a young child I wouldn’t use a toothpick I would attach the strawberry with peanut butter (works best with a fresh strawberry or a thawed out one that you blot extra juice off with a paper towel). Pipe yogurt around the strawberry using a star frosting tip and frosting bag or use a plastic bag and cut the corner off. Place a ball on the top to finish the hat. Enjoy!