When you’re a picky eater, holiday pitch-ins are a nightmare. You never know if you’ll like what is served and bringing your own festive food seems impossible. These candy themed veggie trays let you create a festive appetizer that is 100% plain for even the pickiest eater.
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It’s Day 5 and we are sharing Holiday Party Food Ideas!
Admittedly, as much as this is a treat for me because I absolutely love fresh vegetables, it was also a test to see if the kiddos would be more apt to eat the veggies. When you make things look like candy, kids love it, right?
Well, my youngest (4) ate some of the tomatoes and the middle (5, almost 6) totally ate a bunch of the bell peppers! Say what? I never thought I’d see the day that happened.
If you have picky kiddos (or simply want to add a little pizazz to your holiday veggie trays) these fun candy themed veggie trays are for you!
Candy Themed Veggie Trays Ingredients
- 2 Yellow Bell Peppers
- 2 Orange Bell Peppers
- 1 Large Container of Button Mushrooms
- 2 Packages of Grape Tomatoes
- 2 Heads of Cauliflower
Bell Pepper and Cauliflower Veggie Trays
First, slice all of your bell peppers.
Next, pull apart both heads of cauliflower.
After your vegetables are cut up, start arranging one color of bell peppers on a plain white dinner plate like a spiral. Do not use all of the bell peppers yet. You are only creating an outline.
Then fill in the white spaces between the bell peppers with 1 head of cauliflower. Because the cauliflower pieces are much bigger and sturdier, use these to create walls around the bell peppers.
Next, fill in the bell pepper areas with your remaining bell peppers of one color.
Repeat steps 3-5 with your second head of cauliflower and second color of bell peppers.
Tomato and Mushroom Veggie Tray
First, cut your mushrooms into halves.
Next, create your candy outline with mushrooms. Try to build your “walls” up as high as possible to help hold your tomatoes in place.
Lastly, fill in the white spaces on your plate with your cherry tomatoes.
These candy themed veggie trays let you keep the candy theme going without an overabundance of unhealthy treats! Feel free to make these with any vegetables you like. I do recommend finding at least 1 white vegetable (such as the mushrooms or the cauliflower) to place between your colors. It adds to the look and creates consistency between the multiple veggie trays.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.