One day I asked my very 2-year-old daughter what she'd like to have for a snack. She looked at me with an impish grin on her face and said, "Butterflies!" Just as I was about to say no, I got this idea and thought it might just give the old "Ants On A Log" recipe a run for its money (Ants On A Log consists of celery stalks filled with peanut butter, and topped off with raisins to resemble "ants"). It was a success, and is simple, healthy, and fun to make!
I keep a bottle of dried parsley in the fridge and dust every dish with a little dried, or even better, fresh parsley. This helps the kids realize there is no such thing as “white food,” and it gets them used to the idea that herbs are supposed to be in food.