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Clever mum uses food art to get her kids to eat more vegetables

(Picture: Jacobs Food Diaries/Caters News)
Kids and vegetables dont generally mix.

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By admin , in Food , at December 30, 2018

*MANDATORY BYLINE* PIC FROM Jacobs Food Diaries / Caters News - (PICTURED: Laleh Mohmedi, 35, from Melbourne, Australia, with her son Jacob,6) - This creative mum has found a novel way to get her kids to eat healthily by making fun cartoon characters out of food. Mum-of-two Laleh Mohmedi uses colourful fruit and veg to conjure up a whole host of characters for her children Jacob, 6, and 15-month-old Charlie Rose.The 35-year-old, from Melbourne, Australia has created everything from a fruit smoothie Donald Duck to a Kermit the Frog made entirely from grapes and says her culinary masterpieces really do work.SEE CATERS COPY
(Picture: Jacobs Food Diaries/Caters News)

Kids and vegetables dont generally mix.

Persuading your children to eat enough greens can be a constant and demoralising battle.

Once they wise up to the parsnips-in-the-mash-potato trick, youre basically screwed.

But one mum is using her artistic talents to devise inventive ways to make healthy food seem much more appealing for her little ones.

The 35-year-old mum-of-two uses colourful fruit and veg to create incredibly realistic cartoon characters for her kids meals. And the results are just stunning.

*MANDATORY BYLINE* PIC FROM Jacobs Food Diaries / Caters News - (PICTURED: Laleh Mohmedi, 35, from Melbourne, Australia, creates cartoon characters out of food. Donald Duck) - This creative mum has found a novel way to get her kids to eat healthily by making fun cartoon characters out of food. Mum-of-two Laleh Mohmedi uses colourful fruit and veg to conjure up a whole host of characters for her children Jacob, 6, and 15-month-old Charlie Rose.The 35-year-old, from Melbourne, Australia has created everything from a fruit smoothie Donald Duck to a Kermit the Frog made entirely from grapes and says her culinary masterpieces really do work.SEE CATERS COPY
(Picture: Jacobs Food Diaries/Caters News)

Laleh Mohmedi, from Melbourne, Australia, creates iconic characters from famous movies to get her children excited about mealtimes.

From Winnie the Pooh and Donald Duck, to more modern characters including Pikachu and Edna from the Incredibles, it seems like there are no limits to what this creative mum can make.

*MANDATORY BYLINE* PIC FROM Jacobs Food Diaries / Caters News - (PICTURED: Laleh Mohmedi, 35, from Melbourne, Australia, creates cartoon characters out of food. Cogs from Beauty and the Beast) - This creative mum has found a novel way to get her kids to eat healthily by making fun cartoon characters out of food. Mum-of-two Laleh Mohmedi uses colourful fruit and veg to conjure up a whole host of characters for her children Jacob, 6, and 15-month-old Charlie Rose.The 35-year-old, from Melbourne, Australia has created everything from a fruit smoothie Donald Duck to a Kermit the Frog made entirely from grapes and says her culinary masterpieces really do work.SEE CATERS COPY
(Picture: Jacobs Food Diaries/Caters News)
*MANDATORY BYLINE* PIC FROM Jacobs Food Diaries / Caters News - (PICTURED: Laleh Mohmedi, 35, from Melbourne, Australia, creates cartoon characters out of food. Pikachu) - This creative mum has found a novel way to get her kids to eat healthily by making fun cartoon characters out of food. Mum-of-two Laleh Mohmedi uses colourful fruit and veg to conjure up a whole host of characters for her children Jacob, 6, and 15-month-old Charlie Rose.The 35-year-old, from Melbourne, Australia has created everything from a fruit smoothie Donald Duck to a Kermit the Frog made entirely from grapes and says her culinary masterpieces really do work.SEE CATERS COPY
(Picture: Jacobs Food Diaries/Caters News)

Laleh says her son Jacob is a big fan of her work.

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He just loves it, Laleh explains.

Seeing his expression when he sees the creation is what makes it worth it.

For those of us who barely made it through GCSE art, the thought of replicating these creations seems daunting, but Laleh is adamant that theyre not too complicated.

It doesnt take long – it is all in the preparation – for example I make all the cold elements like the features and clothing, whilst the hot elements like mash potato and pasta sauce are cooking. Then it is just a quick plate up.

We like to buy fresh produce so our fridge is quite colourful so it doesnt cost us anymore than a normal meal.

So if your kid straight up refuses to eat anything thats even remotely green, then your best option might be to brush up on your artistic skills.

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